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Paul Youngman

Paul A. Youngman
 is Associate Professor of German Studies and the Director of the Center for Advanced Research in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  His research focuses on the German cultural reception of various technologies.  Black Devil and Iron Angel (Catholic University Press, 2005) deals with the railway in 19th-century Germany and We are the Machine (Camden House, 2009) is an analysis of the literary reception of computing and the internet in contemporary Germany.  His most recent research focuses on nanotechnology in Germany and the U.S.  His latest paper on complexity is called 21st-Century Humanities: Art, Complexity, and Interdisciplinarity and is currently under review.  Professor Youngman has enjoyed several research stays in Germany.  Most recently he received a grant from the DAAD to conduct research at the Center for Functional Nanostructures in Karlsruhe.  Other significant stays included a Fulbright research grant at the University of Hamburg and two DAAD sponsored visits to the German Literature Archive in Marbach.  (Homepage)