Glenn Ehrstine

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University of Iowa

Glenn Ehrstine is Associate Professor of German. His primary research interests concern German literature and the cultural transformations between the late Middle Ages and the early Reformation, with particular emphasis on religious theater, Catholic and Protestant polemics, carnival plays, and theories of the carnivalesque. His current work engages the theatrical display of relics in Corpus Christi plays and the indulgences granted to medieval audiences. He is a past president of the Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature and serves on the editorial board of Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama, the journal of the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society. He teaches a broad array of courses on contemporary topics, including post-war German culture, the role of Germany in international affairs, and, most recently, German-American culture prior to 1917.