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Ralph Buechler, Ph.D.


Office: FDH, 509
Phone: (702) 895-3546 / 895-3431
Email: ralph.buechler@unlv.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Areas of specialization:

  • Eighteenth-Century German Literature, Enlightenment
  • Literary Theory, Genre Theory, Postmodernism
  • Essay and Essayism

Biography:

Dr. Ralph W. Buechler, Associate Professor of German Studies, has been teaching German language, literature and culture at UNLV since 1989. He received his Ph.D. in German Literature from the University of Wisconsin.

Currently the Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, Dr. Buechler also served as Chair from 1995-1998 and in the fall 2003. He has also served on or chaired numerous departmental, college and university committees, including the Faculty Senate.
His research interests include literary theory, cultural studies, literary criticism, the essay, biography, autobiography and travel literature and translation. He has published a book on the 18th-century essay of the German Enlightenment, over twenty refereed and invited articles in regional and national journals, as well as over thirty book reviews and other publications. Dr. Buechler has presented papers at over fifty regional, national and international conferences.