Barton W. Browning

Barton W. Browning



  1. Ph.D. German Literature, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1970
  2. M.A. German Literature, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1965
  3. B.A. German & Comparative Literature, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1962
  4. University of Munich, Munich, Germany, 1960-61


Dr. Browning specializes in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century authors with a particular emphasis on the works of Heinrich Julius von Braunschweig. As a fellow of the Herzog August Library at Wolfenbüttel, he has received several grants to pursue his research on Lohenstein and Mannerist drama. In addition to his service as a member of the editorial board of Colloquia Germanica and as a reader for various journals, he was also a founding officer of the Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature. His further scholarly interests include the development of German drama in its historical context and nineteenth-century Austrian prose with a special emphasis on Adalbert Stifter. On occasion he also makes forays into the early twentieth century as in the work of Joseph Roth. His most recent work deals with literary depictions of the seven deadly sins during German Renaissance with special attention to the sin of gluttony and such inverted guides to correct behavior and proper table manners as Dedekinds Grobianus.