Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences
Liliane Weissberg is an extensively published scholar and frequent lecturer both in the U.S. and abroad. After completing her M.A. at the Freie Universität Berlin, she earned her A.M. and Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard. She came to Penn from Johns Hopkins in 1989 and was named the Joseph B. Glossberg Term Professor in the Humanities. She has had visiting appointments at universities throughout Germany.
Weissberg has served as graduate chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. She teaches a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses and is a member of the Center for Folklore and Ethnography, the graduate group in art history, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Women’s Studies Program. Her commitment to teaching was recognized in 2003 with a Lindback Award.