Ulrich C Knoepflmacher

William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature, Emeritus. Professor of English, Emeritus.

Ph.D., Princeton 1961.  Professor Knoepflmacher joined the faculty in 1979, after teaching 18 years at Berkeley; he retired in 2006.   The recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and one fellowship each from the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Humanities Institute, he has also won awards for his teaching, scholarship, and lifetime achievement in the humanities and has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals and of the University of California Press.  His interests include: Victorian literature and culture; nineteenth-century British poetry, the English novel, and English and American children's books.

Knoepflmacher is the author of six books on Victorian subjects and the editor or co-editor of  a dozen other volumes.  Among the former are Emily Brontë's 'Wuthering Heights' : A Study (1989, 1996) and Ventures into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity (1999), and among the latter, George MacDonald: The Complete Fairy Tales (1999) and Victorian Hybridities: Cultural Anxiety and Formal Innovation (2010).  He has also published a self-illustrated children's book, Franny, Randy, and the Over-the-Edge Cat Person (2009, 2011), and is currently revising a childhood memoir, Oruro: A Boy's Holocaust Refuge in the Bolivian Andes.