Michael M. Morton

Michael M. Morton

Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature

External Address: 
116E Old Chemistry, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90256, Durham, NC 27708-0256
(919) 660-3169

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia 1981

  • M.A., Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1977

  • B.A., Stanford University 1971

Morton, MM. "Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803)." Encyclopedia of Europe: 1789-1914. 2005.

Morton, MM. "Narrative and Consciousness in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Der goldene Topf." Die Goethezeit: Werke-Wirkung-Wechselbeziehungen; Eine Festschrift für Wilfried Malsch. Ed. JL High. Göttingen: Verlag von Schwerin, 2001. 231-58.

Morton, MM. "Contemporary Theory and the German Tradition: Some Stages in the Emergence of Critical Realism." Politics in German Literature: Essays in Memory of Frank G. Ryder. Ed. B Bjorklund and ME Cory. Columbia: Camden House, 1998. 195-215.

Morton, MM. "Strict Constructionism: Davidsonian Realism and the World of Belief." Literary Theory After Davidson. Ed. RW Dasenbrock. University Park: Pennsylvania State UP, 1993. 92-123.

Morton, MM. "Silence Audible: Mauthner, Hofmannsthal, Wittgenstein, and the Vindication of Language." Fictions of Culture: Essays in Honor of Walter H. Sokel. Ed. S Taubeneck. New York: Lang, 1991. 215-43.

Morton, MM. "Discourse and Gesture: The Poetic Dialectics of On Diligence in Several Learned Languages." Johann Gottfried Herder: Language, History, and the Enlightenment. Ed. W Koepke. Columbia: Camden House, 1990. 71-86.

Morton, MM. "Changing the Subject: Herder and the Reorientation of Philosophy." Herder Today. Ed. K Mueller-Vollmer. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1990. 158-72.

Morton, MM. "Herder and the Possibility of Literature: Rationalism and Poetry in Eighteenth-Century Germany." Johann Gottfried Herder: Innovator Through the Ages. Ed. W Koepke. Bonn: Bouvier, 1982. 41-63.

Pouvreau, R, and Morton MM, . "Schöpferische Weltbetrachtung: Zum Verhältnis von Einbildung und Erkenntnis in Texten der deutschen Romantik." Colloquia Germanica (February 2005). (Review)

Bayer, O. "Vernunft ist Sprache: Hamanns Metakritik Kants." Lessing Yearbook (2005). (Review)

Morton, MM. "Lessing’s and Herder’s Wie die Alten den Tod gebildet: A Critical Analysis of the Arguments." Lessing Yearbook 35 (2003): 137-68. (Academic Article)

Baildam, JD, and Morton MM, . "Paradisal Love: Johann Gottfried Herder and the Song of Songs." Monatshefte 95 (2003): 122-23. (Review)

Dürbeck, G, and Morton MM, . "Einbildungskraft und Aufklärung: Perspektiven der Philosophie, Anthropologie und Ästhetik um 1750." Monatshefte 94 (2002): 536-37. (Review)

Roche, MW. "Tragedy and Comedy: A Systematic Study and a Critique of Hegel." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 100 (2001): 96-99. (Review)

Weing, S, and Morton MM, . "The German Novella: Two Centuries of Criticism." South Atlantic Review 65 (2000): 201-03. (Review)

Morton, MM. "Critical Realism and the ’Critique of the Concept’." Herder Yearbook 4 (1998): 177-89. (Academic Article)