Inger S. B. Brodey 


University of Chicago:

  • Committee on Social Thought: Ph.D., December 1993: “A Rhetoric of Silence: Self-Representation and the Distrust of Words in the Novel of Sensibility”
  • Committee on Comparative Studies in Literature: M.A., August 1991: “The Rhetoric of Ruins: Fragmentation in Goethe and Sterne”

Middlebury College: Summer 1989, Advanced Japanese intensive course

Albert-Ludwigs Universität, Freiburg, West Germany: 1987-1988; DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst) year studying German literature, philosophy, and anthropology

Waseda UniversityTokyo, Japan: 1985-1986, Japanese language and literature

The Colorado CollegeB.A.summa cum laude, May, 1987

  • Major: Honors in Liberal Arts & Science (Comparative Literature and Political Philosophy): “Rebellion, Irony and Conversation: Camus, Mann, and Oakeshott and their Reactions to the Conflict of Reason and Tradition in the Twentieth Century”; Minor: East Asian Studies

Professional Experience:

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 

  • Department of English and Comparative Literature: Bank of America Distinguished Term Associate Professor, 2013-2017; Associate Professor, 2009-present; Assistant Professor, 2003-2009
  • Asian Studies Department: Adjunct Associate Professor, 2009-present; Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2004-2009.

University of Washington, Visiting Scholar, (1996-1997)

The University of Puget Sound, Assistant Professor, 1994-1998; Research Assistant Professor, 1998-2002.

The Colorado College, Political Science Department: Visiting Instructor, 1992, 1993

The Colorado College, History Department: Visiting Instructor, 1992

Newberry Library Lyceum (Chicago, IL): Instructor, Spring, 1990

University of Chicago: College Academic Writing Tutor, 1990-1991.

Contact Information:


Department of English and Comparative Literature

434 Greenlaw Hall, CB #3520

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


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