Scott G. Williams

Associate Professor of German
Modern Language Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3205 | 817-257-7163


Ph.D. Comparative Literature
University of Texas at Austin
Magister Artium: Greek and Roman History and Archaeology
Universität Hamburg
BA History
Stephen F. Austin State University

Courses Taught

GRMN 10153, GRMN 20053, GRMN 20973, GRMN 20983, GRMN 30003, GRMN 30053, GRMN 30063, GRMN 30173, GRMN 40003, GRMN 40023, GRMN 40970, GRMN 60063

Areas of Focus

Translation Studies, Modern Reception of Classical Greek and Roman Antiquity, Contemporary Literature, Language Learning Technology

1)“Eating Faulkner Eating Baudelaire: Multiple Rewritings and Cultural Cannibalism,” The Faulkner Journal (25.1) 65-84.
2) Rewriting Rome in post-1945 German-language Literature: Examining Image, Norm, Habitus, Tertium comparationis,” ACROSS Languages and Literature (6:1) 79-93.
3)”The Deukalion and Pyrrha Myth in Paul Celan and Christoph Ransmayr,” German Life and Letters April  (56:2) 142-155.

1) The Performative Turn: Rebelling against the Tyranny of “Text”, American Translation and Interpreting Studies Association, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, March 31-April 3, 2016.
2) ” Homer in a Digital Age: Translation as Performance”, Northeastern Modern Language Association, Hartford, Connecticut March 16-20, 2016.
3)“Dürrenmatt’s Dilemma: Literary Posterity or Performance,” Nida School of Translation Studies 2015 Session on Leading Edges in Translation – World Literature and Performativity. San Pellegrino University Foundation in Misano Adriatico, Italy. May 18-29, 2015
4) “Translation as the Negotiation of Performativity” Conference: Performativity and Translation. Hong Kong Baptist University and City University of Hong
Kong. 9-10 January 2014

Honors Professor of the Year 2009

Goethe Institute Language Examiner
Deutscher Forschungstaucher (German Research Diver)

Modern Language Association, American Translation and Interpreting Association, American Association of Teachers of German

President 2005-2007: South Central Association for Language Learning Technology
Board Member 2011-2013: American Translation and Interpreting Association