Paul Youngman Professor of German

Paul Youngman

Center for Global Learning 241
(540) 458-8828
Curriculum Vitae

Paul A. Youngman is Professor of German, Head of the Department of German and Russian, and Chair of the Digital Humanities Working Group at Washington and Lee University. His research focuses on the German cultural reception of various technologies. Black Devil and Iron Angel (Catholic University Press, 2005) deals with the railway in 19th-century Germany and We are the Machine (Camden House, 2009) is an analysis of the literary reception of computing and the internet in contemporary Germany. He has also published widely on Nanoscience and technology.  His most recent publication, Complexity and the Human Experience (Pan Stanford, 2014), is an edited volume featuring computer modeling applications in the humanities and social sciences.  To learn more about Professor Youngman and his research, please visit