William Collins Donahue

Director, Initiative for Global Europe; Professor of European Studies; Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities; Professor of German

William Collins Donahue

4159 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-2472
William.C.Donahue.36@nd.edu

William Collins Donahue

Director, Initiative for Global Europe; Professor of European Studies; Cavanaugh Professor of the Humanities; Professor of German

Expertise

Contemporary European studies; Holocaust studies; German Jewish studies; Germany and the European Union; contemporary German literature and film

At the Keough School

William Donahue is director of the Initiative for Global Europe in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.He is a faculty fellow of the Keough School’s Nanovic Institute for European Studies. Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and Pulte Institute for Global Development.

Biography

Donahue is professor of European studies; the Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, C.S.C., Professor of the Humanities; and professor of German at the University of Notre Dame. A scholar of contemporary German literature and film, Donahue is a concurrent professor of  Film, Television, and Theatre. He is the author of Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink’s  “Nazi” Novels and Their Films and The End of Modernism: Elias Canetti’s Auto-da-Fé. He has served as chair of Notre Dame’s Department of German and Russian Languages and Literatures.

Donahue is co-director of the Notre Dame Berlin Seminar, which brings American scholars of German literary and cultural studies together with experts and leading figures of Germany’s literary scene. He holds a PhD in German Literature from Harvard.