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    The Misuse of Nietzsche in Literary Theory
    Philosophy and Literature 16 (2): 320-332. 1992.
  • The Modern Danish Novel in the Context of European Nihilism
    Dissertation, Indiana University. 1991.
    This dissertation is concerned with nihilism, the concept of universal nothingness, as manifested in the modern Danish novel. The emphasis is on defining the concept in its historical, philosophical, and cultural aspects, and demonstrating its relevance to the novel, using the ideas of Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Soren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Albert Camus. Each thinker defines nihilism and offers an ethical response to the threat of defeatism and pessimism. Jacobi …Read more