Werner Sollors

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Werner Max Sollors
Born (1943-06-06) June 6, 1943 (age 75)
Kronberg, Germany
Nationality American, German
  • Wake Forest College (now University), attended 1964-65
  • Columbia University, attended 1969-70
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Ph.D., 1975
  • Harvard University, postdoctoral study 1977-78
Occupation Author, Professor
Spouse(s) Married
  • David
  • Sara
  • Ferdinand Sollors, teacher
  • Martha Sollors, homemaker
  • 1981 Guggenheim fellow
  • 1990 Constance Rourke Award for the best essay in American Quarterly
  • 1997-98 Walter Channing Cabot fellow
  • 1999-2000 National Endowment for the Humanities fellow
  • 2003 Lifetime achievement award for outstanding scholarship and criticism of the field of U.S. ethnic literary studies, MELUS
  • 2003 Sylvia Lyons Award for contribution to scholarship on the life and works of Charles W. Chesnutt, Charles W. Chesnutt Association
  • 2006 Everett Mendelssohn Mentoring Award, Harvard University

Werner Max Sollors (born 1943) is Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English and of African American Studies at Harvard University. He is also Global Professor of Literature at New York University Abu Dhabi.[3]


Sollors received a doctorate in philosophy in 1975 from the Free University of Berlin.[4]

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His writings include Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture (1986), Neither Black Nor White and Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature (1997), Ethnic Modernism (2008), and The Temptation of Despair: Tales of the 1940s (2014). He was also the editor for the Modern Library Classics release of Georges by Alexandre Dumas.


  1. ^ a b "Werner Sollors". Contemporary Authors Online (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Detroit: Gale. January 19, 2012. Retrieved 2014-01-12.  Biography in Context. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Werner Sollors". Directory of American Scholars (fee, via Fairfax County Public Library). Gale. 2002. Gale Document Number: GALE|K1612545536. Retrieved 2014-01-12.  Biography in Context. (subscription required)
  3. ^ NYU Abu Dhabi Faculty
  4. ^ Werner Sollors - History of American Civilization

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