Tyler Carrington is a cultural historian of modern Germany and teaches a wide variety of courses in the German Studies curriculum, ranging from intro and advanced German language, culture, and literature courses to seminars in German history, gender and sexuality (especially masculinity), and urban studies.
A native of Iowa City, he has degrees in German (BA, MA) and history (MA, PhD) and comes to Cornell from Kalamazoo College, where he taught in both the history and German departments.
When he is not teaching, he enjoys singing and playing music with his band, hiking, woodworking, and challenging students to badminton matches.
Link to Curriculum Vitae
- Ph.D., History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
- M.A., History, Loyola University Chicago, 2008
- M.A., German, Middlebury College, 2007
- B.A., German, Wheaton College, 2006
- Love in the Big City: Intimacy, Marriage, and Risk in turn-of-the-century Berlin (manuscript under review)
- “Love, Mobility, and Fate in turn-of-the-century Berlin.” In progress for Marcelo Borges, Linda Reeder, and Sonia Cancian (eds.), Languages of Love: Emotion, Gender, and Migration.
- “The Demystification of Love: Sentiment, Practicality, and the Body in turn-of-the-century Berlin,” forthcoming in Body Politics. Zeitschrift für Körpergeschichte.
- “Conflicted Fatherhood: Masculinity and the Modern World in the Life and Work of Thomas Mann.” Snodi. Pubblici e privati nella storia contemporanea 7 (Spring 2011): 16-37.
- “Instilling the ‘Manly’ Faith: Protestant Masculinity and the German Jünglingsvereine at the fin de siècle.” Journal of Men, Masculinities, and Spiritualities 3:2 (June 2009): 142-154.
- Review of Whyte, Iain Boyd and David Frisby (eds.), Metropolis Berlin: 1880-1940 (forthcoming in Studies in Twentieth & Twenty-First Century Literature). PDF
- Review of Adriaansen, Robbert-Jan, The Rhythm of Eternity: The German Youth Movement and the Experience of the Past, 1900-1933. German History 34:3 (September 2016): 489-491. LINK
- Review of Reddy, William M., The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia & Japan, 900-1200 CE. H-Emotions, H-Net Reviews. June, 2016. PDF
- Review of Smith, Jill Suzanne, Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933. H-Urban, H-Net Reviews. November, 2014. PDF
Cornell College (2015-)
- German 101: Beginning German I
- German 102: Beginning German II
- German 103: Beginning German III
- German 115: Fairy Tales (in English)
- German 115: Magic, Myths, and Legends (in English)
- German 116: The Holocaust
- German 205: Intermediate German
- German 301: Personal Narratives of German-Americans in Iowa
- German 302: In the Media
- German 316: Berlin: Birth, Life, and Re-Birth of a World City
- German 351: Modern Men: Redefining Masculinity in the 1920s (in English)
- German 386: The First Masters of Sex: Angst, Medicine, and the Birth of Sexology in turn-of-the-century Berlin and Vienna (in English)
Kalamazoo College (2014-2015)
- German 201: Outsiders in Germany
- History 255: Twentieth-Century Europe
- History 259: Men and Masculinities in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Wheaton College (2014)
- German 103: Accelerated Elementary German
- German 201: Intermediate German
- Fulbright Research Grant to Berlin, Germany, 2011
- Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Grant (Declined), 2011
- Rotary International Scholarship to Berlin, Germany, Iowa City Noon Rotary Club, 2011
- Fellowship to Speyer, Cologne, and Weimar, Germany, German Historical Institute “Summer Archival Seminar for Young Scholars”, 2010
- “Germany Meets the U.S.” Campus Weeks for Cornell College, German Embassy ($2,200), grant author (2016)
- “Translation of Global Literacies Across the Curriculum,” Faculty Career Enhancement Grant (FaCE), Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ($18,000), grant co-author (2016)
Recent Conferences Attended
- "Love, Mobility, and Fate in turn-of-the-century Berlin," Social Science History Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2016.
- “The Demystification of Love: Sentiment, Practicality, and the Body in turn-of-the-century Berlin,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Washington, D.C., October 2015.
- “Transatlantic Gawking: Berliners’ Fascination with Gender Norms in America Around 1900,” Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Kansas City, MO, September 2014.
- “Analog Love, Digital Love: Navigating Love and Intimacy in the Modern Age,” Women’s and Gender History Graduate Symposium, University of Illinois, March 2014.
Misc. Interests and Achievements
"The Buzz" in their trademark purple tuxedos
- I am a passionate Iowa Hawkeyes fan and have been going to games at Kinnick Stadium religiously since the Iowa vs. Tulsa game in 1989 (an Iowa victory). I have also seen Iowa play at most of the Big 10 stadiums (Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Maryland) and a handful of bowl games (2001 Alamo Bowl, 2002 Orange Bowl, 2003 Outback Bowl, 2004 Capital One Bowl, 2008 Outback Bowl. 2015 Big Ten Championship Game, 2015 Rose Bowl)
Trying to escape Herky at a game in the early 1990s
On the field after Iowa beat #3 Penn State on a last-second FG in 2008
A night game in 2016 with my wife
- In 2016, I ran the Karwendelmarsch (a 32-mile ultra-marathon with 7,500 ft of elevation gain in the Austrian Alps). I also ran the 2007 Vienna Marathon and the 2009 Chicago Marathon.
Running through the Karwendelgebirge on the 2016 Karwendelmarsch between Scharnitz and Pertisau