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Visiting Assistant Professor of German This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
University Hall 3171
(205) 934-4652

Research and Teaching Interests: 20th and 21st century German literature and film; Race theory and German Orientalisms; Translation and adaptation studies; War and literature; German-Jewish studies; German drama and theater; German culinary culture; German youth culture; Sensuality, sexuality and psychoanalysis in Austrian culture

Office Hours: By appointment


  • BA, University of California, Riverside, Comparative Literature
  • MA, The Pennsylvania State University, German Literature and Culture
  • PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, German Literature and Culture

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Adam J. Toth oversees all German language courses at UAB. Prior to joining UAB, Dr. Toth taught all levels of German language, as well as general education courses on Nazism and its Afterlife at Penn State University, Ball State University (Indiana), UNC Wilmington and Roanoke College (Virginia), where he integrated his research interest in modern German and Austrian culture. His doctoral research explores the relationship between the origins/ role of race as a philosophical category in German intellectual history and the reception of that intellectual study of race in German and Austrian literary works.

His current research evaluates The Great War and the Influenza Pandemic as significant turns in Marxist and Freudian thought and finds itself frequently intersecting with discussions of war, youth culture and sexuality at the turn of the century. Dr. Toth has made his pedagogical mission over the last twelve years of teaching German language to integrate and assess cultural competency into his language classrooms in ways that are meaningful to his students by including not only his own research interests, but topics such as German drama and theater and culinary culture into his lesson when and where applicable.

  • Recent Courses
    • GN 101: Elementary German I
    • GN 102: Elementary German II
    • GN 201: Intermediate German I
    • GN 204: Readings in German Literature (Literature of the Occult and Uncanny)
    • GN 206: German for Media and Technology
    • GN 210: German Culture and Civilization II (Cultures of Food and Playing)
    • WLL 120: Foreign Cultures

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