Selected Publications:


“Faints, Fevers, and Fictions: The Agony of Female Influence in Women’s Novels around 1800.” In Weibliche Kreativität um 1800: Women’s Creativity around 1800.  Eds. Linda Dietrick and Birte Giesler. Hannover: Wehrhahn, 2015: 25-51.


“Literary Classic or Pop Fiction? Reading Julchen Grünthal for Pleasure and for Pain.” In A Different Germany: Pop and the Negotiation of German Culture. Ed. Claude Desmarais. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 173-192.


“A Woman’s Work is Never Done: Gendered Laboring in Faust II.” In Literary and Poetic Representations of Work and Labor in Europe and Asia, 2011.


 “The Gendered Eye of the Beholder: The Co-Ed Art History of the Jena Romantics.” The Enlightened Eye: Goethe and Visual Culture, 2007.

“Double Vision: Polar Meetings, Epistolary Distance, and the Super Writer in the Schiller-Goethe Correspondence.” MMLA, 2003.


Women of Letters: A Study of Self and Genre in the Personal Writing of Caroline Schlegel-Schelling, Rahel Levin Varnhaben, and Bettina von Arnim.  Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1998.

“Playing Charades with Goethe: The Identity of the Beloved in his ‘Charade.’” Seminar 1997.


Education and Fellowships:


Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University, 1994

                  DAAD doctoral research with Jochen Schmidt, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Tübingen

M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures, Yale University

B.A. in German Thought, Stanford University, with Honors; Distinction in the Major

                  Junior Year Abroad, Freie Universität-Berlin


Fellowship, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, 2013



Professor Daley teaches in the German section of Modern Langs & Lits and occasional general Humanities or Comp Lit or Gender Studies courses at CWRU in Cleveland.  Her teaching has been nominated repeatedly for the Wittke Prize for Undergraduate Teaching of CWRU, earned her  Glennan Fellowship, and won several student-juried awards including the Mortar Board “Top Prof” (twice).



Professor Daley’s research focuses on German literary and cultural texts of the Long 18th Century. Current projects include a monograph that hyposthesizes a new, gender neutral literary canon for the German novel around 1800, tentatively: Non-Trivial Talents, and articles on Königsberg in the novel Sophiens Reise von Memel nach Sachsen; Annette von Droste-Hülshof and Touristification, and philanthropy in the epistolary novel.