A specialist in literary themes and motifs, Ingrid G. Daemmrich has published numerous studies in thematics and comparative literature, including Enigmatic Bliss: The Paradise Motif in Literature and Spirals and Circles: A Key to Thematic Patterns in Classicism and Realism, co-authored with Horst S. Daemmrich. The Handbook of Themes and Motifs in Western Literature, also co-authored with Horst S. Daemmrich, is used as a reference guide by students of literature throughout the world.
Favorite Authors and/or Books: Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, and Ha Jin (who was our Freshman Book author)
Favorite Musical Artists: Philadelphia's own Jennifer Higdon (actually played throughout the world!)
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading student papers (just kidding!); listening to WRTI; gardening; hiking and swimming
A Favorite Quote: "The one who keeps on striving / Is the one we can save." Goethe, Faust, 119 (35-36)
Favorite TV Show: Antiques Road Show; always full of surprises.
One thing that makes me smile is my tutees in the Writing Center. They sometimes make me want to LOL, as when a student asked me if The Triangle is a scholarly source!