Visiting Assistant Professor

Greene, 329
Email: knightml ‘at’ wfu.edu
Phone: 336-758-4421


Molly Knight received her PhD from Duke University in 2011 and began working at Wake Forest the same year.

Molly’s goal is to make the spirit of Pro Humanitate integral to the Wake Forest German experience.  In her teaching and extracurricular work, she seeks to inspire her students to become engaged and critical consumers of culture both familiar and foreign.

Her research focuses on masculinities in 20th and 21st century German literature, film, and culture.  She has published articles on masculine identity formation in novels by Christian Kracht and Benjamin Lebert, and on psychopathic masculinity in Michael Haneke’s Funny Games.  Her current research projects deal with psychopathy in German and American popular culture, as well as gender trouble in post-89 representations of East Germany.

In her free time, Molly enjoys a good ghost story and quality time with her many pets.