German Studies Professor Maximilian Aue Passes

Aug. 13, 2012

Max AueMaximilian Aue, a longtime German studies professor who founded the acclaimed Emory in Vienna study abroad program, died August 6 from injuries sustained during a vehicular accident. He was 69.

Aue joined Emory’s Department of German Studies in 1968 and served as both an associate professor of German and director of graduate studies in the Department of Comparative Literature. He was still active in the classroom at the time of his death.

During his 44-year career at Emory, Aue taught thousands of German students at every level of proficiency and is remembered as a kind, caring colleague and generous teacher. His research interests included twentieth-century and contemporary German literature and the literature of German Romanticism. His contributions to the department included a variety of leadership roles, with several terms as chair. 

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