Annual Zantop Memorial Lecture

Susanne Zantop

A Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Zantop was an active and adored member of the Dartmouth community for over 30 years until her murder in 2001. Zantop, a pioneer of the MA program in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth, enjoyed taking an active role in the development of student life on campus. Each year since her death, we have honored Professor Zantop’s memory by inviting scholars who share her ideals: past speakers have included Carlos Fuentes (Brown), Amy Hollywood (Harvard) and Jonathan Culler (Cornell), all of whom have demonstrated, like Zantop, a strong investment in the lives of students.