Roswitha Burwick is professor emerita of Scripps College where she held the Distinguished Chair of Modern Foreign Languages. In her 40 years at Scripps, Professor Burwick has been a dedicated teacher of German language and literature to her students. Her areas of research are German romanticism, especially Achim von Arnim, whose writings in natural science and collected essays she is editing in the Weimarer Arnim-Edition. Her publications include essays on Achim von Arnim, Bettina von Arnim, die Günderrode and fairy tales. She is the Vice President of the Internationale Arnim-Gesellschaft and co-editor of Pacific Coast Philology and Neue Zeitung für Einsiedler.