Prof. Dr. Stefani Engelstein
Literary scholar, research fellow with the project Living Things, Human Beings: The Entanglements of the Organism
- 2018-. Professor of German Studies. German Studies Department. Duke University. Durham, NC.
- 2017-2021. Chair. German Studies Department. Duke University. Durham, NC.
- 2015-2017. Associate Professor of German. Department of Germanic Languages and Literature. Duke University. Durham, NC.
- 2009-2014. Director, Life Sciences & Society Program. University of Missouri. Columbia, MO.
- 2007-2016. Associate Professor of German. Department of German and Russian Studies. University of Missouri. Columbia, Missouri.
- 2001-2007. Assistant Professor of German. Department of German and Russian Studies. University of Missouri. Columbia, Missouri.
- 2001. Ph.D. Comparative Literature. University of Chicago.
- 1994. MA. Comparative Literature. University of Chicago.
- 1992. BA with Distinction in the Literature Major. Yale University.
- Feb-Apr, 2017. Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science.
- 2013-2014. Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers. Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin.
- German and British literature, 1770-1914
- Literature and History of Science
- Literature and philosophy, esp. aesthetics, epistemology, and political theory
- Critical race theory
- Sibling Action: The Genealogical Structure of Modernity. Columbia University Press. Hardcover 2017. Paperback 2020. Shortlisted for Kenshur Prize, Center for 18th-Century Studies.
- Contemplating Violence: Critical Studies in Modern German Culture. Co-editor with Carl Niekerk. Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik 79. Rodopi Press, 2011.
- Anxious Anatomy: The Conception of the Human Form in Literary and Naturalist Discourse. Series: Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. SUNY Press. Hardcover 2008. Paperback 2009.
- “The Emergent Organism: Kielmeyer, Röschlaub, Schelling, and Novalis.” Invited contribution. Special issues on Science, Technology, and Early German Romanticism. Ed. Leif Weatherby. Symphilosophie 3 (2021): 1-32.
- “Sexual Division and the New Mythology: Goethe and Schelling.” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences special issue: Conceiving Reproduction in German Naturphilosophie. Ed. Susanne Lettow and Gregory Rupik. 42.39 (2020).
- “Schelling’s Uncanny Organism.” Invited contribution. Artful Designs: The Automata and Hidden Machinery of Global Romanticism. Ed. Christopher Clason and Michael Demson. Bucknell University Press. 2020. 167-185. Shortlisted for SAMLA Studies Book Award for best edited collection.
- “Love or Knowledge: Sexual Epistemology in Fichte and Kleist.” Invited contribution. Special issue on Writing Polarities: Romanticism and the Dynamic Unity of Poetry and Science. Ed. Leif Weatherby and Antje Pfannkuchen. Germanic Review. 92.4 (Fall 2017). 368-387.
- “Geschwister und Geschwisterlichkeit in der Epistemologie der Moderne.” Invited contribution. Special issue on Schwesternfiguren / Sister Figures. Eds. Michaela Hohkamp, Almut Höfert, Claudia Ulbrich. L’Homme: European Journal of Feminist History. 68.2 (Fall 2017): 49-68.
- “Coining a Discipline: Lessing, Reimarus, and a Science of Religion.” Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain. Ed. Christine Lehleiter. University of Toronto Press, 2016. 221-246.
- “The Allure of Wholeness: The Organism around 1800 and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate.” Critical Inquiry. 39.4 (2013): 754-776.
- “Civic Attachments & Sibling Attractions: The Shadows of Fraternity.” (Presidential Address of the Goethe Society of North America, 2009.) The Goethe Yearbook. 18 (2011): 205-221.
- “Sibling Logic; or, Antigone Again.” PMLA. 126.1 (Jan 2011): 38-54.
- “The Father in Fatherland: Violent Ideology and Corporeal Paternity in Kleist.” Contemplating Violence: Critical Studies in Modern German Culture. Ed. Stefani Engelstein and Carl Niekerk. Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik 79. Rodopi Press. 2011. 49-66.
- “The Open Wound of Beauty: Kafka Reading Kleist.” The Germanic Review. 81.4. (Fall 2006): 340-359.
- “The Regenerative Geography of the Text in William Blake.” Modern Language Studies. 30.2 (Fall 2000): 61-86.
- “Out on a Limb: Military Medicine, Heinrich von Kleist and the Disarticulated Body.” German Studies Review. 23.2 (May 2000): 225-244. DAAD Outstanding Article Prize of the German Studies Association.