Prof. Dr. Stefani Engelstein

Literaturwissenschaftlerin, Gastwissenschaftlerin mit dem Projekt Lebendige Dinge, menschliche Wesen: Verflechtungen des Organismus

Zur Person / Vita

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.

Gastaufenthalte

Feb-Apr, 2017.  Gastwissenschaftlerin am Max Planck Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. 

2013-2014.  Alexander von Humboldt Stipendium für erfahrene Wissenschaftler.  Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin.

Arbeitsschwerpunkte

Deutsche und Britische Literatur, 1770-1914

Literatur und Wissenschaftsgeschichte

Literatur und Philosophie, ins besondere Ästhetik, Epistemologie, und politische Theorie

Critical Race Theory

Publikationen

Books

Sibling Action: The Genealogical Structure of Modernity. Columbia University Press. 2017. Papp Ausgabe 2020.  Finalist für den Kenshur Preis, Center for 18th-Century Studies,

Contemplating Violence: Critical Studies in Modern German Culture. Herausgegeben mit 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.

Selected articles

“Sexual Division and the New Mythology: Goethe and Schelling.” History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences Sonderheft: Conceiving Reproduction in German Naturphilosophie. Hg. Susanne Lettow und Gregory Rupik. 42.39 (2020).

“Schelling’s Uncanny Organism.”  Artful Designs: The Automata and Hidden Machinery of Global Romanticism. Hg. Christopher Clason und Michael Demson. Bucknell University Press. 2020. 167-185.  Finalist für den SAMLA Studies Book Award for best edited collection.

“Love or Knowledge: Sexual Epistemology in Fichte and Kleist.”  Sonderheft: Writing Polarities: Romanticism and the Dynamic Unity of Poetry and Science. Hg Leif Weatherby und Antje Pfannkuchen. Germanic Review. 92.4 (Fall 2017). 368-387.

“Geschwister und Geschwisterlichkeit in der Epistemologie der Moderne.”  Sonderheft: Schwesternfiguren / Sister Figures. Hg. Michaela Hohkamp, Almut Höfert, Claudia Ulbrich. L’Homme: European Journal of Feminist History. 68.2 (Fall 2017): 49-68.

“The Allure of Wholeness: The Organism around 1800 and the Same-Sex Marriage Debate.” Critical Inquiry. 39.4 (2013): 754-776.

“Sibling Logic; or, Antigone Again.” PMLA. 126.1 (Jan 2011): 38-54.

 “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.