† Alexander Stephan (1946-2009)

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Department of Germanic
Languages and Literatures

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Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210
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Mershon Center

for International Security Studies
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Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43201-2602
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stephan.30@osu.edu

Alexander Stephan

PhD (Princeton University, 1973), Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar; Senior Fellow, Mershon Center for International Security Studies. For full curriculum vitae click here.

Specialization:

Transatlantic Studies (European-American relations, American culture and anti-Americanism in Europe), History (security studies, Cold War, FBI and culture, Third Reich), Culture and Areas Studies (migration and exile studies, cultural politics, German cultural relations with Eastern Europe, Marxist aesthetics), German literature in historical context.

Publications:

Select area specific or full version of bibliography. Select images below to see the cover and table of contents for each publication.

Books

Kultur und Politik Communazis: FBI Surveillance of German Emigre Writers Anna Seghers: Das siebte Kreuz. Welt und Wirkung eines Romans Im Visier des FBI(paperback) Im Visier des FBI (hardcover) Anna Seghers im Exil. Essays, Texte, Dokumente Max Frisch Christa Wolf. Die deutsche Exilliteratur 1933-1945 Christa Wolf

Überwacht, ausgebürgert, exiliert. Schriftsteller und der Staat (Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2007); 'Communazis.' FBI Surveillance of German Émigré Writers (New Haven: Yale University Press 2000); Anna Seghers: 'Das siebte Kreuz'. Welt und Wirkung eines Romans (Berlin: Aufbau 1997); Im Visier des FBI. Deutsche Exilschriftsteller in den Akten amerikanischer Geheimdienste (Stuttgart: Metzler 1995; paperback Berlin: Aufbau 1998); Anna Seghers im Exil (Bonn: Bouvier 1993); Max Frisch (München: Beck 1983); Christa Wolf [Forschungsbericht] (Amsterdam: Rodopi 1980); Die deutsche Exilliteratur (München: Beck 1979); Christa Wolf (München: Beck 1976, 4th, enl. and rev. ed. 1991)
Books in preparation: Left Behind. Popular Culture, Religious Fundamentalism and Politics in the USA of George W. Bush; Das Dritte Reich und die Exilliteratur. Ausbürgerung und Überwachung deutscher Autoren durch Behörden des Nazistaates

Edited or Co-Edited Books and Special Issues of Journals

America on My Mind cover. Das Amerika der Autoren The Americanization of Europe Americanization and Anti-AmericanismExile and OthernessRefuge and Reality Seghers, Die Entscheidung Early 20th century German Fiction Jeans, Rock and Vietnam 'Rot = Braun'? Brecht Dialog 2000. Nationalsozialismus und Stalinismus bei Brecht und Zeitgenossen Uwe Johnson, Speculations about Jakob and Other Writings Themes and Structures: Studies in German Literature from Goethe to the Present. A Festschrift für Theodore Ziolkowski The New Sufferings of Young W. and Other Stories from the German Democratic Republic Christa Wolf: The Writer's Dimension Christa Wolf: The Author's Dimension. Selected Essays. The End of GDR Literature, Vol. 1 The End of GDR Literature, Vol. 2 Exil. Literatur und die Künste nach 1945 Literature of the Adenauer Era Schreiben im Exil Peter Weiss. Die Ästhetik des Widerstands

America on my Mind. Zur Amerikanisierung der deutschen Kultur nach 1945 (München: Fink 2006, with Jochen Vogt.); Das Amerika der Autoren. Deutsche Ansichten von Kafka bis 9/11 (München: Fink 2006, with Jochen Vogt); The Americanization of Europe: Culture, Diplomacy, and Anti-Americanism after 1945 (New York: Berghahn Books 2006; paperback 2007); Americanization and Anti-Americanism: The German Encounter with American Culture After 1945 (New York: Berghahn 2005; paperback 2007); Exile and Otherness: New Approaches to the Experience of the Nazi Refugees (Oxford: Lang 2005); Refuge and Reality: Feuchtwanger and the European Emigrés in California (Amsterdam: Rodopi 2005, with Pól O'Dochartaigh); Anna Seghers. Die Entscheidung. Roman. Werkausgabe. Vol. I, 7 (Berlin: Aufbau 2003); A. Döblin, L. Feuchtwanger, A. Seghers, A. Zweig, Early 20th Century German Fiction (New York: Continuum 2003); Jeans, Rock und Vietnam. Amerikanische Kultur in der DDR (Berlin: Theater der Zeit 2002, with Therese Hörnigk); 'Rot = Braun'? Brecht Dialog 2000. Nationalsozialismus und Stalinismus bei Brecht und Zeitgenossen (Berlin: Theater der Zeit 2000, with Therese Hörnigk); Uwe Johnson, Speculations About Jakob and Other Writings (New York: Continuum 2000; paperback 2000); Themes and Structures. Studies in German Literature from Goethe to the Present. A Festschrift for Theodore Ziolkowski (Columbia: Camden House 1997); Ulrich Plenzdorf, Günter Kunert, Anna Seghers, and others, The New Sufferings of Young W. and Other Stories from the German Democratic Republic (New York: Continuum 1997, paperback 1997, with Therese Hörnigk); Christa Wolf. The Author's Dimension (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1993; London: Virago 1993; paperback Chicago: University of Chicago Press 1995);The End of GDR Literature. Two special issues of Germanic Review, 67, No. 3 (1992) and No. 4 (1992); Exil. Literatur und die Künste nach 1933 (Bonn: Bouvier 1990); Literature of the Adenauer Era. Special issue of Germanic Review, 63, No. 4 (1988); Schreiben im Exil. Zur Ästhetik der deutschen Exilliteratur 1933-1945 (Bonn: Bouvier 1985, with Hans Wagener); Peter Weiss. Die Ästhetik des Widerstands (Frankfurt: Suhrkamp 1983, 3rd ed. 1990)

Television Documentaries/Interviews:

Im Visier des FBI. Deutsche Autoren im US-Exil, ARD Television Documentary (with Johannes Eglau) 1995 (produced as 60, 45 and 33 minute versions); broadcasted September 12 (SFB) and 18 (WDR), 1995; January 24, 1996 (MDR and SFB); January 1996 (WDR); July 12 and 13, 1996 (Deutsche Welle); January 22, 1998 (3Sat); August 16, 1999 (ORB); Erika Mann und das FBI, NDR, 'Arena', August 19, 1993; EINS PLUS Television, September 8, 1993; Berliner des Tages, Sender Freies Berlin, Abendschau, September 1995; Das FBI und Marlene Dietrich, ZDF, 'Aspekte', March 17, 2000; Das FBI und Brechts Telephon, ZDF, 'Aspekte', April 20, 2001, 3Sat, November 25, 2001, Exilanten und der CIA, ZDF, 'Aspekte,' January 11 and 12, 2002, 3Sat, January 18, 2002; Thomas Mann und der CIA, ZDF, 'Aspekte,' March 8 and 9, 2002; Left Behind: Popular culture, religiöser Fundamentalismus und Politik in den USA des George W. Bush, SWF Südwest Fernsehen, September 18, 2005, 3Sat, September 25, 2005. Numerous interviews for radio, TV and newspapers in Europe and the U.S.

Book Series:

Exile Studies Book Series

Founder and editor of Exilstudien/Exile Studies. An Interdisciplinary Book Series. New York: Lang 1993 ff., vols. 1-12, appearing vol. 7.

Articles:

Some 100 articles on transatlantic studies, cultural studies, modern German literature, history, and area studies

Major Awards:

Fulbright Senior Specialist (2006-2011), Guggenheim Fellowship (1989-1990), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowships (1988, 1994, 1998-1999, 2002-2003), Deutsches Programm für transalantische Begegnung/Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (2002-2004), Alexander von Humboldt Foundation/Transcoop (2002-2004), National Endowment for the Humanities (1975, 1997), American Philosophical Society (1979, 1981, 1992), German Academic Exchange Service (1993, 1997), American Council of Learned Societies (1976, 1977, 1984), Weichmann Stiftung (1998), Inter Nationes (1998), VG Wort (1991)

Professional Activities:

Served on editorial boards of Germanic Review, Peter Weiss Jahrbuch, Argonautenschiff, Humanities Monograph Series, Studies in GDR Culture and Society; former President, International Brecht Society; founding member, International Feuchtwanger Society; Advisory Board, Business for Diplomatic Action; elected, member of P.E.N.

Festschrift: Kulturpolitik und Politik der Kultur/Cultural Politics and the Politics of Culture. Festschrift für Alexander Stephan/Essays to Honor Alexander Stephan, hrsg./eds. Helen Fehervary and Bernd Fischer. (Oxford: Lang, 2007.) 489 pp.

 
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Conference Series

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Jeans, Rock etc. conference poster (thumb-nails)
Jeans, Rock und Vietnam. Amerikanische Kultur in der DDR
View the Conference Bulletin for the Americanization and Anti-Americanism conference.
Americanization and Anti-Americanism: The Impact of American Culture on Germany after 1945
American Culture in Europe
American Culture in Europe 
Das Amerika der Autoren
Das Amerika der Autoren
Die Amerikanisierung der (west-)deutschen Kultur seit 1945
Die Amerikanisierung der (west-)deutschen Kultur seit 1945

 
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Series of Symposia

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American Culture and Anti-Americanism in Latin America
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America in East Asia
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American Culture in South Africa
Japan and Germany: Two SuccessfulModels of Americanization?
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Lecture Series

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Clash of Cultures?


Other Conferences

Public Diplomacy as a Global Phenomenon.
The Ohio State University,
April 2006

 
Leon und Marta Feuchtwanger, 1950 photo
Feuchtwanger and the European
Émigrés in California
 University of Southern California,
April 2003
Exil. Literatur und die Künste nach 1945
Exil. Literatur und die Künste nach 1945
University of California, Los Angeles, April 1983