Stephan Schindler

Professor of German

Stephan K. Schindler studied at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf and received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine. His research areas include 18th- and 20th-century German literature; film; Holocaust studies; critical theory, psychoanalysis, and soccer.

He is the author of Eingebildete Körper: Phantasierte Sexualität in der Goethezeit (Imagined Bodies: Fantasized Sexuality in the Age of Goethe, Stauffenburg Verlag, 2001) and Das Subjekt als Kind. Die Erfindung der Kindheit im Roman des 18. Jahrhunderts (The Subject as Child: The Invention of Childhood in the 18th-Century Novel, Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1994). 

He co-edited The Cosmopolitan Screen: German Cinema and the Global Imaginary, 1945 to the Present (University of Michigan Press, 2007), Gegenwartsliteratur: Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch (Contemporary Literature: A German Studies Yearbook, Stauffenburg Verlag, 2002-10), and Knowledge, Science, and Literature in Early Modern Germany (University of North Carolina Press, 1996).

He has published articles on 18th-century pornography, literature and terrorism, Weimar cinema, postmodern poetics, gender constructions in literature and film, Holocaust film, German soccer, German Hip Hop, and Luther.

Prior to joining the University of South Florida, he taught at Princeton University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen. In 1997, he received the Best Article Award from the German Studies Association/DAAD. He is currently working on a monograph analyzing the German concept of Heimat in the 21st century.