Carnegie Mellon University

Stephen Brockmann

Stephen Brockmann

Professor of German

Bio

Stephen Brockmann explores the relationship between literature and culture as it relates to German national identity. His research focuses on:

  • German Studies, which combines the study of literature with history and politics.
  • Nuremberg and how Germans have imagined it as a cultural and spiritual capital city.
  • How German intellectuals and writers, in the immediate aftermath of World War II, confronted one of the most difficult complex problems: the complete defeat and devastation of Germany, the crimes of the Hitler dictatorship, the onset of the Cold War and the nation's political divide.
  • The literary consequences of Germany's reunification.

For an interview, email Shilo Rea or call her at 412-268-6094.