Dr. Stephan K. Schindler is Professor of German Studies at the University of South Florida,
Tampa. He studied at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. His research areas include 18th- and 21st-century German cultural history; German Cinema; 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, 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, 1994). He co-edited The Cosmopolitan Screen: German Cinema and the Global Imaginary, 1945 to the Present (2007), Gegenwartsliteratur: Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch (Contemporary Literature: A German Studies Yearbook, 2002-2010), and Knowledge, Science, and Literature in Early Modern Germany (1996). He has published articles on 18thcentury 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 faculty at USF, he taught at Princeton University, at the Eberhard Karls
Universität in Tübingen, Germany, and for 20 years at Washington University in St. Louis. In
1997, he received the Best Article Award from the German Studies Association/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He is currently working on a monograph analyzing the German concept of “Heimat” (home, homeland) in the 21st century.