Stefani Engelstein


Associate Professor, German & Russian Studies

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research description:
My research focuses on German and British literature and the life sciences beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. I explore shifting representations of the body in disciplines such as literature, natural history, and aesthetics, and also investigate the emerging sciences that began to map human population diversity at this time such as racial theories and philology. I am interested in the significance of such shifts from the Enlightenment to the present, for emerging theories of human subjectivity, gender, volition, ethical behavior, and political organization.
relevant courses:
German 3005 (subject to change) Disciplining Bodies: Literature and the Life Sciences

Monstrous Birth: 19th century tales of Creation 
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