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Joanna K Stimmel

Visiting Assistant Professor of German
International Studies and Languages Division, Seaver College
SAC 132


  • PhD, Department of German, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2003
  • MA, German and European Studies, E. A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1998
  • MA, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
  • Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1996
  • Magister, German Philology, Lodz University, Lodz, Poland, 1992
  • "Uncanny Gdanks/Danzig: Memory, Forgetting, and Reconciliation in the Works of Günter Grass and Stefan Chwin." Re-mapping Polish-German Historical Memory: Physical, Political, and Literary Spaces since World War II." Slavica: Bloomington, IN, 2011: 11-31., 2011
  • "Between Globalization and Particularization of Memories: Screen Images of the Holocaust in Germany and Poland." German Politics and Society. Issue 76, Vol. 23.3 (Fall 2005): 83-105., 2005
  • "Holocaust Memory between Cosmopolitanism and Nation-Specificity: Maron's Pawels Briefe and Rymkiewicz's Umschlagplatz." The German Quarterly 78.2 (Spring 2005): 151-171., 2005
  • "Wounded Body, Wounded History, Wounded Text: "Transgenerational Trauma" in Thomas Harlan's Rosa." Gegenwartsliteratur 3 (2004): 97-122., 2004
  • "Grenzland, Zwischenraum, Heimat: Heimatsuche in Stefan Chwins und Thomas Medicus' Prosa." Akten des XII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Warschau 2010: Vielheit und Einheit der Germanistik weltweit. Peter Lang: Frankfurt, 2013., 2013
  • "Trauma, Testimony, and Fact/fiction in Liane Dirks' Und die Liebe? frag ich sie." Conference Volume, Legacy of the Holocaust: Women and the Holocaust. Jagiellonian University Press: Krakow, 2007., 2007
  • "Gegen den Fetisch Holocaust oder die literarischen Wege aus dem verkrampften deutsch-jüdischen Verhältnis." Schriften zur Hochschul-Sozialpolitik (2001): 72-75., 2001


  • Contemporary German literature and culture
  • German Cinema
  • German-Jewish thought and writing
  • Memory Studies
  • Representations of National Socialism and the Holocaust in literary and visual culture
  • Weimar Republic: literature, cinema, and critical thought