• Stephanie Galasso
  • Stephanie Galasso
  • Visiting Lecturer
  • Degree: Ph.D., Brown University
  • Office: 15 Seminary Place, Room 4130
  • Campus: College Avenue
  • Office Hours:

    Mondays, 10:00- 11:00am and Tuesdays, 12:00- 1:00pm

Research Interests:

Stephanie Galasso is a scholar of German literature and thought from the eighteenth century through the present. Her research pays special attention to the nexus of German aesthetics and notions of modernity, humanity, race, and politics.

Her first book, Genre, Race, and the Production of Subjectivity in German Romanticism is forthcoming with Northwestern University Press (April 15, 2024). She has previously contributed to and co-edited (with Sarah Colvin) a volume on Epistemic Justice and Creative Agency: Global Perspectives on Literature and Film. In addition, her writing has appeared, or is forthcoming in, The Goethe Yearbook, German Life and Letters, The German Studies Review, and Cambridge University Press’s Literature in Context series.

Honors/Awards

2022 DAAD Cambridge Hub funding for workshop on “Aesthetics, Ethics, and Social Justice”

2017 Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Brown University

2015 Fulbright Research Fellowship (Affiliation with the Universität Konstanz)

2012 Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Germany (declined)

2012 Leon H. Mayhew Award, College of Letters and Sciences, UC Davis

2011 Emilyn Louise Vaage Scholarship in German, UC Davis

Publications

Books:

Genre, Race, and the Production of Subjectivity in German Romanticism (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2024)

Epistemic Justice and Creative Agency: Global Perspectives on Literature and Film, co-ed with Sarah Colvin. (London: Routledge, 2023).

Articles and Book Chapters:

“Vocabulary for an Unthinkable Grammar: Sharon Dodua Otoo’s Synchronicity.” In The Literary and Essayistic Writing of Sharon Dodua Otoo, eds. Sarah Colvin and Tara T. Windsor, German Life & Letters, 2024 (accepted for publication).

“Goethe as minister of state.” Goethe in Context. Ed. Charlotte Lee. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (chapter in production).

“‘The Notation of a Silent Lament’: Hermeneutical Injustice and Judith Schalansky’s An Inventory of Losses.” Epistemic Justice and Creative Agency: Global Perspectives on Literature and Film. Ed. Sarah Colvin and Stephanie Galasso. New York: Routledge, 2022.

“Form and Contention: Sati as Custom in Günderrode’s ‘Die Malabarischen Witwen.’” Goethe Yearbook (Vol. 24, 2017).

Book Reviews

Sweetapple, Christopher, Heinz-Jürgen Voß, and Salih Alexander Wolter. Intersektionalität. Stuttgart: Schmetterling Verlag, 2020. German Studies Review 44.1 (2021).

Translations

“Theodor W. Adorno: Auschwitz and Commodity Fetishism.” By Moshe Zuckermann. Makers of Jewish Modernity: Thinkers, Leaders, Artists, and the World They Made. Eds. Jacques Picard, Jacques Revel, et al. Princeton UP, 2016.

"My Approach to Biography: Rosa Luxemburg, Hildegard von Bingen, Hannah Arendt." By Margarethe von Trotta. differences (26/2, September 2015).

Courses Taught

Advanced German

Enchanted Worlds

Race and Literature