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David Bathrick

Professor Emeritus

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago


Research Focus

His areas of specialization include the history and theory of modern drama, 20th century German literature, critical theory, Weimar culture, the cultural politics of East Germany, European film, Holocaust studies, and Nazi cinema.


  • German Studies


Books (authored):

  • The Powers of Speech: The Politics of Culture in the GDR.  Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press. 1995
  • The Dialectic and the Early Brecht : An Interpretive Study of "Trommeln in der Nacht".  Stuttgart, Germany: Akademischer Verlag H.-D. Heinz. 1975

Books (edited):

  • Visualizing the Holocaust: Documents, Aesthetics, Memory.  Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2008
  • Modernity and the Text : Revisions of German Modernism.  New York: Columbia University Press.1989