Associate Professor of German
Fellow at the Humanities Institute
Dr. phil., University of Tuebingen
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis
Areas of ExpertiseGerman-Jewish Literature, 20th/21st-century German Literature, Human Rights and Literature, Theater
Contact InformationOffice/Hours: Oak Hall 262, on research leave through August 2013
Sebastian Wogenstein's research and teaching focuses on 20th-century German literature with emphasis on German-Jewish literature, theater, and the intersection of literature and human rights. He is the author of a monograph, Horizonte der Moderne: Tragoedie und Judentum von Cohen bis Levinas (Horizons of Modernity: Tragedy and Judaism from Cohen to Levinas, 2011), and co-editor of the book An Grenzen: Literarische Erkundungen (On Borders: Literary Explorations, 2007), a volume focusing on borders, acts of border crossings, and the de/construction of borders. He edited a special issue of Germanic Review, titled "Zionism and Its Discontents," and published articles in Germanic Review, Monatshefte, Gegenwartsliteratur, Naharaim, and Telos. Sebastian Wogenstein is a faculty associate of the Human Rights Institute and currently a fellow at the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute. He studied German Literature, American Studies, and Political Science at the University of Tuebingen, received an M.A. in European Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, and studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he also worked for the Franz Rosenzweig Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Tuebingen in 2005.