Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A conversation with Professor Russell Berman on Anti-Americanism.

Russell Berman

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Professor Berman received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1972 and his Ph.D. from Washington University, Saint Louis in 1979. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1979. In 1982-83 he was a Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at Harvard, and in 1988-89 he held an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in Berlin. In 1997 he was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz of the Federal Republic of Germany. Professor Berman is the editor of the journal Telos.

He research interests include: literature, history, and critical theory; German literature and politics of the 19th and 20th centuries; cultural and political relations between Europe and the United States.

At Stanford some of the courses he has taught are: Reading German Literature; Deutsche Geistesgeschichte III: 20th Century German Thought; Brecht, Sartre, Adorno; Realism; Mann, Rushdie, Roy; Orality, Literacy, and Literature; Introduction to Graduate Studies: Criticism as Profession.

Among his publications are the books Anti-Americanism in Europe: A Cultural Problem (Stanford, 2004), Enlightenment or Empire: Colonial Discourse in German Culture (Nebraska, 1998), and The Rise of the Modern German Novel: Crisis and Charisma (Harvard, 1986).