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Douglas Brent McBride

Senior Lecturer

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room G77



Douglas Brent McBride joined the Department of German Studies in Fall 2008, after teaching at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Hunter College of the City University of New York, and St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict in Minnesota. He regularly teaches and advises the teaching of First-Year Writing Seminars and especially enjoys teaching a third-year bridge course in German that examines how difficult literary language plays with the conventions of everyday speech. In his spare time he is writing a book on modernist periodicals that is provisionally titled "From Counterculture to Canonization: The Expressionist Revolution in Berlin, 1910-1919".

Office Hours 
WR 11:30-12:30 & by appointment



  • German Studies


  • How literary and visual cultures of modern Europe have addressed contradictions in the Enlightenment ideal of emancipation




  • "The Provocation of Art that is Seen and Not Heard: Herwarth Walden's Defense of Die Tauentzien-Girls" in Gustav Frank, ed., Bilderrätsel des gesprungenen Bewuβsteins: Modernism and the Beginnings of Visual Culture (1890-1938), forthcoming with Aisthesis (7000 words).
  • "A Critical Mass for Modernism in Berlin: Der Sturm (1910-1932), Die Aktion (1911-1932), Sturm-Bühne (1918-1919)" in Peter Brooker, Sascha Bru, Andrew Thacker, and Christian Weikop eds., The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Vol. III: Europe 1880-1940 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) 773-797.
  • "Performing the Body Politic: Sorelian Discouse in Periodicals of Futurism and Expressionism" in Hélène Aji, Céline Mansanti, and Benoît Tadié, Revues modernistes, revues engagées (1900-1939) (Rennes: Presses Universitaries de Rennes, 2011) 303-317.
  • "Modernism and the Museum Revisited," New German Critique 33.3 (Fall 2006): 559-583.
  • "Expressionism, Futurism, and the Dream of Mass Democracy," Studies in 20th- and 21st-Century Literature 30.2 (Summer 2006): 333-353.
  • "Romantic Phantasms: Benjamin and Adorno on the Subject of Critique," Monatshefte 90.4 (Winter 1998): 465-487.