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German Studies, Cornell University

Cornell University Department of German Studies Cornell Univeristy

Brent McBride

Douglas Brent McBride



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".



"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.



GERST 3070 The Challenge of German Literary Language

GERST 2040 Perspectives on German Culture

GERST 2000 Germany in Intercultural Perspective

GERST 1170 Marx Nietzsche Freud

GERST 1109 From Fairy Tales to the Uncanny: Exploring the Romantic Consciousness

From Futurism to Fascism: Culture and Politics in Modern Italy (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities).

Weimar-Era Berlin and the Modern Experience of Urban Life (Hunter College of the City University of New York).

The Dilemma of Difference: Gender and Modern Culture (St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict).