Dr Stephan Ehrig

  • Lecturer in German (German)

telephone: 0141-330-6192
email: Stephan.Ehrig@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

Glasgow, Room 210b, Hetherington Building, G12 8RS

Import to contacts

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1221-1249

Biography

I am Lecturer in German at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Before joining Glasgow, I spent four years in Dublin (Ireland) as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the UCD Humanities Institute, preceded by posts at Durham University, and the Institute for Languages, Cultures and Societies (ILCS, former IMLR), University of London.

I studied German Literature and Theology at the Universities of Leipzig (Germany) and Aix-Marseille (France) and received my PhD from the University of Bristol in 2017 with a dissertation on the Marxist appropriation of 19th century author Heinrich von Kleist in East German literature and theatre. 

Research interests

My research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to diversifying the research on East German cultural production pre- and post-1990, as well as on 19th to 21th Century literature, theatre and film.

My first monograph, 'Der dialektische Kleist' (Transcript, 2018), offers the first in-depth reception history of Heinrich von Kleist’s works in literature and theatre of the GDR. My co-edited volume, 'The GDR Today' (Peter Lang, 2018) promotes interdisciplinary approaches to East Germany by gathering articles from the fields of literary and visual studies, history, sociology, translation studies, museum studies and curating practice.

My current book project intersects East German modernist architecture, film and literature. It combines the affective experience of the built environment with the cinematic and literary responses to modernist housing. Addressing the perspectives of class, gender, and age, it will result in my second monograph, 'Neubau Culture: East German Modernist Architecture and the Socialist Imaginary' (under contract with Berghahn Books, New York, for publication in 2025).

I am also working on projects in urban humanities and transnational / transcultural studies: I am the co-editor of the Open-Access volume 'Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood' (Leuven UP, 2022), exploring transcultural encounters in urban neighbourhoods from transnational perspectives and various geographical regions. A third co-edited Open-Access volume, entitled ‘Entertaining German Culture. Contemporary Transnational Film and Television’ (Berghahn Books, 2023) explores how Netflix and similar streaming services have modified and reimagined the historical narratives of German post-war cinema. 

 

Publications

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Number of items: 30.

2024

Ehrig, S. (2024) German film classics: coming out. Studies in European Cinema, 21(2), pp. 219-220. (doi: 10.1080/17411548.2022.2154592)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2024) The Streets Echoed with Chants: The Urban Experience of Post-War West Berlin. By Laura Bowie. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, New York, Vienna: Peter Lang, 2022. XXIV + 302 pages + 54 b/w and 24 colored images. $70.00 paperback, $67.95 eBook. Monatshefte, 116(1), pp. 178-180. (doi: 10.3368/m.116.1.178)[Book Review]

2023

Ehrig, S. , Schaper, B. and Ward, E. (Eds.) (2023) Entertaining German Culture: Contemporary Transnational Television and Film. Berghahn Books. ISBN 9781805390558

Ehrig, S. , Schaper, B. and Ward, E. (2023) Entertaining German Culture? An Introduction. In: Ehrig, S., Schaper, B. and Ward, E. (eds.) Entertaining German Culture: Contemporary Transnational Television and Film. Berghahn Books, pp. 1-38. ISBN 9781805390558

Ehrig, S. (2023) Transmediale Baustellenästhetik. Die sozialistische Neubaustadt in Reportage und Dokumentarfilm. In: Pabst, S. and Jäger, A. (eds.) Reportage-Literatur in der DDR. Series: Non Fiktion. Wehrhahn Verlag: Hannover, pp. 277-294. ISBN 9783865259943

Ehrig, S. (2023) Circular utopia(s): Alfred Wellm’s Morisco and the socialist city. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 59(1), pp. 123-139. (doi: 10.1093/fmls/cqad008)

2022

Ehrig, S. , Jung, B. C. and Schaffer, G. (Eds.) (2022) Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Perspectives on Community-Building, Identity and Belonging. Leuven University Press: Leuven. ISBN 9789462703483

Ehrig, S. , Jung, B. C. and Schaffer, G. (2022) Exploring the transnational neighbourhood: an introduction. In: Ehrig, S., Jung, B. C. and Schaffer, G. (eds.) Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Perspectives on Community-Building, Identity and Belonging. Leuven University Press: Leuven, pp. 9-34. ISBN 9789462703483

Ehrig, S. (2022) Historische Augenblicke eines Germanistenlebens: Bénédicte Terrisse und Clément Fradin gelingt eine überfällige Annäherung an Hans Mayer. Literaturkritik.de, 24(2), [Book Review]

2021

Ehrig, S. (2021) Sexual(kultur)geschichte avant la lettre. Literaturkritik.de, 23(12), [Book Review]

2020

Ehrig, S. (2020) Screening Art: Modernist Aesthetics and the Socialist Imaginary in East German Cinema by Seán Allen. Modern Language Review, 115(3), pp. 752-756. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2020.0083)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2020) Female City Walking, DEFA, and East Berlin‘s Postwar Urban Space: heute abend und morgen früh (1977), Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre (1982) and Die Beunruhigung (1982). Modern Language Review, 115(2), pp. 380-402. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2020.0171)

Ehrig, S. (2020) Building Socialism: Architecture and Urbanism in East German Literature, 1955-1973 by Curtis Swope. Modern Language Review, 115(1), pp. 206-209. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2020.0006)[Book Review]

2019

Ehrig, S. (2019) Gender and Sexuality in East German Film: Intimacy and Alienation. Ed. by Kyle Frackman and Faye Stewart. (Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual) Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2018. 296 pp. £75 ISBN 978-1-57113-4. Modern Language Review, 114(2), pp. 415-416. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2019.0183)[Book Review]

2018

Ehrig, S. , Thomas, M. and Zell, D. (Eds.) (2018) The GDR Today: New Interdisciplinary Approaches to East German History, Memory and Culture. Series: Studies in modern German and Austrian literature. Peter Lang. ISBN 9781787070721

Ehrig, S. (2018) German Reunification and the Legacy of GDR Literature and Culture. Edited by Deirdre Byrnes, Jean E. Conacher and Gisela Holfter. Boston and Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2018. Pp. 234. €95.00. Journal of European Studies, 48(3-4), pp. 372-373. (doi: 10.1177/0047244118801210t)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2018) Behind the Mask: East German Art and Potsdam’s Neo-Baroque Urban Fabric. [Website]

Ehrig, S. (2018) Deconstructing revolutionary traditions: Stefan Schütz’ Kohlhaas. In: Ehrig, S., Thomas, M. and Zell, D. (eds.) The GDR Today: New Interdisciplinary Approaches to East German History, Memory and Culture. Series: Studies in modern German and Austrian literature (6). Peter Lang. ISBN 9781787070721

Ehrig, S. (2018) From 'Völkisch' culture to dialectical Marxist aesthetics: Staging Kleist's Hermannsschlacht in the GDR. Publications of the English Goethe Society, 87(2), pp. 99-109. (doi: 10.1080/09593683.2018.1485348)

Ehrig, S. (2018) Der Dialektische Kleist: Zur Rezeption Heinrich von Kleists in Literatur und Theater der DDR. transcript Verlag. ISBN 9783837641806

2017

Ehrig, S. (2017) Vom Ausstellen der Leerstellen: Simon Ward zum musealen Blick auf das asynchrone Berlin in visueller Kunst der Nachkriegszeit bis heute. Literaturkritik.de, [Book Review]

2016

Ehrig, S. (2016) The Chained Laurel: Socialist Individuality and a Prussian Trauma in Adolf Dresen’s 'Kleist-Projekt' (1975-77). 60th National PG Colloquium in German Studies at Warwick, University of Warwick, 4th November 2016.

Ehrig, S. (2016) Wanderinnen in Ost-Berlin: „Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre“ und „Die Beunruhigung“ Zum 70. DEFA-Geburtstag ein Plädoyer für eine überfällige Würdigung. Literaturkritik.de, 2016(11),

Ehrig, S. (2016) Rereading East Germany: The Literature and Film of the GDR by Karen Leeder. Modern Language Review, 111(4), pp. 1162-1163. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2016.0188)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2016) Arkadischer Abgrund. Die Gewalt teleologischer Interpretationssysteme in Kleists 'Das Erdbeben in Chili'. In: Herzig, F. and Tetzlaff, K. (eds.) Geistesprotokolle - Notizen aus der Waffenkammer. Eine Festgabe für Regine Huppenbauer-Krause. Schulpforte, pp. 7-22.

2015

Ehrig, S. (2015) Texts Waiting for History: William Shakespeare Re-Imagined by Heiner Müller by Miguel Ramalhete Gomes. Modern Language Review, 110(4), pp. 1171-1173. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2015.0181)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2015) Reframing Antifascism: Memory, Genre and the Life Writings of Greta Kuckhoff by Joanne Sayner. Modern Language Review, 110(2), pp. 601-692. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2015.0549)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2015) Jones, Sara. Complicity, Censorship and Criticism: Negotiating Space in the GDR Literary Sphere. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter (Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies, 10), 2011. 226 pp. €94.95 ($133.00). ISBN 978–3–11–023795–5. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 51(1), p. 86. (doi: 10.1093/fmls/cqu073)[Book Review]

2013

Ehrig, S. (2013) „Es schien, [...] der menschliche Geist selbst, wie eine schöne Blume, aufzugehn.“ - Natur als Scheinbefreiung des Menschenin ›Kleists Erdbeben in Chili‹ und ›Die Familie Schroffenstein‹. Kleist-Jahrbuch, pp. 230-238.

2012

Ehrig, S. (2012) „Frauwerdung“. Die Entwicklung von Werkkonzept und Imagepolitik bei Judith Hermann. HUMANITAS Beiträge der Geisteswissenschaften, 1, pp. 155-189.

This list was generated on Wed Jun 19 20:44:55 2024 BST.
Number of items: 30.

Articles

Ehrig, S. (2023) Circular utopia(s): Alfred Wellm’s Morisco and the socialist city. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 59(1), pp. 123-139. (doi: 10.1093/fmls/cqad008)

Ehrig, S. (2020) Female City Walking, DEFA, and East Berlin‘s Postwar Urban Space: heute abend und morgen früh (1977), Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre (1982) and Die Beunruhigung (1982). Modern Language Review, 115(2), pp. 380-402. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2020.0171)

Ehrig, S. (2018) From 'Völkisch' culture to dialectical Marxist aesthetics: Staging Kleist's Hermannsschlacht in the GDR. Publications of the English Goethe Society, 87(2), pp. 99-109. (doi: 10.1080/09593683.2018.1485348)

Ehrig, S. (2016) Wanderinnen in Ost-Berlin: „Sabine Kleist, 7 Jahre“ und „Die Beunruhigung“ Zum 70. DEFA-Geburtstag ein Plädoyer für eine überfällige Würdigung. Literaturkritik.de, 2016(11),

Ehrig, S. (2013) „Es schien, [...] der menschliche Geist selbst, wie eine schöne Blume, aufzugehn.“ - Natur als Scheinbefreiung des Menschenin ›Kleists Erdbeben in Chili‹ und ›Die Familie Schroffenstein‹. Kleist-Jahrbuch, pp. 230-238.

Ehrig, S. (2012) „Frauwerdung“. Die Entwicklung von Werkkonzept und Imagepolitik bei Judith Hermann. HUMANITAS Beiträge der Geisteswissenschaften, 1, pp. 155-189.

Books

Ehrig, S. (2018) Der Dialektische Kleist: Zur Rezeption Heinrich von Kleists in Literatur und Theater der DDR. transcript Verlag. ISBN 9783837641806

Book Sections

Ehrig, S. , Schaper, B. and Ward, E. (2023) Entertaining German Culture? An Introduction. In: Ehrig, S., Schaper, B. and Ward, E. (eds.) Entertaining German Culture: Contemporary Transnational Television and Film. Berghahn Books, pp. 1-38. ISBN 9781805390558

Ehrig, S. (2023) Transmediale Baustellenästhetik. Die sozialistische Neubaustadt in Reportage und Dokumentarfilm. In: Pabst, S. and Jäger, A. (eds.) Reportage-Literatur in der DDR. Series: Non Fiktion. Wehrhahn Verlag: Hannover, pp. 277-294. ISBN 9783865259943

Ehrig, S. , Jung, B. C. and Schaffer, G. (2022) Exploring the transnational neighbourhood: an introduction. In: Ehrig, S., Jung, B. C. and Schaffer, G. (eds.) Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Perspectives on Community-Building, Identity and Belonging. Leuven University Press: Leuven, pp. 9-34. ISBN 9789462703483

Ehrig, S. (2018) Deconstructing revolutionary traditions: Stefan Schütz’ Kohlhaas. In: Ehrig, S., Thomas, M. and Zell, D. (eds.) The GDR Today: New Interdisciplinary Approaches to East German History, Memory and Culture. Series: Studies in modern German and Austrian literature (6). Peter Lang. ISBN 9781787070721

Ehrig, S. (2016) Arkadischer Abgrund. Die Gewalt teleologischer Interpretationssysteme in Kleists 'Das Erdbeben in Chili'. In: Herzig, F. and Tetzlaff, K. (eds.) Geistesprotokolle - Notizen aus der Waffenkammer. Eine Festgabe für Regine Huppenbauer-Krause. Schulpforte, pp. 7-22.

Book Reviews

Ehrig, S. (2024) German film classics: coming out. Studies in European Cinema, 21(2), pp. 219-220. (doi: 10.1080/17411548.2022.2154592)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2024) The Streets Echoed with Chants: The Urban Experience of Post-War West Berlin. By Laura Bowie. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, New York, Vienna: Peter Lang, 2022. XXIV + 302 pages + 54 b/w and 24 colored images. $70.00 paperback, $67.95 eBook. Monatshefte, 116(1), pp. 178-180. (doi: 10.3368/m.116.1.178)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2022) Historische Augenblicke eines Germanistenlebens: Bénédicte Terrisse und Clément Fradin gelingt eine überfällige Annäherung an Hans Mayer. Literaturkritik.de, 24(2), [Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2021) Sexual(kultur)geschichte avant la lettre. Literaturkritik.de, 23(12), [Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2020) Screening Art: Modernist Aesthetics and the Socialist Imaginary in East German Cinema by Seán Allen. Modern Language Review, 115(3), pp. 752-756. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2020.0083)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2020) Building Socialism: Architecture and Urbanism in East German Literature, 1955-1973 by Curtis Swope. Modern Language Review, 115(1), pp. 206-209. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2020.0006)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2019) Gender and Sexuality in East German Film: Intimacy and Alienation. Ed. by Kyle Frackman and Faye Stewart. (Screen Cultures: German Film and the Visual) Rochester, NY: Camden House. 2018. 296 pp. £75 ISBN 978-1-57113-4. Modern Language Review, 114(2), pp. 415-416. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2019.0183)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2018) German Reunification and the Legacy of GDR Literature and Culture. Edited by Deirdre Byrnes, Jean E. Conacher and Gisela Holfter. Boston and Leiden: Brill Rodopi, 2018. Pp. 234. €95.00. Journal of European Studies, 48(3-4), pp. 372-373. (doi: 10.1177/0047244118801210t)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2017) Vom Ausstellen der Leerstellen: Simon Ward zum musealen Blick auf das asynchrone Berlin in visueller Kunst der Nachkriegszeit bis heute. Literaturkritik.de, [Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2016) Rereading East Germany: The Literature and Film of the GDR by Karen Leeder. Modern Language Review, 111(4), pp. 1162-1163. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2016.0188)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2015) Texts Waiting for History: William Shakespeare Re-Imagined by Heiner Müller by Miguel Ramalhete Gomes. Modern Language Review, 110(4), pp. 1171-1173. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2015.0181)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2015) Reframing Antifascism: Memory, Genre and the Life Writings of Greta Kuckhoff by Joanne Sayner. Modern Language Review, 110(2), pp. 601-692. (doi: 10.1353/mlr.2015.0549)[Book Review]

Ehrig, S. (2015) Jones, Sara. Complicity, Censorship and Criticism: Negotiating Space in the GDR Literary Sphere. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter (Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies, 10), 2011. 226 pp. €94.95 ($133.00). ISBN 978–3–11–023795–5. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 51(1), p. 86. (doi: 10.1093/fmls/cqu073)[Book Review]

Edited Books

Ehrig, S. , Schaper, B. and Ward, E. (Eds.) (2023) Entertaining German Culture: Contemporary Transnational Television and Film. Berghahn Books. ISBN 9781805390558

Ehrig, S. , Jung, B. C. and Schaffer, G. (Eds.) (2022) Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood: Perspectives on Community-Building, Identity and Belonging. Leuven University Press: Leuven. ISBN 9789462703483

Ehrig, S. , Thomas, M. and Zell, D. (Eds.) (2018) The GDR Today: New Interdisciplinary Approaches to East German History, Memory and Culture. Series: Studies in modern German and Austrian literature. Peter Lang. ISBN 9781787070721

Conference or Workshop Item

Ehrig, S. (2016) The Chained Laurel: Socialist Individuality and a Prussian Trauma in Adolf Dresen’s 'Kleist-Projekt' (1975-77). 60th National PG Colloquium in German Studies at Warwick, University of Warwick, 4th November 2016.

Website

Ehrig, S. (2018) Behind the Mask: East German Art and Potsdam’s Neo-Baroque Urban Fabric. [Website]

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Grants

  • Socialist Space and Modernist Architecture in East German Literature and Film 
    University College Dublin / Irish Research Council, 2018-2022 (€140 022)
  • Reception of Heinrich von Kleist in GDR Literature and Theatre
    University of Bristol Alumni Award for a full PhD Studentship, 2013-2017 (£63 000)

 

Supervision

I would be happy to supervise BA/MA dissertations and PhDs dealing with topics around

East German history and culture,

Film and Television,

Urban Cultures,

Transcultural / Migrant studies,

and cultural memory.

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2022: Visiting Scholar Fellowship DEFA Film Library (University of Massachusetts Amherst: Amherst Center, Massachusetts, US)

Research fellowships

  • 2018 - 2022: Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Irish Research Council

Grant committees & research advisory boards

  • 2022 - 2022: University College Dublin, UCD College of Arts / Humanities Institute Seed Funding Selection Committee

Editorial boards

  • 2023: Oxford German Studies

Professional & learned societies

  • 2022 - 2025: Secretary, Association for German Studies

Selected international presentations

  • 2023: GSA (Montréal, Canada)
  • 2023: Wende ohne Ende Conference (Leeds, UK)
  • 2022: GSA (Indianapolis, IN, USA)
  • 2021: Heteronomie als Programm: Reportage-Literatur in der DDR (Halle/Saale, Germany)
  • 2021: Rethinking Socialist Space (Oxford, UK)
  • 2020: Cultural Landscapes Series (Jerusalem, Israel)
  • 2020: GSA (Washington, DC, USA)
  • 2020: The East Beyond the Wall (Cambridge, UK)
  • 2019: GSA (Portland, OR, USA)
  • 2019: (Un)Fair Cities. Equity, Ideology and Utopia in Urban Contexts (Limerick, Ireland)
  • 2019: Cities in Conflict: Urban Space and Violence (Cork, Ireland)
  • 2019: Exploring the Transnational Neighbourhood (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 2018: Literarische Netzwerke (Heidelberg, Germany)
  • 2018: King’s Research Seminar (London)
  • 2015: Childhood & Nation in World Cinema (Cambridge, UK)