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Marc Silberman

Professor of German
818 Van Hise Hall
608/262-2192 or 608/262-0450
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Marc Silberman received his Ph.D. from Indiana University (1975) and joined the UW faculty in 1988. He teaches twentieth-century Germany with special emphasis on postwar issues (east and west) as well as courses in the film studies program (Communications Arts). He is an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Theater and Drama and also sits on the steering committee of the UW Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change. His research and publications cover three related fields: the history of German cinema, Bertolt Brecht and the tradition of political theater, and GDR literature and culture. He edited the Brecht Yearbook from 1990-1995 and is also active as a translator of German literary texts. 

  • Editor, “Cold-War German Cinema,” Film History Vol. 18, No. 1 (February 2006)
  • “Hauff-Verfilmungen der fünfziger Jahre: Märchen und postfaschistischer Medienwandel,” Ernst Osterkamp, Andrea Polaschegg und Erhard Schütz, Hrsg., Wilhelm Hauff oder die Virtuosität der Einbildungskraft (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2005), 238-262.
  • . The Brecht Yearbook 29. Co-editor Florian Vaßen (Pittsburgh: International Brecht Society, 2004).
  • “Popular Cinema, National Cinema, and European Integration,” Agnes Müller, ed., German Pop Culture (University of Michigan Press, 2004), 151-164.
  • Heiner Müllers Fortschreibung der Brechtschen Dialektik: Der Horatier,” Christian Schulte und Brigitte Maria Mayer, Hrsg., Der Text ist der Coyote: Heiner Müller Bestandsaufnahme (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2004), 197-210.
  • Brecht on Film and Radio. A Critical Edition . Trans. and ed. with introduction and line commentaries. (London: Methuen, 2000).
  • German Cinema: Texts in Context (Detroit: Wayne State UP, 1995).




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