Klaus L. Berghahn
Date of Birth: August 5, 1937
Visiting Professor at the following Universities:
Free University of Berlin (1978), Bielefeld (1980-81), Gießen (1983, 1992), Michigan (1984), University of California-Davis (1989), Hebrew University, Jerusalem (1993), London (2005), University of Peking (Baida, 2011)
Offers from the following Universities
Bryn Mawr College (1970), Ohio State University (1972), Washington University (1978), Cornell University (1985), University of California-Davis (1989)
Numerous invited lectures in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Spain, Israel, New Zealand, China.
Fellowships, Grants, Awards, Honors
Member of the MLA, AATG, IVG, GSA, Lessing-, Herder-, Schiller-, Goethe Societies.
Review Editor of Monatshefte, 1984-1985 and 1991-1992.
Editorial Consultant for PMLA, German Quarterly, Modern Drama, New German Critique, and for the University Presses of California, Harvard, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
MLA Executive Committee of the Division: 19th and Early 20th Century German Literature (1974-1978, Chair 1977)
MLA Executive Committee of the Division: 18th and Early 19th Century German Literature (1983-1988, Chair 1987)
DAAD Selection Committee (1985, 1994-1997)
Review Committee: German Department, University of Minnesota (1987)
AATG Program Committee (1990-1991)
Advisory Committee for the German Department of Harvard University, 1994/95 and 1996/97
IVG Program Committee, World Congress Vancouver 1995
Fulbright Commission (German Section), 1995-1998
German American Arts Foundation (Chicago), Advisory Board, 1995-1998
Advisory Board of MLA's Profession, 1996-1998
Advisor for a European Studies Center at the University of Cincinnati, 2001
Advisor for a German Studies Center at Beijing University, 2003/4.
IVG Program Committee, World Congress Paris 2005
Review Committee for International Studies: Freiburg Program 2005
Organizer of Special Sessions, Conferences and Symposia:
Special Sessions for MLA:
Special Session for AATG:
Special Session for GSA: Interdisciplinarity (1992)
10th Burdick-Vary Symposium on "Utopian Visions", Institute for Research in the Humanities (1987)
International Symposium, "The Hidden Side of Weimar Classicism", University of California-Davis (with Karl Menges, 1990)
15th Burdick-Vary Symposium, "New Historicism", Institute for Research in the Humanities (with Paul Boyer, 1991)
18th Burdick-Vary Symposium, "The German Jewish Dialogue ‑ Reconsidered", Institute for Research in the Humanities (1993)
26th Wisconsin Workshop: "Responsibility and Committment - The Ethics of Cultural Mediation" (1995)
DAAD/ACLS Cooperation Project between the German Departments of the Universities of Bonn and UW-Madison on
"Representation and Reception of the Holocaust in Germany and the United States":
31st Wisconsin Workshop: "Goethe in German-Jewish Culture." International Symposium on the Occasion of Goethe's 250th Birthday. (Organized by the Center for German and European Studies in cooperation with the Department of German and the Center for Jewish Studies, Oct. 28-30, 1999)
Special Session of the GSA: "The DAAD in the United States: Past, Present, Future". (October 5, 2001)
35th Wisconsin Workshop: "Unmasking Hitler. Cultural Representations of Adolf Hitler from the Weimar Republic to the Present." (Organized by the Center for German and European Studies in cooperation with the German Department and the Mosse Center for Jewish Studies, September 19-21, 2002)
Internationale Sommerschule Literaturwissenschaft Marbach (SOLIMA, July 10 – August 1, 2003, co-organizer with Christoph Koenig)
Second Mosse Workshop: “The Roots of Antisemitism.” (Organized by the Center for German and European Studies in cooperation with the Mosse Center for Jewish Studies, September 12-13, 2003)
CGES Workshop: “Moral Choices in the Age of Terrorism. Kant on Religion, Ethics, and Politics.” (Organized by the Center for German and European Studies in cooperation with the Center for the Humanities and the departments of Philosophy, Political Science, and German, November 11-13, 2004)
CGES Workshop: Ansichten Schillers. Zum zweihundersten Jahrestag seines Todes. (Organized by the Center for German and European Studies in cooperation with the Department of German, April 8/9, 2005)
Zweite Internationale Sommerschule Literaturwissenschaft Marbach (SOLIMA, July 15 – August 3, 2005, co-organizer with Christoph Koenig and Horst Thome)
Special Session for the GSA: On Friendship. Pittsburg, September 30, 2006.
Dritte Internationale Sommerschule Literaturwissenschaft Marbach July 15 - August 3, 2007. (Co-organizer with Marcel Lepper andHorst Thome)
All departmental committees, esp. Graduate-, Fellowship-, Budget-, and Awards- Committees,
Chancellor's Ad Hoc Committee for a DAAD Center (1997, Chair)
Dean’s Committee for the Institute for Research in the Humanities (2001-2003)
Advisor of thirty dissertations.
Biographical entries in:
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Areas of Research and Teaching
History of German Literature and Culture since the 18th Century
Professional Experience | Publications