Marc Silberman


Department of German 
818 Van Hise Hall 
University of Wisconsin 
Madison, WI 53706-1557
Tel: 608 / 262 2192
Fax: 608 / 262 7949


Indiana University, Ph.D., 1975, M.A., 1972
University of Minnesota, B.A., summa cum laude, 1969
Freie Universität Berlin, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1972-74


University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Professor of German, 1993-present
Affiliate Professor: Theater and Drama; Communication Arts
Associate Professor of German, 1988-1993
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
  Guest Professor, Summer 1996 (Internationale Sommerkurse)
Freie Universität Berlin
  Guest Professor, Spring 1995; Spring 1999
University of California, Los Angeles
  Visiting Bicentennial Professor, Spring 1989
University of Texas, San Antonio
  Associate Professor of German, 1986-1988
Assistant Professor of German, 1976-1986
Indiana University, Bloomington
  Visiting Assistant Professor of German, 1975-1976


2010: Humboldt-Stiftung Senior Research Fellow (FU-Berlin, October - December)
2008: New Course Grant, UW Center for European Studies (Fall semester) (Univ. Wisconsin)
2008: UW International Institute Conference Grant for “Screening the War in Germany” (November 2008)
2007: Digital Resources Grant, UW Memorial Library (PI for digitization of the Wisconsin Workshop volumes, 1970-1994)
2007: Digital Resources Grant, UW Memorial Library (PI for digitization of Brecht Yearbook, vols. 1-32 / 1971-2007)
2006: Worldwide University Network (WUN) grant for transmission of video conference seminar on “Film, Screen, and the Real” (5 sessions)
2004-06: Digital Resources Grant, UW Memorial Library (PI for online database of Brecht’s Works in English Translation: A Bibliography)
2006: Senior Fellow, UW Institute for Research in the Humanities (Spring semester)
2003-08: Kellett Award for Excellence in Research (Graduate School, UW-Madison)
2004: Borchard Fellowship (3 month grant for research in France)
2004: Fellow of the daVinci Center for Research in the Arts, University of California, Irvine (February)
2003: Research Fellow, Zentrum für Literaturforschung, Berlin (October-November)
2002: Humboldt-Stiftung Senior Research Fellow (3 months)
2001: AATG-DAAD Short-term Research Grant (2 months)
1998: Co-Director (with Siegfried Mews, UNC-Chapel Hill) of NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers on “Brecht in Berlin” (in Germany)
1997 (Spring): Humanities Fellow, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (Washington, D.C.)
1991: Humboldt-Stiftung Conference and Travel Grant
1991: DAAD Short-term Research Grant


(Univ. Wisconsin) 

Chair, German Department (2009-10, 1999-2003)
2008-09: Director, Center for German and European Studies (Univ. Wisconsin) 2008-12: Elected member, Executive Committee, Graduate School
2008-10: Member, UW_Madison Steering Committee for the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
2008-10: Member, Honorific Professorial Titles Review Committee
2005-07: Appointed member, Memorial Library Committee
2004-08: Elected member, University Library Committee (2007-08, Committee Chair)
2004-07: Elected member, Arts and Humanities Divisional Committee (Associate chair, 2006-07)
Bonn Exchange Fellowship Committee, International Studies (2008-10)
Steering Committee Member, European Studies Program (1994-1999)
Steering Committee Member, Havens Center for the Study of Social Structure and Social Change (1994-)
Executive Board Member, Center for German & European Studies (1999-2003, 2006-)
Elected member, University Commission on Faculty Compensation (1998-2001)
DAAD Fellowship Committee (1999-2003), Chair
Carl Schurz Memorial Professorship Committee (2009-10, 2000-0), Chair
Albert Markham Memorial Scholarship Committee (2009-10, 2001-02), Chair
Associate Chair, German Department (1992-94, 1997-98)
Co-Organizer (with Venkat Mani), “The Wall Came Down: On the Twentieth Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall,” 42nd Wisconsin Workshop (November 2009)
Co-Organizer (with Paul Cooke), “Screening War: Perspectives on German Suffering,” 41st Wisconsin Workshop (November 2008)
Co-Organizer (with Ben Singer), Conference on “Modernism’s Multiple Media: Text, Image, Sound” (February 2005)
Organizer, Artur Brauner Film Series (Wisconsin Cinémathèque, Fall Semester 2004)
Co-Organizer, Swiss Film Festival (Wisconsin Cinémathèque, April 2002)
Co-Organizer, “Fascism and Its Legacies: The Reermergence of the Extreme Right in Europe and the USA,” 34th Wisconsin Workshop/CGES Conference (September 2001)
Organizer, “Strangers in a Strange Land: Migrant Cinema from Germany" (Wisconsin
Cinémathèque, September 2000)
Co-Organizer, “Heroes and Heroines in German Culture,” 32nd Wisconsin Workshop (April 2000)
Organizer, “Blick nach Osten”, new documentaries from Germany (Wisconsin Cinémathèque, February/March 2000)
Co-Organizer, A Program of Goethe Films (Wisconsin Cinémathèque, October 1999)
Co-Organizer, “Peter Weiss,” 30th Wisconsin Workshop (November 1998)
Organizer, “DEFA Film Retrospective” (Wisconsin Cinémathèque, February 1998)
Co-Organizer, "Contentious Memories: Looking Back at the GDR," 28th Wisconsin Workshop (November 1996)
Co-Organizer, "Festival of Pre-1918 Silent Films from Germany" (March 1996)
Co-Organizer, "German Films on Xenophobia and Racism" (November 1995)
Organizer, "New Documentaries from Germany" (October 1994)
Organizer, "Austrian Films and Literature" (April/May 1994)
Organizer, "Antifascist Films from East Germany: A Retrospective" (March 1994)
Organizer, "Post-Wall Germany 1989-1992: A Documentary Film Festival" (January/February 1993)
Organizer, "Ulrike Ottinger Film Retrospective" (January/February 1991)
Organizer, "New Wave Austrian Films" (May 1990)
Organizer, Campus visit of 3 GDR filmmakers (October 1989)
Organizer, "Festival of Short Films" from the FRG (November 1989)



Committee for Interdisciplinary Initiatives, German Studies Association (2008-2010)
Co-Organizer (with Janet Ward and Karen Till), “Walls, Borders, Boundaries,” Interdisciplinary six panel series, German Studies Association Conference (October 2009, Washington, D.C.)
External review committee, German Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (March 2008)
Fellowship Reviewer, American Council of Learned Societies (Fall 2007, Fall 2008)
External review committee, Germanic Studies, University of Texas, Austin (February 2005)
Liaison for affiliate status of the International Brecht Society in the Modern Language Association, 1998-
Board Member, Gesellschaft für Sinn und Form, Berlin (board of curators for the Literaturforum im Brecht-Haus), 1997-
Organizing Committee member for the International Brecht Society’s 13th Symposium: “Brecht in / and Asia” (University of Hawaii, Manoa, May 2010)
Co-chair (with Florian Vassen, Universität Hannover), Organizing Committee for the International Brecht Society’s 11th Symposium “” (Berlin, June 2003)
Chair, Executive Council Nominating Committee, German Studies Association (2002) Chair, Organizing Committee for the International Brecht Society's 10th Symposium: "Brecht 100 <=> 2000: Culture and Politics in These Times" (San Diego, May 1998)
Organizer, "What Remains? East German Culture and Postwar Public," Workshop of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Washington, D.C. (April 1997)
Organizer and convener, Conference on Nation, National Identity, and the International Cinema, Missillac (France), July 31 - August 5, 1995
Co-Organizer (with Siegfried Mews, UNC-Chapel Hill), 9th International Brecht Symposium, Augsburg (Germany), March 10-11, 1995
German Studies Association Book Prize Award Committee (1993-94)


Project Investigator, The Digital Wisconsin Workshop, 1970-1991 (in progress,
Project Investigator, The Digital Brecht Yearbook, Vols. 1-27 / 1970-2002 (
Editor, Brecht's Works in English Translation: A Bibliography, 2005-  (, currently 2650 entries and growing
Editor, International Brecht Society Internet Website, 1997- (
Editorial Board, German Quarterly, 1997-2003
Editorial Board, Monatshefte, 1989-
Book Review Editor, Brecht Yearbook, 1986-
Correspondent, Korrespondenzen: Zeitschrift für Theaterpädagogik, 2000-
Co-editor of book series "" (with Friedrich Knilli and Michael Esser), Berlin: Dramaworks, 2002-05
Editorial Board, Germanistische Medienwissenschaft (Das Jahrbuch für Germanistik, Reihe C), 1989-2000
Managing Editor, Brecht Yearbook, 1989-1995
Elected Editor, Communications from the International Brecht Society, 1982-1986
Advisory Board, Discourse (Wayne State University Press), 1980-1999
Regional Editor, GDR-Bulletin (St. Louis), 1976-1978


3 German Cinema: Texts in Context
(Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1995) xvii + 322 pages.
2 Heiner Müller, Forschungsberichte zur DDR-Literatur 2
(Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1980), 127 pages.
1 Literature of the Working World: A Study of the Industrial Novel in East Germany
(Bern/Frankfurt: H. Lang, 1976), 118 pages.

Edited volumes and special issues:
23 Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Strategies of Surveillance and Survival, co-edited with Karen E. Till and Janet Ward (forthcoming Berghahn Books, 2011), ca. 300 pages.
22 The German Wall: Fallout in Europe (forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), ca. 225 pages.
21 Screening War: Perspectives on German Suffering. Co-edited with Paul Cooke (Rochester: Camden House, 2010), 304 pages.
20 “The Art of Hearing,” selected proceedings from the conference “Modernism’s Multiple Media”
Monatshefte Vol. 98, No. 2 (Summer 2006).
19 “Cold-War German Cinema,” Film History, Vol. 18, No. 1 (February 2006).
18, The Brecht Yearbook 29. Selected Proceedings of the 11th IBS Symposium. Co-edited with Florian Vaßen (Pittsburgh: International Brecht Society, 2004), 450 pages.
17 Rethinking Peter Weiss. Proceedings of the 30th Wisconsin Workshop. Co-edited with Jost Hermand (New York: Peter Lang, 2000; second, paperback printing, 2001), 201 pages.
16 Brecht on Film and Radio. A Critical Edition. Trans. and ed. with introduction and line commentaries (London: Methuen, 2000; second, paperback printing 2001), xvi + 277 pages + 8 plates.
15 Brecht 100 <=> 2000, Brecht Yearbook 24. Co-edited with John Rouse and Florian Vassen (Waterloo, CA: International Brecht Society, 1999), 402 pages.
14 “Bertolt Brecht Centenary: Brecht Today,” co-edited with Jost Hermand, Monatshefte, Vol. 90, No. 3 (Fall 1998).
13 Bertolt Brecht, Collected Short Stories. Ed. and trans. by John Willett and Ralph Manheim. With introduction and notes by Marc Silberman and Shuhsi Kao (New York: Arcade Publishers, 1998), 242 pages.
12 Contentious Memories: Looking Back at the GDR. Proceedings of the 28th Wisconsin Workshop. Co-edited with Jost Hermand (New York: Peter Lang, 1998; second, paperback printing, 2000), 251 pages.
11 drive b: Brecht 100 (Berlin: Theater der Zeit and International Brecht Society, 1997), 177 pages.
10 What Remains? East German Culture and the Postwar Public. AICGS Research Report No. 5 (Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, 1997; 2nd ed. 2000), 100 pp.
9 Brecht Then and Now / Brecht damals und heute, The Brecht Yearbook 20. With guest editor John Willett and co-managing editor Maarten van Dijk (Madison: International Brecht Society, 1995), 435 pages.
8 Focus: Margarete Steffin, The Brecht Yearbook 19 (Madison: International Brecht Society, 1994), 388 pages.
7 “German Studies and the GDR,” Monatshefte, Vol. 85, No. 3 (Fall 1993).
6 The Other Brecht II, The Brecht Yearbook 18 (Madison: International Brecht Society, 1993), 243 pages.
5 The Other Brecht I, The Brecht Yearbook 17. With guest editors Hans-Thies Lehmann and Renate Voris (Madison: International Brecht Society, 1992), 283 pages.
4 Revolution 1989: Whither Brecht? The Brecht Yearbook 16 (Madison: International Brecht Society, 1991), 174 pages.
3 “Teaching German Media,” Monatshefte, Vol. 82, No. 3 (Fall 1990).
2 Essays on Brecht, The Brecht Yearbook 15 (Madison: International Brecht Society, 1990), 243 pages.
1 Interpretationen zum Roman in der DDR. Edited with introduction and bibliography (Stuttgart: Klett Verlag, 1980), 174 pages.

Articles and book chapters:
74 “Introduction: Crossing the Lines,” co-authors Karen E. Till and Janet Ward, in Silberman, Till, Ward, eds., Walls, Borders, Boundaries: Strategies of Surveillance and Survival (forthcoming Berghahn Books, 2011), 7900 words.
73 “A Postcolonial Brecht?” in Markus Wessendorf, ed., Brecht in/and Asia, The Brecht Yearbook 36 (Storrs, CT: The International Brecht Society, forthcoming 2011), 3100 words.
72 “Introduction: Where Is Germany?” in Silberman, ed., The German Wall: Fallout in Europe (forthcoming Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), 3000 words.
71 “Soundless Speech / Wordless Writing: Language and German Silent Cinema,” in Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, Vol. 1, no. 1 (forthcoming September 2010), 8300 words;
70 “Introduction: German Suffering?” Co-author Paul Cooke, in Silberman and Cooke, eds., Screening War: Perspectives on German Suffering (Rochester: Camden House, 2010), 1-14.
69 “Brecht, Realism, and the Media,” in Lucia Nagib and Cecília Antakly de Mello, eds., Realism and the Audiovisual Media (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 31-46.
68 “Whose Revolution? The Subject of Kuhle Wampe,” in Noah Isenberg, ed., A Companion to Weimar Cinema (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009), 311-330.
67 Kuhle Wampe, restored DVD edition, introduction (4000 words) and English subtitling with Evan Torner (DEFA Film Library, 2008).
66 “What’s New? Allegorical Representations of Renewal in DEFA’s Early Youth Films,” in Wilfried Wilms and William Rasch, eds., German Postwar Films: Life and Love in the Ruins (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 93-108.
65 “Spuren der Zeitgeschichte in Zukunftsphantasien früher DDR_Gegenwartsromane,” in Erhard Schütz and Wolfgang Hardtwig, eds., Keiner kommt davon: Zeitgeschichte in der Literatur nach 1945 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht 2008), 35_46.
64 “Indústria cinematográfica alemãna: padrões de competitividade e proteção,” updated and expanded version in Portuguese of 44 (below), in Allesandra Meleiro, ed., Cinema No Mundo: indústria, política e mercado (Sao Paolo: Escrituras Editora, 2007), Vol. 5: Europa, 89-112.
63 “The First DEFA Fairy-Tale Films: Cold-war Fantasies of the 1950s,” translated, shortened and updated version of 55 (below), in John E. Davidson and Sabine Hake, eds., Take Two: Fifties Cinema in Divided Germany (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2007), 106-119.
62 “Brecht’s Epitaphic Writing,” in Stephen Brockmann et al., eds., Brecht and Death, The Brecht Yearbook 32 (Pittsburgh: International Brecht Society, 2007), 93-105.
61 “Brecht is dead! Brecht is dead?” Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, Vol 5, No. 3 (, Fall 2006),
60 “Brecht’s Gestus: Staging Contradictions,” in Jürgen Hillesheim, ed., The Young Mr. Brecht, The Brecht Yearbook 31 (Pittsburgh: International Brecht Society, 2006), 318-335.
59 “Die Tradition des politischen Theaters in Deutschland,” Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte 23/24 (June 2006), 13-21. Also online:
58 “Learning from the Enemy: DEFA-French Co-productions of the 1950s,” Film History, Vol. 18, No. 1 (February 2006), 21-45.
57 “Mixed Messages: Schrift im expressionistischen Film,” in Inge Münz-Koenen und Justus Fetscher, Hrsg., Pictogrammatica: Die visuelle Organisation der Sinne in den Medienavantgarden (Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2006), 145-160.
56 “Introduction to Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany,” “Introduction to The Second Heimat: Chronicle of a Generation,” and Introduction to Heimat 3: A Chronicle of Endings and Beginnings (Chicago: Facets, 2005, 2006, 2007), three 20-minute interview films for DVD boxed editions.
55 “Hauff-Verfilmungen der fünfziger Jahre: Märchen und postfaschistischer Medienwandel,” in Ernst Osterkamp, Andrea Polaschegg und Erhard Schütz, Hrsg., Wilhelm Hauff oder die Virtuosität der Einbildungskraft (Göttingen: Wallstein, 2005), 238-262.
54 “Popular Cinema, National Cinema, and European Integration,” in Agnes Müller, ed., German Pop Culture (University of Michigan Press, 2004), 151-164.
53 “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.
52 “Heiner Müllers Brecht,” Hans-Thies Lehmann, ed., Das Heiner Müller Handbuch (Stuttgart und Weimar: Metzler, 2003), 136–146.
51 “Revolution, Power, and Desire in Ernst Lubitsch’s Madame Dubarry,” in Dietrich Scheunemann, ed., Expressionist Film: New Perspectives (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2003), 73-85.
50 “Political Cinema as Oppositional Practice: Weimar and Beyond,” in Tim Bergfelder, Erica Carter, Deniz Göktürk, eds., The German Cinema Book (London: British Film Institute, 2002), 165-172.
49 “Brechts frühe Drehbücher,” in Jan Knopf, ed., Das Brecht-Handbuch, Vol. 3 (Stuttgart und Weimar: Metzler, 2002), 421-32.
48a “Brecht Today” (in Greek), in Nadia Valavani, ed., Bertolt Brecht: Critical Approaches (Athens, Greece: Stachi Publications, 2002), 27-53.
48b Second edition (Athens, Greece: Polytropon Publishing, 2004), 27-53.
47a “Gestus,” in Wolfgang Fritz Haug, Hrsg., Historisch-kritisches Wörterbuch des Marxismus, Vol. 5 (Berlin and Hamburg: Argument Verlag, 2001), 660-669.
47b “Gestus,” shortened and revised, in Gerd Koch und Marianne Streisand, Hrsg., Wörterbuch der Theaterpädagogik (Hannover: Schibri, 2003), 127-129.
46 “Bilder einer Revolution: Weimarer Filme zur Französichen Revolution,” in Jahrbuch zur Kultur und Literatur der Weimarer Republik 6 (Munich: Edition Text & Kritik, 2001), 235-262.
45 “European Cinema in the 90s: Whither Germany?” in Gerhard Fischer und David Roberts, Hrsg., Schreiben nach der Wende: Ein Jahrzehnt deutscher Literatur, 1989 – 1999 (Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2001) 317-30.
44 “Germany,” in Gorham Kindem, ed., The International Movie Industry (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000), 206-222.
43a “Brecht-Ehrungen: Eine Übung zur Vorschau auf einen Rückblick,” Thomas Jung, Hrsg., Zweifel - Fragen - Vorschläge: Bertolt Brecht anläßlich des Einhundertsten (Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 1999), 13-29.
43b Slightly revised in 100 Jahre Brecht. Ringvorlesung aus Anlass des 100. Geburtstages Bertolt Brechts (Berlin: Humboldt-Universität, 1999), 180-200.
42 "Scattered Questions after the End of the GDR," in “Gegenwartsbewältigung: The GDR after the Wende,” Michigan Germanic Studies 21.1-2 (Spring/Fall 1995; published Summer 1998), 178-183.
41 "Whose Story Is This? Rewriting the Literary History of the GDR," Jost Hermand and Marc Silberman, eds., Contentious Memories: Looking Back at the GDR (New York: Peter Lang, 1998), 25-57.
40 “Problematizing the “Socialist Public Sphere”: Concepts and Consequences,” Marc Silberman, ed., What Remains? East German Culture and the Postwar Public. AICGS Humanities Program Report Vol. 5 (Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, 1997), 1-37.
39 "Sind wir die Nachgeborenen? Wie und wozu feiert man 100 Jahre Brecht?" Eeva Mustonen, ed., Auf den Spuren Brechts im Finnischen Exil (Helsinki: Teatterin tiedotuskeskus, 1997) 133-39.
38 "Brecht and Film," Siegfried Mews, ed., A Bertolt Brecht Reference Companion (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1997), 197-219.
37 "The Actor's Medium: On Stage and in Film," Modern Drama Vol. 39, Nr. 4 (Winter 1996): 558-65.
36 "What is German in the German Cinema," Film History Vol. 8, Nr. 3 (Fall 1996): 297-315.
35 "`Family Troubles': A Generational View of Heiner Müller's Role in the GDR," Gerhard Fischer, ed., Heiner Müller: ConTEXTS and HISTORY (Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 1995), 55-69.
34 "Post-Wall Documentaries: New Images from a New Germany?" Cinema Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2 (Winter 1994): 22-41.
33 "Was bedeutet Übersetzen? Überlegungen zu Texten von Heiner Müller," Armin Paul Frank et al., eds., Übersetzen, Verstehen, Brücken bauen: Geisteswissenschaftliches und literarisches Übersetzen im internationalen Kulturaustausch (Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 1993), 214-221.
32 "German Studies and the GDR: Too Near, Too Far," Monatshefte Vol. 85, Nr. 3 (Fall 1993): 265-274.
31 "Speaking with Silence. The GDR Author and the New Germany," German Politics and Society 29 (Summer 1993), 83-103.
30 "The Fascist Discourse in the Cinema: A Reading of Eduard von Borsody's Wunschkonzert (1940)," Ingeborg Hoesterey and Ulrich Weisstein, eds., Intertextuality: German Literature and Visual Art from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century (Columbia, SC: Camden, 1993), 188-200.
29 "Wolfgang Staudte: Rotation (Germany 1949)," Joachim Schmitt-Sasse, ed., Filmästhetik gegen Faschismus. Faschismus und Antifaschismus im Film (Münster: Maks, 1993), 137-152.
28 "A Postmodernized Brecht?" Theatre Journal Vol. 45, No. 1 (March 1993), 1-19.
27 "Imagining History: Weimar Images of the French Revolution," Bruce Murray and Christopher Wickham, eds., Framing the Past: The Historiography of German Cinema and Television (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1992), 99-120.
26 "Shooting Wars. German Cinema and the Two World Wars," Reinhold Grimm and Jost Hermand, eds., 1914/1939: German Reflections of the Two World Wars (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992), 116-136.
25 "Whose Revolution Was It? Stalinism and the Stasi in the Former GDR," GDR Bulletin Vol. 18, Nr. 1 (Spring 1992), 21-24.
24 "Zarah Leander in the Colonies," Knut Hickethier and Siegfried Zielinski, eds., Medien/Kultur. Schnittstellen zwischen Medienwissenschaft, Medienpraxis und gesellschaftlicher Kommunikation (Berlin: Volker Spiess, 1991), 247-253.
23a "Narrating Gender in the GDR: Hermann Zschoche's Bürgschaft für ein Jahr (1981)," The Germanic Review Vol. 66, No. 1 (Winter 1991), 25-33.
23b Reprint in Terri Ginsberg and Kirsten Thompson, eds., Perspectives on the German Cinema (New York: G.K. Hall, 1996).
22 "Teaching German Media: An Introduction," Monatshefte Vol. 82, No. 3 (Fall 1990), 235-245 (and Appendices, 319-322)
21 "Late Pabst - The Last Ten Days (1955)," Eric Rentschler, ed., The Films of G.W. Pabst (New Brunswick/London: Rutgers University Press, 1990), 208-216, 268-270.
20 "Remembering History: The Filmmaker Konrad Wolf," New German Critique 49 (Winter 1990), 163-191.
19 "Media Studies in Research and Teaching," Friedrich Knilli and Rainer Matzker, eds., Germanistische Medienwissenschaft: Die Rolle der Medien in der Auslandsgermanistik, Reihe C des Jahrbuchs für internationale Germanistik (Bern/Frankfurt/New York/Paris: Lang, 1989), 66-81.
18 "Heiner Müller's Der Lohndrücker, 1988," Theater (Yale) Vol. 19, No. 3 (Summer/Fall 1988): 22-34.
17a "The Politics of Representation: Brecht and the Media," Theatre Journal Vol. 39, No. 4 (December 1987), 448-460.
17b Reprinted as "Die Politik der Darstellung. Brecht und die Medien," Inge Gellert and Barbara Wallburg, eds., Brecht 90. Schwierigkeiten mit der Kommunikation? Kulturtheoretische Aspekte der Brechtschen Medienprogrammatik (Berlin: Peter Lang Verlag, 1991), 90-104.
16 "Writing What - For Whom? Vergangenheitsbewältigung in GDR Literature," German Studies Review Vol. 10, No. 3 (October 1987), 527-538.
15 "Erinnern - Erzählen - Filmen: Die Filme von Konrad Wolf," Medium Film - das Ende der Literatur, Akten des VII. Internationalen Germanisten Kongresses, Bd. 10 (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1986), 339-352.
14 "Semper fidelis: Staudte's The Subject," Eric Rentschler, ed., German Film and Literature: Adaptations and Transformations (New York/London: Methuen, 1986), 146-160.
13 "Schreiben als öffentliche Angelegenheit: Lesestrategien des Romans Hundejahre," Manfred Durzak, ed., Zu Günter Grass: Geschichte auf dem poetischen Prüfstand (Stuttgart: Klett, 1985), 80-95.
12 "The Ideology of Form: The Film as Narrative," Sigrid Bauschinger et al., eds., Film and Literature: Literarische Texte und der neue deutsche Film (Bern: Francke Verlag, 1984), 197-209.
11 "How Women See Themselves," Klaus Phillips, ed., New German Filmmakers (New York: F. Ungar, 1984), 320-334.
10a "The Ideology of Re-Presenting the Classics: Filming Der zerbrochene Krug in the Third Reich," The German Quarterly Vol. 57, No. 4 (1984), 590-602.
10b Reprinted as "Kleist in the Third Reich: Ucicky's The Broken Jug," Eric Rentschler, ed., German Film and Literature: Adaptations and Transformations (New York/London: Methuen, 1986), 87-102.
9 "Industry, Text and Ideology in Expressionist Film", Stephen Bronner and Douglas Kellner, eds., Passion and Rebellion. The Expressionist Heritage (South Hadley, MA/London: Bergin, 1983), 374-383.
8a "Film and Feminism in Germany Today" (together with Renny Harrigan), Special Section of Jump Cut 27 (Spring 1982), 41-53. Part II, "German Film Women", Jump Cut 29 (Spring 1984), 49-64.
8b Reprint of four interviews in Sandra Frieden et al., eds., Gender and German Cinema: Feminist Interventions (Providence and Oxford: Berg, 1993), I:111-114, 163-165, 205-207, II: 253-258.
7 "Soll und Haben. Überlegungen zum Roman der DDR," Manfred Durzak, ed., Deutsche Gegenwartsliteratur (Stuttgart: Reclam, 1981), 495-516.
6 "Women Filmmakers in West Germany. A Catalog," Camera Obscura 6 (Fall 1980), 123-152. Part II (Fall 1983), 130-145.
5 "Cine-Feminists in West Berlin," Quarterly Review of Film Studies, Special Issue on German Film (Spring 1980), 217-232.
4 "Brecht Reception in the GDR," Theatre Journal, Special Issue on German Theatre (March 1980), 95-105.
3 "Der Erzähler als Erzieher. Erkenntnis und Autorität in Der Aufenthalt," Marc Silberman, ed., Interpretationen zum Roman in der DDR (Stuttgart: Klett Verlag, 1980), 152-167.
2 "Vorbemerkung," Marc Silberman, ed., Interpretationen zum Roman in der DDR (Stuttgart: Klett Verlag, 1980), 5-22.
1 "Fünf Interviews mit Berliner Filmerinnen" (zusammen mit Jutta Phillips), Ästhetik und Kommunikation 37 (October 1979), 115-127.

Short articles and review essays:
35 “January 1932: The Threepenny Lawsuit,” in Jennifer Kapczynski and Michael Richardson, eds., A New History of German Cinema (Rochester: Camden House, forthcoming 2011), 2000 words.
34 “Sonnensucher (1958/1971) von Konrad Wolf,” in Elena Agazzi and Henning Wrage, eds., Kultur im Wiederaufbau: Ein Handbuch der 50er Jahre (Berlin: de Gruyter, forthcoming 2011), 1500 words.
33 “The Victor Cohen Collection at the Bertolt Brecht-Archive, Berlin: A Public Interview of Robert Cohen by Marc Silberman (New York University, 30 March 2006),” The Brecht Yearbook 32 (Pittsburgh: International Brecht Society, 2007), 1-6.
32 Guest Editor’s Note, “The Art of Hearing,” Special Issue, Monatshefte, Vol. 98, Nr. 2 (Summer 2006), 173-174
31 “Vorwort / Introduction,” co-authored with Florian Vassen, “Können uns und euch und niemand helfen”: Die Mahagonnisierung der Welt, eds. Gerd Koch, Florian Vassen, and Doris Zeilinger (Frankfurt am Main: Brandes und Apsel, 2006), 7-14. [revised version of Nr. 29]
30 “Introduction: Cold-War German Cinema,” Film History, Vol. 18, No. 1 (February 2006), 3-5.
29 “Introduction/Vorwort:,” co-authored with Florian Vassen, The Brecht Yearbook 29 (Pittsburgh: International Brecht Society, 2004), 15-21.
28 “Neuigkeiten von der International Brecht Society.” Dreigroschenheft: Informationen zu Bertolt Brecht 4 (2004): 56-57.
27 “Remembering Bertolt Brecht: The End of the Commemorative Year.” Communications from the International Brecht Society Vol. 27, Nr. 2 (December 1998): 36-40.
26a (with Jost Hermand) “Brecht Today: Introduction.” Monatshefte Vol. 90, Nr. 3 (Fall 1998): 296-99.
26b Reprint in Dreigroschenheft 1 (1999): 5-7.
25 Entries on “Cinema” (183-84), “Rainer Werner Fassbinder” (298-99), “Werner Herzog” (458), “Alexander Kluge” (559), “Volker Schlöndorff” (886), “Hans-Jürgen Syberberg” (982), “Margarethe von Trotta” (1015-16), in Dieter K. Buse and Juergen C. Doerr, eds., Modern Germany: An Encyclopedic of History, People, and Culture, 1871-1990 (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1998).
24 (co-author Shuhsi Kao) “Introduction” and revised notes, Bertolt Brecht, Collected Short Stories. Ed. and trans. by John Willett and Ralph Manheim (New York: Arcade Publishers, 1998), vii-xi, 227-240.
23a “Gert Neumann: Bio-bibliography,” in Hermand and Silberman, eds., Contentious Memories: Looking Back at the GDR (New York: Peter Lang, 1998), 13-24.
23b Updated and expanded (with Walter Schmitz) in Gert Neumann, Verhaftet: Dresdner Poetikvorlesung 1998 (Dresden: Thelem Universitätsverlag, 1999), 133-48.
22 “Graduate Seminar in German Literature: Historisierung der DDR-Literatur,” GDR Bulletin 24 (Spring 1997): 43-45.
21 "Gedenkjahr Brecht," Dreigroschenheft 4 (Oktober 1996): 11-12.
20 "Introduction to Jochen Berg's Strangers in the Night," Contemporary Theatre Review Vol. 4, Nr. 2 (1995): 125-127.
19 Note on "Brecht's Usefulness Today," in James K. Lyon and Hans-Peter Breuer, eds., Brecht Unbound (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1995), 312.
18 Review essay on “New Film History," Monatshefte, Vol. 97, No. 2 (Summer 1995): 236-244.
17 "Developments at the Berliner Ensemble," Communications Vol. 24, Nr. 1 (May 1995): 13-14.
16 Brechts Collaborators, Theater (Yale) Vol. 25, Nr. 2 (Winter 1994): 37-38.
15 Eric Rohmer's La Marquise d'O (1975), Program Notes: A Century of French Cinema Film Festival, University of Wisconsin, Madison (Fall 1994)
14 Entries "Leopold Jessner" and "Heiner Müller," in John Frick and Stephen Vallillo, eds., Theatrical Directors: A Biographical Dictionary (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994), 203-205 and 279-281.
13 "Das ist die Verpapstung von Brecht" (protocol of a discussion with E. Brenner, I. Gellert, J. Berg, F. Dieckmann, F. Raddatz and M. Silberman), in Inge Gellert, ed., Nach Brecht (Berlin: Argon, 1992), 135-159.
12 "Thoughts on Brecht after the Wall," Program Notes: International Symposium "Brecht Unbound," University of Delaware (1992)
11 "Hermann Kant: Die Aula," entry in Imma Klemm, ed., Deutscher Romanführer (Stuttgart: Kröner Verlag, 1991), 273-274.
10 "Hamlet," Program Notes: Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern (1989)
9 "Cinema and the French Revolution," Program notes for national film retrospective (1989).
8 "Heiner Müller and The Slaughter: An Introduction," Theater (Yale) Vol. 17, No. 4 (Spring 1986): 19-21.
7 Review essay of Robert C. Holub, Reception Theory: A Critical Introduction, New German Critique 33 (Fall 1984): 249-254.
6 Review essay on “Holocaust studies from Germany,” The German Quarterly Vol. 57, No. 4 (1984): 693-697.
5 "Introduction to the Film Germany in Autumn," Discourse 6 (Fall 1983): 48-52.
4 Review essay of Julian Petley, Capital and Culture: German Cinema 1933-1945, Jump Cut 23 (Fall 1980): 34-35.
3 Review essay on "Women and the Law in West Germany," New German Critique 14 (Spring 1978): 154-158.
2 Review essay of C. McClelland and S. Scher, Postwar German Culture, New German Critique 15 (Fall 1978): 188-192.
1 Review essay of Ingeborg Gerlach, Bitterfeld, New German Critique 8 (Spring 1976): 187-191.

Literary translations:
13 Gert Neumann, "Blackout," in Hermand and Silberman, eds., Contentious Memories: Looking Back at the GDR (New York: Peter Lang, 1998), 5-11.
12 Jochen Berg, Strangers in the Night (A Play), Contemporary Theatre Review Vol. 4, Nr. 2 (1995): 129-149.
11 Heiner Müller, "The Geste of Citation. Three Points (on Philoctotes)," in Heiner Müller, Germania, ed. Sylvere Lotringer (New York: Foreign Agents Series, 1990), 177.
10 Heiner Müller: "Isolated Texts Waiting for History," in Heiner Müller, Germania (New York: Foreign Agents Series, 1990), 239-240.
9 Heiner Müller, "The Block Gnaws at the Wall," in Heiner Müller, Germania (New York: Foreign Agents Series, 1990), 119-123.
8a Heiner Müller, "To Use Brecht Without Criticizing Him Is to Betray Him," Theater (Yale) Vol. 17, No. 2 (Spring 1986), 31-33.
8b Reprinted as "Brecht vs. Brecht," in Heiner Müller, Germania (New York: Foreign Agents Series, 1990), 124-133.
7 Heiner Müller, "A Letter," Theater (Yale) Vol. 17, No. 2 (Spring 1986), 29-30.
6 Heiner Müller, "The Slaughter. Scenes from Germany" (with Helen Fehervary and Guntram Weber), Theater (Yale) Vol. 17, No. 2 (Spring 1986), 23-29.
5 Herbert Achternbusch, "America," Semiotexte IV/2 (1982), 6-15.
4a Heiner Müller, "Obituary", Semiotexte IV/2 (1982), 66-70.
4b Reprinted in Heiner Müller, Germania (New York: Foreign Agents Series, 1990), 180-183.
3 Heiner Müller, "Cement" (with Helen Fehervary and Sue-Ellen Case), New German Critique 16 (Winter 1979), Supplement. Performed at the Berkeley Stage (1979) and at the Sussex Underground Theatre (England, 1980).
2 Heiner Müller, "Mauser" (with Helen Fehervary), New German Critique 8 (Spring 1976), 122-149. Performed at the Austin Theater Group (1975) and at the West Six Theater (London, 1985).
1 Heiner Müller, "The Horation" (with Helen Fehervary), Minnesota Review NS 6 (Spring 1976), 40-50.