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Veronika Fuechtner

Veronika Fuechtner

Department of German Studies
6084 Dartmouth Hall, Room 328
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3511

Telephone: (603) 646-3515
Fax: (603) 646-1474



Veronika Fuechtner, Associate Professor of German and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine, studied German literature, media, history and political science at the Philipps-University in Marburg and the Free University in Berlin. She received her M.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She previously taught at John Carroll University in Cleveland. Her book Berlin Psychoanalytic, about culture and psychoanalysis in Weimar Republic Germany and in exile, was published by the University of California Press in 2011. Together with Mary Rhiel (UNH) she co-edited the volume Imagining Germany, Imagining Asia (Camden House, 2013). She is currently at work on another monograph about Thomas Mann's Brazilian mother and Mann's construction of race and "Germanness." She is especially interested in the connections between science and culture, between modernism and contemporary culture and also between different global modernisms. Other research and teaching interests include gender studies, drama, and film. Some recent articles are "Die erträumte Stadt in G.W. Pabsts Geheimnisse einer Seele," "Indians, Jews and Sex: Magnus Hirschfeld and Indian Sexology," "Springtime for Hitler Every Year: Dani Levy's Hitler comedy My Führer"; "Moses in Palästina: Heine, Freud, Zweig", "The International Project of National(ist) Film: Franz Osten in India", "From ultradoitsh to siegfriedisch: The Problem of a Multicultural Literature in Zé do Rock's Orthographies", "Erzählte Wissenschaft: Alfred Döblin und Magnus Hirschfeld", and "A City of Souls and the Soul of a City: Alfred Döblin and the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute". She has received research grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Social Sciences Research Council, and she has served on the national steering committee of Women in German. She also teaches in Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies at Dartmouth. In the summer of 2013 she and Doug Haynes from History co-directed the international Humanities Institute, "Towards a Global History of Sexual Science 1880-1950."

Last Updated: 6/25/15