Stephan Jaeger

Professor of German

  • Head
  • Graduate Chair
  • Graduate Advisor for German (M.A. Program)
  • Honours Program Advisor for German  

Office location: 327 Fletcher Argue

Phone: (204) 474-9930


Personal Homepage:


  • Dr. phil., Bielefeld, Germany (1999)
  • 1st Staatsexamen in German and English, Bielefeld, Germany (1995)


  • since 30 March 2013 (Full) Professor of German at the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba
  • since 30 March 2009 Associate Professor of German at the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba
  • from July 2004 to March 2009 Assistant Professor of German at the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba,
  • 2003-04 Lecturer University of Colorado at Boulder,
  • 2001-2003 Feodor-Lynen-Felowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
  • 2000/01: Tempus-Exchange-Lecturer at the University of Stettin (Poland);


Undergraduate and Graduate classes in German Literature, Culture, and Language (all levels); Methodology, Literary and Cultural Theory, German Enlightenment, Classicism, and Romanticism, Modernism, contemporary German literature (especially History in Literature), Representations of War and of the Holocaust, Museums and Cultural Memory. Love in German Literature and Culture, Stories of Espionage, Stories of Migration


Museum narratives and experience; Relations between literature and historiography/history; poetics and narratology of historical writing; representations of war and Holocaust; contemporary historical narrative in museums, historiography, literature, and film; human rights research; theory and history of poetry, theories of subjectivity. German and British Romanticism;, European Modernism; literary and cultural theory, narratology


• Further development of the concept of “experientiality” for the analysis of museums, including 1) analyzing the relationship between war/violence, fiction and children installations in historical museums; 2) the potential of art in war and history museums; 3) a qualitative visitor analysis of war simulations in contemporary museum exhibitions; 4) analyzing the potential of the concept of ‘experientiality’ for exhibitions in Holocaust (Memorial) Museums; 5) analyzing newest Second World War Exhibitions.
• Establishment of new book series (planned for 2020) “Museums and Narrative” (edited together with Kerstin Barndt, University of Michigan).

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (only authored books and selected co-edited books, see personal homepage for further publications)

•    The Second World War in the Twenty-First-Century Museum: From Memory, Narrative, and Experience to Experientiality. Media and Cultural Memory 26. Berlin / Boston: De Gruyter, 2020. 368 pp. (xiv+354). webpage
•    Views of Violence. Representing the Second World War in German and European Museums and Memorials. Ed. Jörg Echternkamp and Stephan Jaeger. Spektrum: Publications from the German Studies Association 19, New York: Berghahn Books, 2019. 283 pages. webpage
•    Romanhaftes Erzählen von Geschichte: Vergegenwärtigte Vergangenheiten im beginnenden 21. Jahrhundert (Novelistic Narration of History: Pasts Present in the Early 21st Century). Ed. Daniel Fulda and Stephan Jaeger in collaboration with Elena Agazzi. Studien und Texte zur Sozialgeschichte der Literatur 148. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2019. 519 pp. (vii + 502 pp.). webpage
•    Special Issue of Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies. 50.1 (February 2014), Representations of War Experiences from the Eighteenth Century to the Present. Ed. Stephan Jaeger and Susanne Vees-Gulani. 138 pp.
•    Performative Geschichtsschreibung: Forster, Herder, Schiller, Archenholz und die Brüdern Schlegel (Performative Historiography: Forster, Herder, Schiller, Archenholz, and the Schlegel Brothers). Series Hermaea. Berlin / New York: de Gruyter, 2011. 395 pp. (xi + 384) webpage
•    Fighting Words and Images: Representing War across the Discipline. Ed. Elena Baraban, Stephan Jaeger, Adam Muller. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. webpage
•    Theorie lyrischen Ausdrucks: Das “unmarkierte Zwischen” in Gedichten von Brentano, Eichendorff, Trakl und Rilke (Theory of Lyrical Expression: The “Unmarked In-Between” in Poems by Brentano, Eichendorff, Trakl and Rilke). Munich: Fink, 2001. 384 pp. webpage



For more information contact:
Stephan Jaeger
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba
327 Fletcher Argue Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 5V5
Phone: (204) 474-9930
Fax: (204) 474-7601