Curriculum Vitae

Stefan SchoeberleinAssistant Professor

Educational Background
PhD English, University of Iowa, 2018
MA English, University of Iowa, 2016
MAE Special Education, TU Dortmund University, 2013
BA Rehabilitation Sciences, TU Dortmund University, 2012

Interests and Specializations
Digital Humanities; American literature of the long nineteenth century; transatlantic literature; Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson; history of science in literature; media studies; translatio

Dr. Schöberlein’s research focuses on the intersections of science, literature, and technology in the nineteenth century. He is currently concluding work on his first monograph, based on his award-winning dissertation on the mapping of the brain in the 1800s and its impact on literary production. He has published extensively on the poet Walt Whitman, including a translation of Whitman’s novel Jack Engle into German (Berlin: Das Kulturelle Gedächtnis, 2017). Dr. Schöberlein serves as vice-president of the Digital Americanists Society, and is a contributing editor to the Walt Whitman Archive as well as co-editor of the Movable Project.

In his courses, which include the Intro to Digital Humanities, American literature before 1830, and American literature 1830-1865, Dr. Schöberlein emphasizes research-based writing, digital analysis, and a historicist approach to literature.

Selected Publications
“‘A Story of New York at the Present Time’: The Historico-Literary Contexts of Jack Engle.” Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 37 (2020), 145-184 (with Stephanie M. Blalock).

Every Atom. No. 173.” North American Review (2019).

Walt Whitman at the Aurora: A Model for Journalistic AttributionWalt Whitman Quarterly Review 37 (2019), 107-115 (with Kevin McMullen and Jason Stacy).

“A Professor’s Civil War—M. Schele de Vere’s Struggle with the Confederacy.” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 127, no. 2 (2019), 42-75.

“Call Me Maybe: Telephonic Romances and the Female Voice 1880-1920.” American Literary Realism 51, no. 1 (2018): 1-20.