Alys George

Assistant Professor of German; Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Stanford University

Office Address: 19 University Place, Room 321

Office Hours: T 10-12 & by appointment

Phone: 212-998-8654
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Areas of Research/Interest: 20th- and 21st-century Austrian and German literature, cultural history, and visual culture; Viennese modernism; Austria-Hungary; silent film; early 20th-century dance; history of the body; medical humanities.

Fellowships/Honors: Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Richard Plaschka Fellowship; Goddard Junior Faculty Fellowship, New York University; NYU Golden Dozen Teaching Award; Dietrich W. Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies Research Grant; Austrian Cultural Forum / German Studies Association Travel Grant; Fulbright / IFK Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften Research Fellowship; Stanford Centennial Teaching Award; Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences Graduate Research Opportunity Grant; Stanford-Freie Universität Berlin Graduate Fellowship; Stanford Digital Humanities Lab Project Grant

Select Publications:
"Tanz seriell. Fotografie, Sammellust und die Bewegungsstars der Weimarer Republik" [Serializing Dance: Photography, Collectibles, and Celebrity in the Weimar Republic]. Noch einmal anders: Zu einer Poetik des Seriellen. Eds. Elisabeth Bronfen and Christiane Frey. Series: Denkt Kunst! Zurich: Diaphanes. Projected publication 2016.

"Anatomy for All: Medical Knowledge on the Fairground in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna." European Review of History: Revue europ
éenne d'histoire. Projected publication 2016.

"Young Vienna (Jung-Wien)"; "Hugo von Hofmannsthal"; "Sprachkrise (crisis of language)." Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Ed. Stephen Ross. London: Routledge. Forthcoming 2016.


"Editing Interwar Europe: The Dial and Neue Deutsche Bei
träge." Austrian Studies 23. Forthcoming 2015.

"Hugo von Hofmannsthal und The Dial. Briefe 1922-1929." Hofmannsthal Jahrbuch zur europäischen Moderne (2014): 7-68. Introduced, edited, and annotated edition of previously unpublished correspondence, including newly discovered letters by Hofmannsthal, Scofield Thayer, Marianne Moore, Alyse Gregory et al.

"Körpersprache, Maskenspiel. Richard Teschners Figurentheater und die Wiener Tanzkultur der Zwischenkriegzeit." Die Bühnen des Richard Teschner. Ed. Kurt Ifkovits. Vienna: Verlag Filmarchiv Austria, 2013. 158-181.

"Hollywood on the Danube? Vienna and Austrian Silent Film of the 1920s." Interwar Vienna: Culture between Tradition and Modernity. Eds. Deborah Holmes and Lisa Silverman. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2009. 143-160.

"Feder, Foto, Film: Der Wiener Poet geht ins Kino." ORF Science Channel: http://science.orf.at. May 2006.


Review essays and book reviews 
on photography, collage, picture postcards, and Viennese modernism in German Studies Review and Fotogeschichte.

Translations:
Ralph Fischer, "Capturing Absence: Walking Performance and Photography." About Performance 8 (2008): 91-110.

Anke te Heesen, "On Scientific Objects and Their Visualization." Objects in Transition. Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 2007: 34-37.

Translation consultant: Eavan Boland, After Every War: Twentieth-Century Women Poets. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004.





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