BA (Wesleyan 1964), MA, PhD (UC Berkeley 1966, 1969)

Peter Stenberg joined the Department of Germanic Studies at UBC at the completion of his graduate work, teaching courses in modern German literature (Romanticism to the present) with a special interest in works depicting the relationship between Germans and Jews, as well as in the literatures of Austria and the Germans of Eastern Europe. He also taught courses in Scandinavian literature.

Articles on Jakov Lind (773-779) and Manes Sperber (1193-1199) in Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, editor Lilian Kremer, New York, Routledge, 2003;

Articles on Gregor von Rezzori (pp. 1027-1029), Moses Rosenkranz (pp. 1049-1050), Manes Sperber (pp. 1192-1195), Richard Wagner (pp. 1284-1286), and Joseph von Westphalen (pp. 1322-1324). All in Thomas Kraft (ed): Lexikon der deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur seit 1945. Nympenburger Verlagsanstalt, München 2003;

Contemporary Jewish Literature in Sweden, U. of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London, 423 pages, 2005, (editor, translator with 50 page historical introduction);

Translations from the Swedish (with Lena Karlström) in Contemporary Jewish Literature in Sweden – Excerpts from works by Per Wästberg, Roland Schütt, Peter Weiss, Georg Klein, Rose Lagercrantz, Zenia Larsson, Joachim Israel, Kaj Schueler, Tobias Berggren, Marianne Ahrne, Susanne Levin, and Göran Rosenberg;

“Kein Heiliger in der Vitrine, Zum Tod des Schriftstellers Saul Bellow”; “Freitag”, Berlin, April 15, 2005, p. 15;

Journey to Oblivion–The End of the East European Yiddish and German Worlds in the Mirror of Literature (Toronto: University of Toronto Press 1991);

“From Skutschno to Prawda,” in: Politics and Culture in Central Europe (Columbus: Camden House, 1993);

“Famous Last Words oder deutsche Romane im englischen Dreiviertakt,” in: Übersetzen, Verstehen, Brücken bauen, ed. Armin Frank (Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 1993);

“Ich habe dich einen kleinen Augenblick verlassen–Edgar Hilsenrath und der abwesende Gott,” in: Edgar Hilsenrath: Das Unerzählbare erzählen, ed. Thomas Kraft (München: Piper Verlag, 1996);

Interview with Edgar Hilsenrath in: Edgar Hilsenrath: Das Unerzählbare erzählen, ed. Thomas Kraft (München: Piper Verlag, 1996);

“1946–Jakov Lind and Edgar Hilsenrath meet at the employment office in Netanya, Palestine, discuss literature and contemplate their recent past,” in: The Yale Handbook of Jewish Culture in Germany, ed. Sander Gilman (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997).

Courses currently teaching

Literary versions of the Holocaust, nineteenth and twentieth-century Austrian theatre, Romanian-German literature and the relationship between Scandinavian and German writers at the turn of the last century.