Chair, Professor of German Studies
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Joseph McVeigh received his Ph.D. in German in 1984 from the University of Pennsylvania and came to Smith College in the fall of 1985. His research interests lie primarily in post-1945 Austrian and German literary culture and in the area of German and American cultural relations. Among his book-length publications are "America and the Germans" (2 vols.) which he edited with Frank Trommler (University of Pennsylvania), "Kontinuitaet und Vergangenheitsbewaeltigung in der oesterreichischen Literatur nach 1945", Ingeborg Bachmann's Radiofamilie (2011) and a translation of Georg Welling's "Opus Mago-cabbalisticum" (2008).
McVeigh is currently completing book-length manuscripts on "Ingeborg Bachmanns Wien" and "Occupation Media in Post-Conflict Societies."