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Prof. Dr. Jan Stievermann

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Professor of the History
of Christianity in the U.S.


Kisselgasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: 06221 / 543897


Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Hauptstr. 120
69117 Heidelberg
Tel.: 06221/543881

E-Mail: jstievermann@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

Office Hours

Tuesday, 4.15-5.15 P.M.

Church History Office: Karlstr. 2, Room 201

Employment and Education

  • at Heidelberg since 2011
  • 2007-2011: Juniorprofessor for American Culture and Literature at the University of Tübingen
  • 2005-2006: Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • 2005: Ph.D. in American Studies (University of Tübingen)
  • 2001: M.A. in American Studies, Modern History and German Literature

Positions and Projects

Select Publications

  • Ed. (with Daniel Malachuk and Laura Dassow Walls). Special Issue of ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 67 (2021): Re-Transcendentalizing American Transcendentalism
  • Ed. (with Philipp Löffler and Clemens Spahr). Handbook of American Romanticism. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021.
  • Ed. (with Douglas A. Sweeney). The Oxford Handbook of Jonathan Edwards. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
  • Ed. (with Randall C. Zachman). Multiple Reformations: The Many Faces and Legacies of the Reformation. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.
  • Author. Prophecy, Piety, and the Problem of Historicity: Interpreting the Hebrew Scriptures in Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana. Beiträge zur Historischen Theologie 179. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016.
  • Ed. and Author. Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana: America's First Bible Commentary. A Synoptic Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. Vol. 5: Proverbs-Jeremiah. With an Introduction and Annotations by Jan Stievermann. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015.
  • Ed. (with Philip Goff and Detlef Junker). Religion and the Marketplace in the United States. New York: Oxford UP, 2015.
  • Ed. (with Christoph Strohm). Der Heidelberger Katechismus: Neue Forschungsbeiträge anlässlich seines 450. Jubiläums—The Heidelberg Catechism: Origins, Characteristics, and Influences: Essays in Reappraisal on the Occasion of its 450th Anniversary. Schriften des Vereins für Reformationsgeschichte Bd. 215. Gütersloh, Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2014.
  • Ed. (with Oliver Scheiding). A Peculiar Mixture: German-Language Culture and Identities in Eighteenth-Century North America, University Park, Pennsylvania State UP, 2013.
  • Ed. (with Klaus Antoni, Matthias Bauer, Jan Stievermann, Birgit Weyel, Angelika Zirker) and Author. Heilige Texte: Literarisierung von Religion und Sakralisierung von Literatur im modernen Roman. Münster: LIT Verlag, 2013.
  • Ed. (with Reiner Smolinski). Cotton Mather and Biblia Americana – America’s First Bible Commentary: Essays in Reappraisal. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010. 2. Auflage: Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011.
  • Author. Der Sündenfall der Nachahmung: Zum Problem der Mittelbarkeit im Werk Ralph Waldo Emersons. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2007.

Areas of Specialization

  • American Religious History (esp. Puritanism and Early Evangelicalism)
  • Colonial American Literature and Culture
  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture
  • R.W. Emerson and Transcendentalism
  • History of Biblical Interpretation in Ethnic Minority Literatures and Cultures in the U.S.
  • German Culture and Religion in Colonial America
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