Sven-Erik Rose


Position Title
Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature


Sven-Erik Rose is an Associate Professor of German & Chair of the Department of German and Russian. He has published in venues such as Jewish Social Studies, French Studies, Postmodern Culture, and New German Critique on topics including Jewish masculinity in the cinema of Mathieu Kassovitz; Holocaust postmemory in the work of Patrick Modiano; the 18th-century German-Jewish philosopher Lazarus Bendavid's Kantian fantasies of Jewish decapitation; and Cold War controversies around a text by Yehoshue Perle that was unearthed as part of the Warsaw Ghetto "Oyneg Shabes" archive. His first book, Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany 1789-1848, was published in August 2014 in Brandeis University's Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry. He received the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies in the category of Philosophy and Jewish Thought. He is currently working on a book with the tentative title, "The Holocaust and the Archive from the Cold War to Post-Memory."