Dr Stephan Atzert

Senior Lecturer

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
s.atzert@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51417

Overview

Dr Stephan Atzert is Senior Lecturer in German Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures. To date Dr Atzert has contributed two monographs to the study of the reception of Schopenhauer's philosophy. His first book Schopenhauer in the works of Thomas Bernhard. The critical appropriation of Schopenhauer's philosophy in Thomas Bernhard's late novels was published in German in 1999 (Rombach). Since then, Dr Atzert contributes to the international scholarship on Schopenhauer with journal articles and book chapters, with a focus on Schopenhauer's role in the development of psychoanalysis and for the understanding of Buddhism in Europe. His second monograph in German In Schopenhauer's Shadow (Königshausen & Neumann 2015, 209 pp) investigates the role of Schopenhauer's philosophy in the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Paul Deussen and Sigmund Freud. At present (2019) he is developing a monograph on K.E. Neumann's reception of Schopenhauer in his translations of the Pali discourses into German.

Literary authors on which Dr Atzert possesses specialist expertise include Thomas Bernhard and Heiner Müller. Supervision interests other than those related to the areas of expertise referred to above include the work of Th. W. Adorno and the Frankfurt School, the German student movement and the Red Army Faction.

Qualifications

  • Master of Education, Monash University
  • BA (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • PhD, University of Melbourne

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Atzert, Stephan (2004). The media, Peter Handke and the wars in Former Yugoslavia. In: Stephan Atzert and Andrew Bonnell, Europe's Pasts and Presents: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History. Fourteenth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for European History, University of Queensland, Brisbane, (179-193). 7th - 11th July 2003.

  • Atzert, Stephan (2003). Autobiographies of former GDR-writers: The Literary means of (Re)constructing a Personal Political History. In: Christina Leitz and Joseph Zizek, Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians: Writing Europe's Pasts. 13th Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians: Writing Europe's Pasts, University of Auckland, New Zealand, (69-81). 9-12 July, 2001.

Edited Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision