Seth Peabody

Membership:  2019

Member Bio

Seth Peabody is a visiting assistant professor of German at St. Olaf College, where he teaches on German language, literature, film, and contemporary culture, as well as on environmental culture in the United States and Germany. His research focuses on the interplay between environmental history and German film, the writings of Goethe in the context of landscape change around 1800, and hybrid environments and identities in recent German film and literature. While at the Carson Center, he worked toward the completion of his monograph Environmental Fantasies: German Film History for the Anthropocene


  • “Goethe and (Um)Weltliteratur: Environment and Power in Goethe’s Literary Worlds.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 54, no. 2 (May 2018): 215–230.
  • “A Letter to Yvon Chouinard.”RCC Perspectives no. 6 (2014): 27-30.
  • with Amanda Randall, “Unpacking Heimat: A Spiraled Approach to Identity and Belonging for Global German Studies.” Global German Studies (special issueDie Unterrichtspraxis) (forthcoming).
  • "Review: Readings in the Anthropocene: The Environmental Humanities,
    German Studies, and Beyond, ed. Wilke and Johnstone; and German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene, ed. Schaumann and Sullivan." German Studies Review 42, no. 2 (forthcoming).