I have been at EWU since 1983, when I came to the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in German. I have taught a wide variety of courses in German language, literature, and culture, in addition to feminist theory, and issues in women's studies. I have traveled many times to Europe and especially Germany, where I studied in Heidelberg and Erlangen in the 1970s. I taught and co-directed a summer program in Lubeck, Germany for several years, from 1997-2004.
My dissertation research centered on the representation of women in 18th century German literature, and much of my subsequent scholarship has focused on women and gender in German literature, culture, and film. I have been active with the Women's & Gender Studies program since 1983, and I have been Director of the Program since 1998.
B.A. Knox College 1973
Study at Universitat Erlangen, Federal Republic of Germany 1976-77
M.A. University of Georgia 1977
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, German Literature 1984
Article on Margarethe von Trotta's Rosenstrasse: Feminist Revisions of a Historical Controversy, for Blackwell Companion to German Cinema, Blackwell Press, and conference paper on Gender and Sexuality in Recent German Holocaust Film.
Issues in Women's Studies, Feminist Theories, Post-war German Film, 20th Century Germany, German Literature of the 18th-19th centuries, German language and conversation.
Gender and sexuality in German film, Holocaust film; and German women writers of the 18th and 19th centuries.
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