ROGER F. COOK is Professor of German and Chair of the Department of German and Russian Studies at the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he also chairs the program in Film Studies. He has published widely on German literature, film, and cultural history from the eighteenth century to the present, including The Demise of the Author: Autonomy and the German Writer 1770–1848 (1993), The Cinema of Wim Wenders: Image, Narrative, and the Postmodern Condition (coeditor, 1996), By the Rivers of Babylon: Heinrich Heine’s Late Songs and Reflections (1998), and A Companion to the Works of Heinrich Heine (ed., 2003).
MILA GANEVA is Assistant Professor of German at Miami University, Ohio. Her research focusses on visual culture in the period 1900–45 as well as on contemporary literature and film. She has published articles on Weimar film as a fashion show; mannequins in literature; fashion photography; fashion journalism; Berlin films of the 1990s; and on flânerie in Judith Hermann’s stories.
KATHARINA GRÄTZ is Extraordinary Professor in the Department of German Studies at the University of Freiburg/Breisgau. She has published articles on J. M. R. Lenz, Hölderlin, Goethe, Schiller, Stifter, Raabe, Schnitzler, Musil, Benn, and contemporary literature. She is the author of the monographs Der Weg zum Lesetext. Editionskritik und Neuedition von Friedrich Hölderlins “Der Tod des Empedokles” (1995) and Musealer Historismus. Die Gegenwart des Vergangenen bei Stifter, Keller und Raabe (2006), and she is coeditor of Wende des Erinnerns? Geschichtskonstruktionen in der deutschen Literatur nach 1989 (2006).
HANS-JOACHIM HAHN is research assistant at the Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History at the University of Leipzig after heading the Zentrum für Begegnung, Austausch und Forschung at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Haus in Jagniątków (Agnetendorf), Poland, 2003–05. His research focusses on German memory culture and the history of anti-Semitism. His doctoral thesis, Repräsentationen des Holocaust. Zur westdeutschen Erinnerungskultur seit 1979, was published with Universitätsverlag Carl Winter in 2005.
SUSANNE LEDANFF is Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. Her research focusses on Berlin literature since unification and cultural history of the metropolis. She has published widely on contemporary German literature. Her book Hauptstadtphantasien. Berlinlektüren 1989–2005 will be published in 2007.
LYN MARVEN holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at The University of Liverpool. She is the author of Body and Narratives in Contemporary Literatures in German (2005), coeditor, with Brigid Haines, of Libuše Moníková: In Memoriam (2005), and she has published on contemporary German literature, women’s writing, representations of the body, and collages.
CLAAS MORGENROTH studied Germanistik, linguistics, and philosophy at Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, where he is currently a research assistant in the Department of German Studies. He is the author of several articles on contemporary German literature, Walter Benjamin, and political philosophy, and he is finishing a Ph. D. on “The Political in Contemporary German Literature.” [End Page 251]
MARTINA ÖLKE is Lecturer at the Institute for German Language and Literature at the University of Dortmund. Her research focusses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature with a special interest in travel writing, GDR and postunification literature, and intercultural literature. She is the author of ‘Heimweh’ und ‘Sehnsucht in die Ferne’: Entwürfe von ‘Heimat’ und ‘Fremde’ in der westfälischen und orientalischen Lyrik und Prosa Annette von Droste-Hülshoffs (2002).
ANDREW PLOWMAN teaches German literature and film in the School of Cultures, Languages, and Area Studies at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of The Radical Subject (1998), a study of autobiographical writing in the 1970s, and of a number of articles on recent German literature and culture. His current research deals with the cultural representation of the Bundeswehr and the NVA.
HEINZ-PETER PREUSSER is Professor of German and Media Studies at the Institut für kultur-wissenschaftliche Deutschlandstudien (IfkuD) at the University of Bremen. His main research is in the field of twentieth-century literary history and theory. He is the author of two monographs, Mythos als Sinnkonstruktion. Die Antikenprojekte von Christa Wolf, Heiner Müller, Stefan Schütz und Volker Braun (2000) and Letzte Welten. Deutschsprachige Gegenwartsliteratur diesseits...