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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS Bettina Brandt was born in Germany and grew up in the Netherlands and in Belgium. She received her master's degrees in French and German from the University of Utrecht and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University. Brandt taught at MIT and Columbia University before joining Montclair State University as Assistant Professor of German. She has published on Romanticism (Rahel Varnhagen ), Surrealism (Meret Oppenheim, Dorothea Tanning), contemporary German literature (Elfriede Jelinek, Yoko Tawada, Barbara Honigmann, Emine Ă–zdamar), comedy, and translation studies. She is currently completing a book manuscript on German transnational writers and the surreal. Cindy Patey Brewer holds a doctorate degree in German Literature from the University of Utah and is currently an assistant professor at Brigham Young University. She is the associate director of "Sophie: a Digital Library of Works by German-speaking Women" (http://sophie Her primary research focuses on German literature by women writers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Other research interests include bilingual education for children and colonial/missionary literature written in or about Africa during Germany's imperial era. Elizabeth Bridges received her PhD in Modern German Literature and Culture from Indiana University in 2005. She serves currently as a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Hendrix College. Her dissertation dealt with technologies of replication and reproduction in the German imaginary, and she has given talks on topics related to German film and media, popular music, and images of America in German popular culture. Susan Laikin Funkenstein is an assistant professor of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and she researches intersections of art history, dance history, and gender in Weimar visual culture. Her publications include articles in German Studies Review, Woman's Art Journal, and Gender and History (special issue: "Visual Genders"), and Women in German Yearbook 21 (2005) Women in German Yearbook 21261 she is also a UW-System Fellow at the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the 2005-06 academic year. Currently, Funkenstein is at work on a book-length study titled Gendered Bodies: Images ofDance in Weimar German Visual Culture. Marjorie Gelus is Professor of German in, and Chair of, the Department of Foreign Languages at California State University, Sacramento. She has taught almost everything, but her research centers on work of the Goethezeit, especially on the works of Heinrich von Kleist, which she has subjected to increasingly eccentric feminist interrogation over the decades. She has been active in Women in German for the past fourteen years, and now, in her dotage, is enjoying a new-found extroversion in odd roles in that beloved institution of the annual Women in German Conference, the closing cabaret. Gundolf Grami is Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Bucknell University, where he teaches courses on Austrian and German literature and culture. He is currently working on a book-length study titled "(Re)Mapping Austria: Tourism, Space, and National Identity in Austria, 1945-2000." His next project will focus on the connection between German and Austrian colonialist photography and national (self-)imaginations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Deborah Janson is an Associate Professor of German in West Virginia University's Department of Foreign Languages. There she teaches a wide array of classes in German language, culture, and literature. Her current scholarly interests focus on post-Wende and GDR literature, including the theme of national and personal identity in works by minority and East German writers. In addition to publications in these areas, she has written articles on works from the German Enlightenment and Romantic periods. Emily Jeremiah received her PhD in German Studies from the University of Wales Swansea. She is the author of Troubling Maternity: Mothering, Agency, and Ethics in Women's Writing in German of the 1970s and 1980s (2003). She is currently teaching at Goldsmiths College, London. Helga Kraft is Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has been a long-time WIG member. For a term she served on the WIG Steering Committee. She heads the WIG Dissertation Prize Committee, and she organized three annual meetings for 262About the Contributors WIG in Florida (1994-1996). In...


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