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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS Heather Merle Benbow is Lecturer in German Studies at the University of Melbourne. She has written feminist articles and book chapters on Kleist, Goethe, Kant, and others. Kelly Comfort received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Davis in 2005. She is Assistant Professor of Spanish in the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on European and Latin American literature of the modern period and her current book project explores the relationship between the ideal of art for art's sake and the reality of art for capital's sake in narrative works from both sides of the Atlantic. She is also editing a collection of essays on the dehumanizing and rehumanizing aims of aestheticism. Catherine DoIIard is Assistant Professor of History at Denison University . She received her PhD in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has published articles on the history of German female education and on the sexual iconography of German single women and recently completed a book manuscript, The Surplus Woman: Constructions of the Unmarried in Imperial Germany, 1871-1914. Sara Eigen received her PhD in 2001 from Harvard University and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages at Vanderbilt University. She is co-editor of The German Invention ofRace, a collection of essays on eighteenth-century science, philosophy , political theory, and literature, published in 2006 with SUNY Press. This year she received the Max Kade Award for her article entitled , "Self, Race, and Species: J.F. Blumenbach's Atlas Experiment," which appeared in 2005 in the German Quarterly. She has finished a manuscript entitled, The Requirements of Kinship: German Enlightenment and the Nature of Community, and has published essays and given talks on eighteenth- and twentieth-century literature, science, film, and law. Women in German Yearbook 22 (2006) Women in German Yearbook 22259 Angelica Fenner is Assistant Professor in Cinema Studies and a member of the graduate faculty in the Program in German Literature, Culture, and Theory at the University of Toronto. With historian Eric Weitz she co-edited the volume Fascism and Neo-Fascism: Critical Writings on the Radical Right (2004) and has published critical essays on the role of migration in German, Turkish, and French cinemas. Her current research investigates how documentary films mediate discourses of memory , migration, and auto/biography. Heike Henderson is Associate Professor of German and German Section Head at Boise State University, where she has taught a wide variety of upper-division literature and culture classes since 1997. Her research expertise is in contemporary German literature. She has published on non-native authors, especially Turkish-German women writers, on representations of food in literature, and on finding balance between family and career. She is currently working on a book manuscript about the role of food in contemporary German literature and society. Helga Kraft is Professor of Germanic Studies in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her areas of research include nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary and cultural studies with a focus on gender and drama. Her book publications include Writing against Boundaries: Nationality, Ethnicity and Gender in the German-speaking Context, co-editor (2003); Ein Haus aus Sprache: Dramatikerinnen und das andere Theater (1996); Mütter—TöchterFrauen : Weiblichkeitsbilder in der Literatur, co-editor (1993); and Die Welt des Klanges: Musikalische Zeichen in Heinrich von Kleists Werken (1976). Richard Längsten is Assistant Professor of German at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses primarily on literary and visual cultures in the postwar and contemporary periods. His forthcoming book, Visions of Violence: German Avant-Gardes after Fascism, examines the steady reconfiguration of avant-garde aesthetics into the twenty-first century. Längsten has served as Director of the language program at UNC since the fall of 2002. He also trains and supervises graduate teaching assistants for all levels of language instruction. Dagmar CG. Lorenz is Professor of Germanic Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on Austrian and nineteenth and twentieth-century German and German-Jewish literary and cultural issues and Holocaust Studies, with...


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