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ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS Katja Altpeter-Jones is Assistant Professor of German at Lewis and Clark College. She received her PhD in German Studies, with graduate certificates in Women's Studies and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, from Duke University in 2003. Her dissertation, "Trafficking in Goods and Women," explores the confluence of the discourses of love, gender, and economics in the medieval German "Flore und Blanscheflûr" tradition . Her research interests focus on women and gender in medieval and early modern literature and culture. Claire Baldwin is Associate Professor of German at Colgate University. She is the author of The Emergence of the Modern German Novel: Wieland, La Roche and Sagar (Camden House 2002), as well as articles on eighteenth-century and twentieth-century topics. Research interests include gender and aesthetic theory in the eighteenth century, relations between art and literature, Jewish-German literature and culture, and post-war German culture. Jeannine Blackwell served as President of Women in German from 2000 to 2004. She is Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of German at the University of Kentucky, and is affiliated faculty in Women's Studies. She just finished a term as chair of the MLA Publications Committee. Among her writings are Bitter Healing: Anthology of German Women Writers in English 1 700-1840, co-edited with Susanne Zantop, and The Queen's Mirror: Fairy Tales by German Women Writers 1780-1900, co-edited with Shawn Jarvis. She is currently writing on German Pietist women's deathbed narratives, comparing religious autobiographical writings to deathbed scenes in novels. Jeanette Clausen is Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs and Professor of German at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. She received her doctorate in Germanic linguistics from Indiana University in 1975. Her current administrative responsibilities include assessment of campus diversity initiatives, chair/dean orientation and development, faculty orientation and development, and other uphill Women in German Yearbook 20 (2004) Women in German Yearbook 20233 battles. Her translation of Irmtraud Morgner's novel The Life and Adventures of Trobadora Beatrice as Chronicled by Her Minstrel Laura was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 2000. She is looking forward to her term as president of WiG with optimism and trepidation. 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 Heimich 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. Carol Parrish Jamison is Associate Professor of English at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. She teaches courses including Early English Literature, Chaucer, History of the English Language, and Advanced Grammar. All of these courses are web enhanced and can be visited at . She has presented and published papers on such topics as women in Old English literature, social satire in Old French and Middle English fabliaux, Arthurian literature, and the use of websites as pedagogical tools for medieval and linguistic courses. Ruth-Ellen Boetcher Joeres is Professor of German and Women's Studies in the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch at the University of Minnesota. Her research has focused on the social and literary history of German women from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries, on feminist theorizing, and on the role of personal narratives and the personal in academic writing. Her most recent book is Respectability and Deviance: Nineteenth-Century German Women Writers and the Ambiguity of Representation. She is presently at work on a volume of autobiographical essays entitled Commuting: Ambivalent Identification and the Shaping ofan Academic Life. In 2004, she was given the Distinguished University Professor for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences award at the University of Minnesota. Eva Kuttenberg received her PhD from New York University (1998) and is an Assistant Professor of German and Humanities at Penn State Erie, where she teaches language, literature, and culture of the...


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