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ABOUT THE TRANSLATORS Karein Goertz, Lecturer in German at the University of Texas at Austin and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and German at HustonTillotson College in Austin, recently completed her PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation, "Generational Representations of the Holocaust: Trauma, Memory, and the Imagination," explores issues of narrative truth in Holocaust autobiographies and novels. Her publications include articles on May Ayim, Zehra Çirak, Charlotte Delbo, and Ruth Klüger, as well as translations of German poetry and literary essays. Sieglinde Lug is Director of Women's Studies and Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Denver. Her publications include a book about an eleventh-century Andalusian Arabic poet, a translation of Brigitte Schwaiger's Wie kommt das Salz ins Meer, and articles on both Arabic and German literature. She just finished the translation of Herta Müller's Niederungen for the University of Nebraska Press and is now returning to her study of literary responses to Chernobyl and a collection of her mother's postwar stories. Lynn E. Ries received her PhD from the University of Oregon. She teaches at Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon. She has translated short stories by Barbara Frischmuth for a volume being edited by Karen Achberger and Martha Wallach. Sabine Schmidt is an instructor of German at Rhodes College in Memphis and a translator and journalist. She received her MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Her translations include fiction by Milena Moser, Rose Ausländer, Günter Herburger , Saki, Henry Rollins, Paul S. Beatty, and Iceberg Slim. She has published articles on popular music, film, and twentieth-century literature and is co-editor of the German feminist zine "planet pussy. " Her research interests include Migrantinnenliteratur, translation theory and the role of the translator, post-Wende film, and feminist approaches to rock and country music. Women in German Yearbook 13 (1997) ...


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