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ABOUT THE AUTHORS Leslie A. Adelson is Professor of German Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. While still on the humanities faculty of the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, she authored Crisis of Subjectivity: Botho Strauß's Challenge to West German Prose ofthe 1970s (1984) and Making Bodies, Making History: Feminism and German Identity (1993) as well as numerous articles on contemporary German literature, feminist cultural theory, minority discourse in the German context, and interdisciplinary German cultural studies. For Making Bodies, Making History she was awarded the MLA's first Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Study in the Field of Germanic Languages and Literatures (1994). Kathrin Bower is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Richmond. The article printed here is part of an ongoing investigation of the function of writing and the ethics of memory in lyrical representations of the Holocaust in works by German-Jewish poets. She has written and published on Rose Ausländer, Ingeborg Bachmann, and Nelly Sachs as well as on Holocaust poetry and German memory politics. Her research and teaching interests include responses to the Third Reich and the Holocaust in literature and film, gender and performance in twentiethcentury German literature and film, and literary constructions of contemporary German-Jewish identity. She is currently working on a study examining abjection and the Holocaust in the presentation of contemporary German-Jewish identity. Joan Cocks is Associate Professor of Politics and Chair of Politics and Critical Social Thought at Mount Holyoke College, where she teaches modern and contemporary political theory, feminist theory, and cultural theory. She is the author of The Oppositional Imagination: Feminism, Critique, and Political Theory (London: Routledge, 1989). She also has published articles on Marxism, feminism, body politics, and nationalism in several edited collections as well as in such journals as Political Studies, Politics and Society, Differences, and Political Theory. Myra Marx Ferree is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her primary area of interest is the social Women in German Yearbook 12 (1996) 242About the Authors organization of gender, which she studies at the micro level in the household division of labor and at the macro level in the political organization of feminism, focusing particularly on the comparison of German and American feminism. On American feminism, she recently co-authored Controversy and Coalition: The New Feminist Movement (2nd ed., 1994), and co-edited Feminist Organizations: Harvest of the New Women's Movement (1995). On German feminism she has published numerous articles on the politics of gender equality, the status of women in eastern Germany, and women and post-unification university reform. She is currently working on a large collaborative project that analyzes abortion discourse in the German and American media from 1970 to 1994. Sara Friedrichsmeyer is Professor of German and Head of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Cincinnati . Her publications include The Androgyne in Early German Romanticism (1983) and the co-edited volume The Enlightenment and Its Legacy (1991). She has published articles on German Romanticism, feminist theory, and various nineteenth- and twentieth-century German women, among them Caroline Schlegel-Schelling, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Paula Modersohn-Becker, Käthe Kollwitz, and Christa Wolf. She is working on the representation of "Gypsies" in German literature and coediting a volume titled The Imperialist Imagination. She has been coeditor of the Women in German Yearbook since 1990. Atina Grossmann teaches modern European history at Cooper Union in New York City and German, women's, and gender history and feminist theory at Columbia University. She is co-editor of When Biology Became Destiny: Women in Weimar and Nazi Germany (1984) and author of Reforming Sex: The German Movement for Birth Control and Abortion Reform 1920-1950 (1995). She is currently working on "victims, victors, and survivors" in Berlin 1945-48 as well as preparing for publication a collection of old and new essays on "new women, " maternity, and modernity in Weimar Germany (University of California Press). Barbara Hales has just completed her PhD in the Cultural Studies Program at the University of Arizona. She is currently working on a book manuscript dealing with...


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