Between Rebellion and Crisis: 1920s Berlin and the Modern Woman

Date and Time: November 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Location: Coor Hall 4403
Campus: Tempe campus
Price: Free

This is a presentation by Barabra Kosta, a professor and head of the Department of German Studies at the University of Arizona. She is also an affiliated member of the Department of Gender and Women Studies as well as Film and Television. Kosta served as president of Women in German. She received her doctorate in German from the University of California, Berkeley.Kosta’s research focuses on gender and sexuality in  20th century and contemporary German and Austrian literature, culture and film. Her publications include "Auf Deutsch! First Year German Textbook" (Prentice Hall), "Recasting Autobiography: Women's Counterfictions in Contemporary German Literature and Film" (Cornell University Press), "Willing Seduction: The Blue Angel, Marlene Dietrich, Mass Culture" (Berghahn). She is the co-editor of "Writing Against Boundaries: Gender, Ethnicity and Nationality in the German-Speaking Context" (Rodopoi) and "Women Writing War: From German Colonialism to WWI" (De Gruyter). She has published numerous articles on contemporary German film and literature as well as on literature, film and visual culture of the Weimar Republic’s modern woman. She is the recipient of Fulbright and DAAD awards for her research on German cinema, 20th century autobiographical filming and writing.

Department: School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Contact: Rachel Bunning
Phone: 480-965-5775