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Associate Professor of German
Ph.D., Cornell University

Office Hours – SPRING 2018

  • TBA
  • Or by appointment

Areas of Interest

19th and 20th century German literature and culture, feminist theory and queer studies, international cinema, particularly the cinema of migration, and the culture of the New Europe


Associate Professor Barbara Mennel holds a joint appointment in the Germanic Studies section of LLC and in the English Department where she is associated with the Film and Media Studies Program and the Feminisms, Genders, & Sexualities Track. Her research interests include transnational cinematic practices, feminist and queer theory, minority cultural production in Germany, and the intersection of urban studies and cinema studies. In 2002-2003, she was a member of the Beatrice M. Bain Research Group at the University of California, Berkeley. She has published inCamera Obscura, Germanic Review, Modern Austrian Literature, New German Critique, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, and Women in German Yearbook. She is author of Cities and Cinema(Routledge, 2008) and The Representation of Masochism and Queer Desire in Film and Literature (Palgrave, 2007). With Jaimey Fisher she has co-edited the volumeSpatial Turns: Space, Place, and Mobility in German Literature and Visual Culture(Rodopi, 2010) and with Sabine Hake the collection Turkish German Cinema in the New Millennium: Sites, Sounds, and Screens (Berghahn, 2012). Her book Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys has appeared with Wallflower Press in 2012. Her current research projects concerns women and work in contemporary European cinema. During the academic year 2016-17, Barbara Mennel is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie FCFP Senior Fellow at FRIAS, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Study in Freiburg, Germany.


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