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Do Men Really Write Differently? Gender and the Literary Biopic (Lecture)

Sigrid Nieberle, Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Kansas; University of Erlangen-Nrnberg, Germany

Tuesday April 02, 2013
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Kansas Union, Centennial Room
The production of the first German biopic, which dealt with the life and death of a German author, started in 1912. Since that date we have periodically seen cinematic productions of biographical narratives related to literary history. Because research on biopics concentrates mainly on intermediality and transculturality, the question of gender has not yet been discussed in depth. Nevertheless, gender as an epistemic category provides one of the most interesting perspectives not only on literary biopics but also on literary history. Sponsors: Departments of English, Germanic Languages & Literatures, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; European Studies Program; Humanities and Western Civilization Program Professor Nieberle is a literary scholar who specializes in German Romanticism and Modernism, with a particular focus on womens and gender issues.
Contact: 864-4803, vanchena@ku.edu
Department: Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Ticket Cost: Free
Reception will follow lecture, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.