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Weber, Beverly Associate Professor

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  • Beverly Weber's research focuses on refugee cultural production, race and racisms, the intersections of race, gender, and migration; and contemporary literature and culture in Germany and Europe. Her interdisciplinary work is informed by feminist cultural studies frameworks and critical race studies. She incorporates analysis of news media, literature, film, performance, and graphic journalism into her work. She currently teaches courses on racisms in Europe after 1970, Holocaust memory, film, literature, and refugee culture. Her current book project, Decolonizing Hospitality, examines the ways in which refugee art and culture constructs new forms of hospitality, welcome and sanctuary in the face of extreme precarity and racism. Her forthcoming co-authored manuscript Precarious Intimacies (with Maria Stehle) examines precarity, race, gender, and intimacy in contemporary European cinema.

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  • refugees in Germany, feminisms, race gender and migration in Germany and Europe, comparative racializations, contemporary German literature and culture, Turkish-German culture, immigrant culture, Islam in Europe, theories of intersectionality, violence

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  • FILM 3513 - German Film and Society 1945-1989
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces issues in German society through film during the Cold War. Focus on East and West Germany, though some other German language films may be included. Emphasis is on reading films in their social, historical and political contexts. Taught in English. Same as GRMN 3513.
  • GRMN 2502 - Representing the Holocaust
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines representations of the Holocaust in film, memoirs, poetry, novels, graphic novels, memorials. Considers questions such as: How to depict an event that resists representation? How does the memory of the Holocaust transform over generations? How do representations of the Holocaust inform our understanding of other experiences of racism and genocide? What ethical issues are at stake? Taught in English. Same as JWST 2502.
  • GRMN 3513 - German Film and Society 1945-1989
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces issues in German society through film during the Cold War. Focus on East and West Germany, though some other German language films may be included. Emphasis is on reading films in their social, historical and political contexts. Taught in English. Same as CINE 3513.
  • GRMN 3514 - German Film & Society After 1989
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Introduces post-1989 German culture through film. Emphasizes films in their socio-historical contexts and explores developments in German culture during and after the unification. Taught in English.
  • GRMN 3601 - German Women Writers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores writing by German/Austrian women from 1945 to the present, with special attention to the representation of the Holocaust, the continuation of avant-garde traditions, innovations in literary form, and feminism. Visual arts, film, and feminist theory will also be considered in their relation to literature. Taught in English. Same as WGST 3601.
  • GRMN 4301 - Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to debates surrounding migration and race in contemporary Germany. Emphasis on reading texts in context using tools of cultural studies, integrating analyses of gender, race, nation, and sexuality. Texts may include film, literature, television, magazine images, etc. Topics include: questioning multiculturalism, self-representation, integration, Islam, citizenship, violence, public space, youth culture, racism and nationalism. Taught in English. Same as WGST 4301 and GRMN 5301.
  • GRMN 4550 - Senior Seminar in German Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    This course provides students with a capstone experience through in-depth study of a topic in German Studies, and deepens students' engagement with theories and methodologies informing contemporary German Studies scholarship. Students work closely with faculty to develop a major final research paper or project. Topic varies by semester.
  • GRMN 5301 - Gender, Race, and Immigration in Germany and Europe
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to debates surrounding migration and race in contemporary Germany. Emphasis on reading texts in context using tools of cultural studies, integrating analyses of gender, race, nation, and sexuality. Texts may include film, literature, television, magazine images, etc. Topics include: questioning multiculturalism, self-representation, integration, Islam, citizenship, violence, public space, youth culture, racism and nationalism. Taught in English. Same as GRMN 4301 and WGST 4301.
  • JWST 2502 - Representing the Holocaust
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines representations of the Holocaust in film, memoirs, poetry, novels, graphic novels, memorials. Considers questions such as: How to depict an event that resists representation? How does the memory of the Holocaust transform over generations? How do representations of the Holocaust inform our understanding of other experiences of racism and genocide? What ethical issues are at stake? Same as JWST 2502.
  • WGST 3601 - German Women Writers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores writing by German/Austrian women from 1945 to the present, with special attention to the representation of the Holocaust, the continuation of avant-garde traditions, innovations in literary form and feminism. Visual arts, film and feminist theory will also be considered in their relation to literature. Taught in English. Same as GRMN 3601.
  • WGST 4301 - Gender, Race and Immigration in Germany and Europe
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Introduces students to debates surrounding migration and race in contemporary Germany. Emphasis on reading texts in context using tools of cultural studies, integrating analyses of gender, race, nation and sexuality. Texts may include film, literature, television, magazine images. Topics include: questioning multiculturalism, self-representation, integration, Islam, citizenship, violence, public space, youth culture, racism and nationalism. Taught in English. Same as GRMN 4301 and GRMN 5301.

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