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German & Scandinavian Studies, Deparment of Languages and Literatures


Barton Byg
Professor of German & Scandinavian Studies
Founding Director of the DEFA Film Library

Contact Information
Location: Herter Hall 523
Phone: (413) 545-6671
Email: byg[at]

Research Interests
20th-century literature and film, especially of the German Democratic Republic, film theory

Relevant Links
DEFA Film Library

Ph.D. 1982, Washington University
M.A. 1978, Washington University
M.A. 1977, Washington University
B.A. 1975, Drake University

Current and Recent Courses
German 304: From Berlin to Hollywood
German 597C: Film and Fascism
German 597D: Documentary Film
German 597F: East German Film
German 597F: History of Film
German 697I: Brecht and World Cinema
German 697L: 1968 and Film
German 793A: Expressionism