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German & Scandinavian Studies, Deparment of Languages and Literatures


Sara Lennox
Professor Emerita of German & Scandinavian Studies
Email: lennox[at]


Research Interests
Post-1945 German and Austrian literature; womenís writing; literary, cultural, and social theory; comparative literature, womenís studies, gender in Germany and Europe, race in Germany and Europe, people of color in Germany and Europe, colonialism, transnational approaches, globalization

Relevant Links
Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)
German Studies Association

Ph.D. 1973, University of Wisconsin Madison
M.A. 1966, University of Wisconsin Madison
B.A. 1965, De Pauw University

Courses Taught
German 888 Literary Theory Today
German 797 Feminism and Ingeborg Bachmann
German 797E Migrantsí Literature
German 797L German Social Theory from Marx to Marcuse
German 797R German Race Theory
German 794A Lost German Women Writers
German 794A German Literature in the Shadow of the Wall
German 792A German Studies/Cultural Studies
German 791 Feminist Literature/History/Theory
German 786 First, Second, Third Sex: Gender and Sexual Identity in Twentieth-Century Germany
German 786 Gruppe 47
German 779 Contemporary German Women Writers
German 779 Literature of the GDR
German 779 Literature of the Federal Republic 1945-1966
German 774 Twentieth Century Prose II
German 697A Methodology
German 591 Seminar: Materialism and Culture
German 491 Seminar in Contemporary German Literature
German 433 Twentieth-Century Prose
German 431 Early Twentieth-Century German Literature
German 390C Politics and Culture: The Cultural Theory of the Frankfurt School
German 370 Nineteenth-Century German Thought: Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Luxemburg, Freud
German 352 German Women Writers