William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of German and the Humanities Emerita
B.A. Bowling Green State University, 1964
M.A. Syracuse University, 1966
Ph.D. The University of Michigan, 1976
Post-1945 and Post-Unification Film, Literature and Culture, East German Literature and Culture, 20th Century, Berlin.
Continuities/discontinuities between pre-and post-unification Eastern German culture, Post-unification cinema and popular film, Berlin film, Post-unification cultural history, Gender Studies.
"Orfeo and Sam: Racial, Sexual, and Ethnic Otherness in Dörrie's Keiner liebt mich (1994) and Sanoussi-Bliss's Zurück auf los (1999). In: Color and Signs of Ethnic Difference 1800, 1900, 2000. Ed. Birgit Tautz. Amsterdam: Rodopi: 2004.
Review: Ernst Toller und die Weimarer Republik. Ein Autor im Spannungsfeld von Literatur und Politik. Schriften der Ernst-Toller-Gesellschaft. Band 1. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 1999. In: Monatshefte. Vol. 95, 2, 2003.
Sonnenallee: Taking Comedy Seriously in Unified Germany, in Textual Responses to German Unification. Ed. Kristie Foell, Carol Anne Costabile Hemming, and Rachel Halverson. Berlin: De Gruyter Verlag, 2001.
Berlin. In Encyclopedia of German Literature. 2 vols. Ed. Matthias Konzett. Chicago: Fitzroy-Dearborn, 2000.
Review: The African-German Experience. Ed. Carol Aisha Blackshire-Belay. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1996. In Colloquia Germanica. Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik.Vol. 31, 4. 1999
Review: Post-Fascist Fantasies: Psychoanalysis, History, and the Literature of East Germany. Durham: Duke University Press, 1997. In Modern fiction Studies. Vol. 44. Winter 1998.
What's Feminist About It? Reflections on Collaboration in Writing and Editing, with Jeanette Clausen, in Common Ground: Feminist Collaboration in the Academy. Eds Elizabeth Peck and Joanna Stephens Mink. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1997.
Review: Gender and German Cinema: Feminist Interventions. Ed. Sandra Frieden, et al. Volume 1. Gender and Representation in New German Cinema. Volume 2. German Film History/German History on Film. Providence/Oxford: Berg, 1993, in The German Quarterly, Vol. 70. 1997.
Epic Theater, in The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature. Ed. Friedericke Eigler and Susanne Kord. Greenwood Press, 1997
Editor, Women in German Newsletter.Vols 71-79, 1997-2000. Editor, Women in German Homepage at Bowdoin College: 1997-1999.
Coeditor with Jeanette Clausen. Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies and German Culture. Vol. 5-6 University Press of America. Fall, 1989, Fall 1991. "Who's Afraid of Feminist Theory? A Postscript from the Editors," with Jeanette Clausen, Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies and German Culture, Vol. 5, University Press of America, Fall, 1989.