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Email: K dot Stone at warwick dot ac dot uk
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University of Warwick
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On research leave in term 2, 2019/2020
AboutI completed a BA in German and Spanish and an MPhil in European Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge, where I stayed to pursue doctoral research on the representation of women and National Socialism in post-1945 women's writing. In addition, I spent some time teaching first-year translation courses at King's College London.
I am currently developing a larger research project on the cultural memory of wartime rape in post-1945 Germany, which will draw on theories of affect in order to investigate how the reception of difficult histories shifts over time and, ultimately, to illuminate how societies produce knowledge about individual and collective trauma.
In addition, I continue to be interested in the representation of women in the Third Reich, especially those women at the heart of the regime and the concentrationary system. I am especially interested in the uses and usefulness of gender as a "category of historical analysis" (to quote Joan W. Scott) in recent research on female perpetrators and on the representation of such women in literature and film.
Teaching for 2010-2020
- GE220 Violent Women in the German Cultural Imagination
- GE338 Gender Trouble in Contemporary German Culture
- Women and National Socialism in Postwar German Literature: Gender, Memory, and Subjectivity (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2017).
- "International Cultural Responses to Wartime Rape," Violence against Women 25:13 (October 2019).
- "The #regrettingmotherhood Debate in Germany and the Power of Maternal Myths," forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
- "Guest Editor's Introduction," Violence against Women 25:13 (2019): 1515-1521.
- "The Right (Way) to Represent: The Emotional Politics of Remembering Mass Rape in Germany After 1945," Violence against Women 25:13 (2019): 1522–1542.
- "Writing Rape, Troping History: Story, Plot, and Ethical Reading in Julia Franck's Die Mittagsfrau (2007)," The German Quarterly, 91.2 (2018), 153-69. https://doi.org/10.1111/gequ.12065.
- "The Mass Rapes of 1945 in Contemporary Memory Culture: The (Gender) Politics of Metaphor and Metonymy," European Journal of Cultural Studies, 2017 (online first). https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549417718207.
- "Comic Revisions? Motherhood and Comedy in Contemporary Germany," Feminist Media Studies, 16.6 (2016), 1014-28. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2016.1178159.
- "Sympathy, Empathy and Postmemory: Problematic Positions in Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter," Modern Language Review, 111.2 (April 2016), 454-77. https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.111.2.0454.
- "‘Marxism, Gender, and Mediating the Memory of National Socialism: The Paradoxical Case of Christa Wolf's Kindheitsmuster (1976)," German Life and Letters, 67.2 (April 2014), 202-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/glal.12039.
Chapters in Books
- "History, Memory, and Making Sense of Motherhood in Twenty-First Century Germany: Tanja Dückers’s Himmelskörper (2003)," in Motherhood in Literature and Culture: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Europe, edited by Victoria Browne, Adalgisa Giorgio, Emily Jeremiah, Abigail Lee Six, and Gill Rye (London: Routledge, 2017), pp. 124-36.
- "The Pitfalls of Constructing a Female Genealogy: Cultural Memory of National Socialism in Recent Family Narratives," in German Women’s Writing in the 21st Century, edited by Hester Baer and Alexandra Merley Hill (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2015), pp. 54-73.
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