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  Britta Kallin
Associate Professor of German
School of Modern Languages
britta.kallin@modlangs.gatech.edu

Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Joined faculty in 2000


Research areas/interests
German and Austrian women's literature, 18th through 20th century literature, drama in particular with a focus on gender, race, ethnicity, nation


Honors  
Grants from the Thyssen Foundation, Charles Phelps Taft Foundation, and the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)


Current and recent projects  
Book-length manuscript on contemporary fairy-tales, analysis of construction of gender, race and national belonging


Recent and selected publications  
Books:
Kallin, Britta. The Presentation of Racism in Contemporary German and Austrian Plays: Six Women Playwrights. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007. (208 pages).

Parts of Books
“Dea Loher.” The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. Ed. Gabrielle Cody and Evert Sprinchorn. Vol. 1. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. 830. “Botho Strauss” and “Marlene Streeruwitz.” The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. Ed. Gabrielle Cody and Evert Sprinchorn.Vol. 2. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. 1288-1289, 1289-1290.

“Marlene Streeruwitz.” The Literary Encyclopedia. First online: 28 June 2006. The Literary Dictionary Company. 11 April 2007. Available at http://www.litencyc.com/php/
speople.php?rec=true&UID=11721. (7 pages).

“The Representation of Foreigners in German and Austrian Plays of the 1990s by Female Playwrights.” Essays on Twentieth-Century German Drama and Theater. An American Reception 1977-1999. Ed. Hellmut Hal Rennert. New York: Peter Lang, 2004. 301-311.

“Engagierte Literatur,” “Feminism,” “Theatre festivals,” and “Theatres.” German Culture and Society: The Essential Glossary. Ed. Holger Briel. London: Arnold, 2002. 37, 42-43, 134-135

Articles:
“‘Die Feder führ ich unermüdlich’ -- Helmina von Chézy’s Rosamunde as Intertext in Elfriede Jelinek’s Der Tod und das Mädchen III (Rosamunde)”. Glossen. Literatur und Kultur in den deutschsprachigen Ländern nach 1945. 26 (2007). 28 February 2008. [n. pag.] (25 pages)

“A Feminist Road Movie – An Oxymoron? Katja von Garnier’s Bandits in the Foreign Language Classroom.” Schatzkammer: Journal of German Language, Literature and Culture. (16 pages) [Accepted for publication]

“Marlene Streeruwitz’s Nachwelt as Feminist Postmodern Biography.” German Quarterly 78.3 (Summer 2005): 337-356.

“Gender, History and Memory in Marlene Streeruwitz’s Recent Prose.” Glossen. Literatur und Kultur in den deutschsprachigen Ländern nach 1945. 21 (2005). 11 April 2007. [n. pag.] (17 pages)

“The Role of the Roma in Elfriede Jelinek’s Stecken, Stab und Stangl.” Colloquia Germanica: Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik 37.2 (2004): 173-193.

“Zähmen oder Aufregen? Zur Funktion der Frauenfiguren in F. M. Klingers Die Zwillinge.” Lessing Yearbook XXXV (2003): 223-243.

“Jörg Haider as a Contemporary Orestes: Aeschylus’s Oresteia in Elfriede Jelinek’s Das Lebewohl.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 39.4 (November 2003): 329-349.

“Ist Hoftaller besser als Tallhover? Eine vergleichende Figurenanalyse zwischen Hoftaller in Günter Grass’ Ein weites Feld und Tallhover in Hans Joachim Schädlichs Tallhover.” New German Review 12 (1999): 98-112.

“‘Gut sei gewesen, was die Entfaltung alles Lebendigen gefördert habe:’ Feminist Mythmaking and Christa Wolf’s Medea. Stimmen.” Focus on ‘Literatur’ 6.1 (1999): 39-57.


Web sites
Modern Austrian Literature and Culture Association (MALCA)
http://www.malca.org/

International Brecht Society (IBS)
http://brechtsociety.org/

Friends of Goethe - Atlanta
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/atl/enindex.htm


Professional associations
American Association of Teachers of German
http://www.aatg.org

German Studies Association
http://www.g-s-a.org

Women in German
http://www.womeningerman.org

Modern Language Association
http://www.mla.org

South Atlantic Modern Language Association
http://www.samla.org