Michelle Mattson | Professor
Office: 111 Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3524 | Email: mattsonm@rhodes.edu

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Michelle Mattson is a professor of German.  Her research has covered such diverse topics as contemporary German drama, political representation in German television, questions of immigration and diversity in Germany today, issues of political subjectivity, and post-war women’s literature.  She has published on Franz Xaver Kroetz, Bertolt Brecht, Grete Weil, minority literature, the asylum debate of the eighties and early nineties, changes in the German media landscape since the arrival of cable, and questions of personal responsibility against the backdrop of individual historical imbrication.  Professor Matton recently completed a book entitled Mapping Morality in the Postwar German Women’s Fiction: Christa Wolf, Ingeborg Drewitz, and Grete Weil that came out in August of 2010 with Camden House.

Professor Mattson′s CV


Education

1991, Ph.D. Stanford University, Geman Studies
1985, M.A. Stanford Univeristy, German Studies
1983, B.A. University of Minnesota/Minneapolis, St.Paul, German and Latin

Phi Beta Kappa http://www.rhodes.edu/phibetakappa


Courses
German 101-102 - ELEMENTARY GERMAN
German 20-021 - INTERMEDIATE GERMAN
German 210 - READINGS AT INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
German 240/340 - GERMAN CINEMA
German 242/342 - THE HOLOCAUST IN TEXT, IMAGE, AND MEMORY
German 244/344 - GERMAN FAIRY TALES
German 301 - ADVANCED READING COMPREHENSION
German 302 - COMPOSITION AND CONVERSATION
German 310 - READINGS: ADVANCED LEVEL
German 409 – TOPICS IN GERMAN STUDIES (Minority Voices in Contemporary German Culture; Weimar Berlin:  Fears and Fantasies)
German 486 – SENIOR PAPER