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