World Languages and Literatures, German
German Area Chair
Associate Professor of German
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Professor Gaettens' research interests include 20th Century German literature, in particular GDR literature, comparative literature as well as women and gender studies. She has published a book on German women writers, both East and West German, examining the Nazi past entitled Women Writers and Fascism: Reconstructing History. Professor Gaettens teaches a wide variety of courses ranging from German language to Cultural Formations and film.
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