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Ulrike Rainer

RainerAddress: Department of German Studies
6084 Dartmouth Hall
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755-3511

Telephone: (603) 646-2408

Fax: (603) 646-1474


Ulrike Rainer, Associate Professor of German Emerita, studied in her native Vienna and at Yale before receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard in 1985. She chaired the Women's Studies Program from 1996-8. Her areas of scholarly interest extend from the Age of Goethe to the 20th century, centering on poetry and narrative fiction and the interrelation of literature and film. She has published studies on Fontane, Elfriede Jelinek, Christine Lavant, Schiller, and Trakl. In 1988 the Erich Schmidt Verlag issued her monograph on Schillers Prosa: Poetologie und Praxis. She regularly contributes to the on-line magazine schwarz-auf-weiß in an attempt to explain the more unusual aspects of American politics and society to a loyal following of readers.

Last Updated: 8/16/12