Melina Gehring completed both her Ph.D. in American Studies and her master's degree in Musicology at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She also holds an M.Phil. in International Relations from the University of Cambridge, UK. Professor Gehring has published in Musicology as well as in American Studies, and has taught at the University of Hamburg and the University of Rostock. In her Ph.D. project, she studied the labyrinth myth in contemporary American fiction. Her non-academic alter-ego has worked as a freelance journalist and as a desk officer at the German Federal Foreign Office. Professor Gehring's Writing 5 invites students to examine, through their writing, "Representations of 9/11" in poems, novels, movies, photographs, and websites.
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