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Heidi Schlipphacke, associate professor of German at Old Dominion University, has been granted a Fulbright Award from the German-American Fulbright Commission for the 2007-08 academic year.

The award will provide four months of research support for her project, "Globalizing Gender: Post-Fascist Masculinities in German Film." She will conduct her research in conjunction with her host institution, The Free University, in Berlin, Germany.

"My project will focus on the representation of masculinity in post-war German film, a topic that has to date received little attention from German studies scholars," notes Schlipphacke. "Whereas Nazi cinema and the Nazi propaganda machine had produced a seemingly whole male ideal, masculine identity after 1945 encounters a taboo in German cinema."

Schlipphacke received her doctorate in German literature from the University of Washington in 1999 and joined the ODU faculty in 2000. She teaches courses on modern German literature, language, culture, and film. This year she will be on sabbatical from ODU to teach at Haverford College as a visiting associate professor.

Schlipphacke will travel to Germany in late spring 2008 to conduct her Fulbright research. She is one of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields, to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world.

This article was posted on: August 17, 2007

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