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Friedemann Weidauer

Professor of German


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Areas of Expertise

20th Century Literature and Culture, East and West German Film

Contact Information

Office/Hours: Oak Hall 261 Spring 2016 Office Hours: Tuesdays 11 - 1 and by appointment
Phone: 860-486-1533


Friedemann Weidauer was born in Stuttgart, Germany. He received his BA in Classics from Reed College, Zwischenpruefung in German, American Studies and Education from the FU Berlin, and MA and PhD in German from the University of Wisconsin/Madison. His research and teaching focus on post-1945 East and West German culture, among his recent publications are articles on Jurek Becker, Wolfgang Borchert and minority literatures. Current research projects include the debate about the Moscow Trials among German authors in exile (1933- 1945) and a series of studies of East German Kulturpolitik as reflected in DEFA films. He has edited Vols. 33 - 37 of the Brecht Yearbook (2007 - 2012, University of Wisconsin Press/International Brecht Society).