2017-2018 Institute fellow
Heidi Schlipphacke is Associate Professor of Germanic Studies and Classics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on issues of gender, kinship and aesthetics in the German Enlightenment and in post-WWII German and Austrian literature and film. She also enjoys writing on American popular and queer culture. She has published in journals including Screen, The Journal of English and German Philology, The German Quarterly, Orbis Litterarum and Camera Obscura, among others. Her book, Nostalgia After Nazism: History, Home and Affect in German and Austrian Literature and Film, appeared with Bucknell University Press in 2010. Her research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation and by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. She is currently working on a monograph on 18th-century German literature and thought entitled The Aesthetics of Kinship and on the co-edited volume Sissi’s World: The Empress Elisabeth in Memory and Myth. She is also co-editing a special volume of the Lessing Yearbook on sexualities in the eighteenth century.