Topographies of Sexuality: Space, Movement, and Gender in German Literature and Film Since 1989

Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2011

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Germanic Languages and Literatures

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type



My dissertation focuses on works by one film director and five authors who thematize travel and sexuality in their respective work: Fatih Akin, Judith Hermann, Christian Kracht, Bodo Kirchhoff, Angela Krauß, and Emine Sevgi Özdamar. Not all of 4 the primary texts discussed in my dissertation can be categorized as travel literature or film; however, all feature topoi of that genre: mobility, a heightened awareness of space, the crossing of borders and boundaries, and a keen awareness of the body in the foreign environment.


English (en)

Chair and Committee

Lutz Koepnick

Committee Members

Mary Ann Dzuback, Paul Michael Lützeler, Erin McGlothlin, Lynne Tatlock, Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf


Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K79S1P0M

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