Elke Heckner

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Elke Heckner
Lecturer
Area:
German
Phone:
319-353-2222
Office:
557 PH

Education:
PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests:
Holocaust and genocide studies; film and media studies; museum studies; memory and trauma studies.

Elke Heckner teaches in the German Department. She is currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively entitled, "Memories of Futurity: Remapping Visual Representations of the Holocaust and Genocide." Her recent articles in Shofar and New German Critque examine issues of second- and third generation witnessing in film, TV productions and memorial culture.

Courses include:
Film and Literature of the Holocaust
Politics/Memory: Holocaust, Genocide, and 9/11
German Film
Memorials, Museums, Monuments