Nancy Kaiser came to the University of Wisconsin after receiving a Ph.D. in German Literature from Yale University in 1980 and held a joint faculty appointment in the Department of German and the Women's Studies Program. Her research areas encompass feminist literary and cultural studies, German literature and aesthetics around 1800, and questions of gender in emancipatory discourses. Professor Kaiser is the recipient of a university teaching award.
Feminist literary and cultural studies, German literature and aesthetics around 1800, and questions of gender in emancipatory discourses
Ph.D., Yale University
- "Who Cares: Cultural Studies, Feminist Literary Criticism, U.S. Germanistik" in Concepts of Culture, eds. Hans Adler and Jost Hermand (New York/Berne: Lang, 1999).
- "In Our Own Words: Dramatizing History in Luise Adelgunde Gottsched's Pietisterey im Fischbein-Rocke" in: Thalia's Daughters: German Women Dramatists from the 18th Century to the Present, eds. Susan L. Cocalis and Ferrel Rose (1996).
- Selbst Bewußt. Frauen in den USA, ed. Nancy Kaiser (Leipzig: Reclam, 1994).
- Traditions of Experiment from the Enlightenment to the Present: Essays in Honor of Peter Demetz, eds. N. Kaiser and D. Wellbery (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1992).
- Social Integration and Narrative Structure: Patterns of Realism in Auerbach, Freytag, Fontane, and Raabe (New York: Lang, 1986).