Professor, Comparative Literature and Interdisciplinary Humanities
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Comparative Literature
Director of Undergraduate Research, Comparative Literature
Research Interests: Memory Studies, narrative, photography and visual aesthetics, interdisciplinary methods, feminism and the Marxian tradition
Office: S405 Callaway (OFFICE HOURS: By Appt. Only)
Angelika Bammer is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Interdisciplinary Humanities. Having begun her studies of English and French philology at the University of Heidelberg, she received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied narrative, feminist and Marxist thought, and critical film analysis. At the UW-Madison, she was active in the formation of the Women’s Studies Program and the Women’s Studies Research Center, among the first autonomous academic feminist programs in the United States. For many years at Emory, she was on the faculty in the Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts (ILA), one of the oldest interdisciplinary departments in the country, where she developed courses in interdisciplinary methods, research design, and new forms of scholarly inquiry. Since 2015, she has been a full-time faculty member in Comparative Literature. Her co-edited volume on The Future of Scholarly Writing: Critical Interventions (Palgrave-Macmillan) was published in 2015, as was the expanded and updated new edition of her Partial Visions: Feminism and Utopianism in the 1970s (first edition, Routledge, 1991). She is the editor of Displacements: Cultural Identities in Question (Indiana UP, 1994), and a special issue of new formations: a journal of culture/theory/politics on The Question of “Home” (1992). A multi-media installation of her work on Memory Sites: Destruction, Loss, and Transformation was shown at both Emory University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is completing a study of the transmission of history across four generations in form of a personal narrative (Born After: A German Reckoning) and plans to revise a set of reflections on The Wounds of History and the Work of Memory into book form.