Claire Scott
GSLL Lecturer


2017, Ph.D, German Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
2011, B.A., German Studies, Dartmouth College

Intellectual Biography & Awards

In my scholarship and my teaching I focus on the intersection between political content and narrative form across a variety of genres and media. More specifically, I am interested in how the genres of melodrama and mythology are gendered within the context of 20th and 21st century German literature, theater, and film. I have written on numerous authors and filmmakers from this period including Ilse Aichinger, Elfriede Jelinek, Dea Loher, R.W. Fassbinder, and Helma Sanders-Brahms. My current book project examines representations of violent mothers from late-20th-century Germany and Austria. I have received support for this project in the form of Duke Graduate School Summer Fellowships and a Duke Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Dissertation Fellowship.

Recent Publications

“Women Ruining Men: Representations of #metoo, #aufschrei, and the Red Army Faction” under review at Feminist German Studies

“A Forcible Return to the Womb: Elfriede Jelinek’s Lust and the Melodramatic Mode.” The German Quarterly, vol. 91, no.2, Spring 2018, pp.

“Divided Germany, Divided Text: Integrating Comics into the Beginning L2 Classroom.” Co-authored with Matthew Hambro, andererseits: Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies, vol. 5/6, 2016-2017, pp. 147-156.

“Subverting Injurious Language: How Ilse Aichinger’s Narratological Strategies Liberate the Protagonist of ‘Spiegelgeschichte’” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies. 52.3 (September 2016): 308-325.

Frequently Taught Courses

  • GERM 102: Advanced Elementary German
  • GERM 203: Intermediate German

Dr. Scott’s Upcoming Course Offerings

Additional Information

For more information about Dr. Scott, see her Curriculum Vitae.