Mascha Kaléko’s Typewriter Poetics
You are cordially invited to join us at our inaugural doctoral student lecture in our exchange with the University of Michigan, where Mary is a doctoral candidate in German Studies and graduate certificate student in Film, Television, and Media. Her research interests span German film history, Weimar literature and culture, critical theory, media theory, and gender studies. Her dissertation focuses on the relationships between gender, labor, and new media technologies in early twentieth century Germany. She is currently a Mary Fair Croushore Graduate Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities.
Mary Hennessy's essay “Fassbinder’s Female Complaint: Martha (1974) and the 1940s ‘Woman’s Film’” was published in The German Quarterly after winning the 2015 American Association of Teachers of German award for best graduate student paper written in German Studies. Her essay “Writing Women in Irmgard Keun’s Das kunstseidene Mädchen and Mascha Kaléko’s ‘Mädchen an der Schreibmaschine” received the 2015 Alan P. Cottrell Prize for best paper written in a German Studies seminar at the University of Michigan. Mary's work has attracted the support of the University of Michigan Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and the Fulbright Program.