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Jennifer Taylor

German Studies Program Director, Associate Professor of German Studies

Office: Washington Hall 229
Phone: (757) 221-3638
Email: [[jltay1]]

Jennifer Taylor received her Ph.D. in German Studies from Cornell University and is an Associate Professor of German Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William and Mary. Her research areas include German Film, Holocaust Studies and Women’s Studies. During her career she has given numerous scholarly talks and presentations at national and international German and Film Studies conferences, and she has published articles about the works of German Jewish Holocaust survivor authors Edgar Hilsenrath, Ruth Klüger and Jurek Becker. She has also published on German and Austrian film, including a chapter on the contemporary German filmmaker, Doris Doerrie, ”American Influences on Doris Doerrie’s Screenplays,” in Straight Through the Heart: Doris Dörrie, German Filmmaker and Author (2004). Professor Taylor has also taken part in nationally competitive faculty development seminars on German cinema and on Holocaust Studies. Her edited volume, National Responses to the Holocaust, was published in early 2014 by the University of Delaware Press.