Skidmore, James

James Skidmore (PhD Princeton University) is Associate Professor of German Studies and Chair of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo. His research focuses on Ricarda Huch, 20th-century German Cultural History, Weimar Republic Culture, Canadian-German Literary and Cultural Relations, German Film and Curriculum Development and Information Literacy. Recent publications include “Moving Beyond Hyphenated German Culture: Establishing a Research Agenda for Expatriate and Heritage German Literary Studies.” German Diasporic Experiences: Identity, Migration, and Loss. Eds. M. Schulze et al. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2008. 161-79; Schulze, Mathias, James M. Skidmore, David G. John, Grit Liebscher, and Sebastian Siebel Achenbach, eds. German Diasporic Experiences. Identity, Migration, and Loss. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2008 and “Good-bye Reality, or the Seduction of Nostalgia: Genre and Cultural Imaginary in Good Bye Lenin! and La grande seduction.” Screening Canadians: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Canadian Film. Ed. Wolfram R. Keller and Gene Walz. Marburg, Germany: Universitätsbibliothek

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