Steffen Kaupp talk on "Lola and Bilidikid"
"Queering the Family, Queering the Nation State: On Kutlug Ataman's "Lola and Bilidikid", Thursday, Feb. 8 in Carlton Commons, 2:15 p.m.
This talk investigates family as a way to negotiate the tension between ethnic, sexual and national identity by showing how in 20th-century German film, representations of sexuality and family intersect. Discussing Kutlug Ataman's "Lola und Bilidikid," Kaupp will argue that fictional narratives engage with post-45 German history through a queering of traditional family structures.
Steffen Kaupp received his doctorate from the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies. He is currently an assistant teaching professor at the University of Notre Dame.
Sponsored by German Studies, the Department of World Languages and Cultures; Women's, Gender and Sexualities Studies, and the Gender and LGBTQIA Center