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Event Series Panel: Author Meets Critic

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A panel from the BMW Center for German and European Studies’s annual event series, “A Century of Women’s Struggle: From the Franchise to #MeToo”


Dr. Hester Baer 
University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Barbara Mennel 
University of Florida, Gainesville

Dr. Peter Pfeiffer
Georgetown University

Dr. Monika Shafi 
University of Delaware

moderated by:

Dr. Friederike Eigler
Georgetown University

Panelists will discuss Barbara Mennel’s recently published book Women and Work in 21st Century European Cinema

From hairdressers and caregivers to reproductive workers and power-suited executives, images of women’s labor have powered a fascinating new movement within twenty-first-century European cinema. Social realist dramas capture precarious working conditions. Comedies exaggerate the habits of the global managerial class. Stories from countries battered by the global financial crisis emphasize the patriarchal family, debt, and unemployment. Barbara Mennel delves into the ways these films about female labor capture the tension between feminist advances and their appropriation by capitalism in a time of ongoing transformation.

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For event inquiries please contact cgesevents@georgetown.edu


March 25
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Arrupe Hall