Languages and Cultures
West Chester University
Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Acting Chair 2016-2017
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
| Professor of Languages
M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University
B.S., Georgetown University
Trauma narrative, postwar and post-wall German literature and film, fin-de-siecle Viennese literature, fairy tales.
1. "Liminal Spaces in Fatih Akin's Gegen die Wand/Head on: Orientalism vs. Globalization."
Performing Difference: Representations of 'The Other' in Film and Theater. Ed. Jonathan Friedman. University Press of America: New York/Toronto, 2009.
2. “Voyeurism, Violence and the Power of the Media: The Reader’s/Spectator’s Complicity in Jelinek’s The Piano Teacher and Haneke’s “La Pianiste,” “Cache,” and “The White Ribbon”/”Die Weisse Band.” International Journal of Applied Psychoanalytic Studies. June 2011 issue.
- CASSDA Grant for travel to and research in the literary archives in Marbach, Germany, for the summer of 2010. The research will be on the literary works and the posthumous papers of W.G. Sebald, a major German prose writer.
- College of Arts and Sciences Entrepreneurial Grant for the development of a distance education course on German film for high school students.
German Summer Study Abroad Program in Berlin in 2012 will be directed by Dr. Landwehr. For further information contact Dr. Landwehr: email@example.com
All levels of German language, German literature and film; Holocaust studies; German cultural history courses in German and English translation, Modern German Drama, fin-de-siecle Vienna.