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Queer Lives in Divided Berlin, 1945-1970 A Conversation with Dr. Andrea Rottmann

When: Thursday, October 19, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Where: Kresge Hall, treinens hall 1515, 1880 Campus Drive , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs

Contact: Courtney Essenpreis   (847) 491-7249

Group: Department of German

Category: Academic


Join Dr. Andrea Rottmann to discuss her book, Queer Lives Across the Wall 

Queer Lives across the Wall examines the everyday lives of queer Berliners between 1945 and 1970, tracing private and public queer life from the end of the Nazi regime through the gay and lesbian liberation movements of the 1970s.

Andrea Rottmann explores how certain spaces – including homes, bars, streets, parks, and prisons – facilitated and restricted queer lives in the overwhelmingly conservative climate that characterized both German postwar states. With a theoretical toolkit informed by feminist, queer, and spatial theories, the book goes beyond previous histories that focus on state surveillance and the persecution of male homosexuality.

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