Simone Pfleger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Womens & Gender Studies

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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - Womens & Gender Studies
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pfleger@ualberta.ca

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About

Simone Pfleger is Assistant Professor of Gender and German Studies with dual appointments in Women’s and Gender Studies and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies. Their research is grounded in gender and queer theoretical methodologies and engages with notions of temporality, (political) subjectivity, affect, intimacy, and precarity in post-2000 German-language literature, film, and culture. Most recently, Simone has published in Feminist German StudiesFeminist Media Studies, and Seminar and is currently working on a monograph on queer temporality and aesthetics in the cinema of the Berlin School.

Courses

FS 367 - German Film

Survey of German cinema, with emphasis on the films of the Weimar era (1918-1933) and the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Prerequisite: FS 100.


GERM 225 - German Cinema

An examination of films and cinematic movements in the German speaking world from the silent era to the new millennium within their historical, social, or political contexts. Taught in English. This course will not fulfill the Language Other than English requirement of the Faculty of Arts.


GERM 499 - Special Topics

Prerequisite: consent of Department.


GSJ 500 - Directed Reading in Gender and Social Justice


GSJ 570 - Sexualities

Special Topics: This course offers advanced examination of selected issues in sexuality studies. (Not open to students with credit in WGS 470.)


MLCS 652 - Critical Theory II

Literary and cultural theory in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from around the world. Students will read primary texts. Prerequisite: consent of Department.


WGS 321 - Feminism and Film

Feminist analysis of gender, sexuality, ability, race/ethnicity, and class/status in film. Content will vary in terms of genre, production, and language. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or WST course, or consent of department.


WGS 470 - Sexualities: Special Topics

This course offers advanced examination of selected issues in sexuality studies. Prerequisite: Any 100 or 200 level WGS or W ST course, or consent of department.


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