Elke Heckner

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University of Iowa

Elke Heckner teaches in the German Department. She is currently completing a book manuscript, tentatively entitled “Thinking Memories of Futurity: Holocaust, Genocide and 9/11.”  Her recent articles in Shofar and New German Critique examine issues of second-generation witnessing and post-memory in film and memorial architecture. She is also revising a second book project, Performing Terror: Unruly Bodies, Gender, and Modernity, for publication, which traces the genealogy and epistemology of (gender) terrorism in canonical texts of German modernity.