Duke University German

    Ann Marie Rasmussen
  • Ann Marie Rasmussen

  • Professor of German
  • Germanic Languages & Literature
  • 116C Old Chemistry
  • Campus Box 90256
  • Phone: (919) 660-3160
  • Fax: (919) 660-3166
  • Office Hours: Office Hours for Fall 2013
    MW 12:30-1:30pm
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bio

    Adjunct Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Specialties

    • Medieval & Early Modern Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Literary History & Criticism
  • Research Summary

    Medieval German Literature and Culture; Poetics; Gender Studies
  • Research Description

    I came to Duke University in 1988 from the "Deutsches Seminar" of the University of Berne in Switzerland, where I taught as an assistant professor for 2-1/2 years. I have held a variety of leadership positions at Duke University, including chairing the German department from 1/1/06 to 1/1/08 and chairing the Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty from 2010-2013. From 2002 until 2009, I envisioned, initiated, and implemented the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, which was successfully launched with its first entering class in August, 2009. My research treats medieval literature and culture from the twelfth century to the Reformation. In my publications I combine gender studies with a variety of other approaches, including manuscript studies, the anthropology of gift-giving, visuality studies, and, most recently, material culture. I have published four books and over thirty articles. I am currently completing an interdisciplinary study of medieval badges and designing my next project, a digital humanities geo-referencing project on the late medieval saints' cult known as The Holy Kinship.
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Yale University,
      • 1985
      • BA,
      • UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene, OR,
      • 1976
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Visiting Distinguished Professor,
      • Lewis & Clark University,
      • Spring semester 2011
      • Visiting Distinquished Professor,
      • German, University of California at Irvine,
      • Spring quarter (March 25-June 1) 2009
  • Selected Publications

      • Ann Marie Rasmussen and Sarah Westphal.
      • Ladies, Whores, and Holy Women: A Reader in Gender and Class in Late Medieval German Texts.
      • Medieval German Texts in Bilingual Editions,
      • Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University,
      • 2010.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • Mothers and Daughters in Medieval German Literature.
      • Syracuse University Press,
      • 1997.
      • (Reviews: Almut Suerbaum, in Arbitrium (2/1997):162-64; Albrecht Classen, in German Quarterly 71.4 (1998): 393-94; Katrien Heene, in Paedagogica historica 34 (1998): 143-45; Francis G. Gentry, in Choice 35.7 (1998): 1196; Katherine J. Meyer, in Speculum 74.3 (1999): 816-817; Elisabeth Lienert in Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum 128 (1999): 89-97; Albrecht Classen, in Tristania 19 (1999): 129-34; Susanne B. Kimball, in Germanic Notes and Reviews 31.2 (Fall, 2000): 203-204; Hartwig Mayer, in Seminar 36.3 (2000): 362-63; Margaret Schleissner, in Medieval Feminist Forum 30 (Fall, 2000): 50-52; Claudia Brinker-Gabler, in Beiträge zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur 122 (2000): 323-27; Maria Dobozy, Monatshefte 93.1 (2001): 115-17. Discussed by Joseph M. Sullivan, "Brother Hermann's Iolande: A Tale of Ideal Female Spirituality," Monatshefte 90.2 (1998): 161-75, pages 162 and 165; Edith Wenzel, in “Hêre vrouwe und übeles wîp: Zur Konstruktion von Frauenbildern im Minnesang,” in Mannlîchiu wîp, wîplîch man: Zur Konstruktion der Kategorien ‘Körper’ und ‘Geschlecht’ in der deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters, ed. Ingrid Bennewitz und Helmut Tervooren, Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie, vol. 9. Berlin: Schmidt, 1999, pp. 275, 278, 280; Ruth Mazo Karras in “Sex and the Singlewoman,” in Singlewomen in the European Past, 1250-1800, ed. Judith M. Bennett and Amy M. Froide. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1999, pp. 133-34; Albrecht Classen, “Mother Speaks to Daughter: Literary Historical Reflections on a Feminist Theme,” in German Quarterly 75.1 (2002): 71-87; Martin Baisch & Hendrikje Haufe, “Väter und Söhne - Mütter und Töchter. Normbruch und Normerfüllung in Heinrichs von Veldeke “Eneasroman”“in Der Deutschunterricht 60.1 (2003):62-67).
      • A. Rasmussen, Jutta Eming, Kathryn Starkey.
      • "Visuality and Materiality in the Story of Tristan and Isolde."
      • Notre Dame Press,
      • 2012.
      • "Medieval Woman's Song: Cross-Cultural Approaches."
      • Ed. Anne L. Klinck and Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press,
      • 2002.
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • "Siegfried the Dragonslayer Meets the Web: Using Digital Media for Developing Historical Awareness and Advanced Language and Critical Thinking Skills."
      • Die Unterrichtspraxis
      • 44.1
      • (2011)
      • :
      • 105-114.
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • "Wanderlust: Gift Exchange, Sex, And The Meanings Of Mobility."
      • 'Liebe schenken‘: Liebesgaben in der Literatur des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit.
      • Ed. Margreth Egidi, Ludger Lieb and Marielle Schnyder.
      • Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag,
      • 2012.
      • 219-229.
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • "Reading in Nuremberg’s Fifteenth-Century Carnival Plays."
      • Literary Studies and the Question of Reading.
      • Ed. Richard Benson, Eric Downing, and Jonathan Hess.
      • Camden House,
      • 2012.
      • 106-129.
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • "Problematizing Medieval Misogyny: Aristotle and Phyllis in the German Tradition."
      • Verstellung und Betrug im Mittelalter und in der mittelalterlichen Literatur.
      • Ed. Mathias Meyer, Scott Pincikowski and Alexander Sager.
      • forthcoming.
      • "Wandering Genitalia: Sexuality and the Body in German Culture between the Late Middle Ages and Early Modernity."
      • Ed. King's College London Medieval Series.
      • Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, King's College London,
      • 2009.
      • (Published in August 2009.)
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • "Falsche Freunde."
      • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
      • (August 12 2009)
      • :
      • N5.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "“War die Jungfrau wirklich in Nöten: Neue Forschungen zur Rolle der Frau im Mittelalter."
      • Merkur: Zeitschrift fuer europaeisches Denken
      • 63
      • .7
      • (2009)
      • :
      • 627-33.
      • A. Rasmussen and Olga Trokhimenko.
      • "The Winsbeck Father-Son and Mother-Daughter Poems (Der Winsbecke and Die Winsbeckin), with a Medieval Parody,”."
      • Medieval Conduct Literature: An Anthology of Vernacular Guides to Behavior for Youths.
      • Ed. Mark D. Johnston.
      • University of Toronto Press,
      • 2009.
      • 61-125.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Masculinity and the Minnerede in Berlin mgo 186."
      • Triviale Minne? Konventionalität und Trivialisierung in spätmittelalterlichen Minnereden.
      • Ed. Ludger Lieb and Otto Neudeck.
      • de Gruyter,
      • 2006.
      • 119-138.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Visible and Invisible Landscapes: Medieval Monasticism as a Cultural Resource in the Pacific Northwest."
      • A Place to Believe In: Medieval Monasticism in the Landscape.
      • Ed. Gillian Overing and Clare A. Lees.
      • Pennsylvania State University Press,
      • 2006.
      • 239-59.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Subjektivität und Gender in der Märe Die zwei beichten (A und B)."
      • Inszenierung von Subjektivität in der Literatur des Mittelalters.
      • Ed. Martin Baisch et. al..
      • Ulrike Helmer Verlag,
      • 2005.
      • 271-287.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Emotions, Gender, and Lordship in Medieval Literature: Clovis's Grief, Tristan's Anger, and Kriemhild's Restless Corpse."
      • Codierungen von Emotionen im Mittelalter / Emotions and Sensibilities in the Middle Ages.
      • Ed. C. Stephen Jaeger and Ingrid Kasten.
      • New York: de Gruyter,
      • 2003.
      • 174-91.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "The Female Figures in Gottfried's Tristan and Isolde."
      • A Companion to Gottfried's Tristan and Isolde.
      • Ed. Will Hasty.
      • Columbia, S.C.: Camden House,
      • 2003.
      • 143-63.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Reason and the Female Voice in Walther von der Vogelweide's Poetry."
      • Medieval Woman's Song: Cross-Cultural Approaches.
      • 2002.
      • 168-86.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Thinking through Gender in Late Medieval German Literature."
      • Gender in Debate from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
      • Ed. Thelma Fenster and Clare A. Lees.
      • New York: St. Martin's Press,
      • 2002.
      • 97-111.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Gendered Knowledge and Eavesdropping in the Late Medieval German Minnerede."
      • Speculum
      • 77
      • .4
      • (2002)
      • :
      • 1168-94.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Fathers to Think Back Through: The Medieval German Mother-Daughter and Father-Son Conduct Poems Known as Die Winsbeckin and Der Winsbecke."
      • Medieval Conduct.
      • Ed. Kathleen Ashley and Robert L. A. Clark.
      • Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press,
      • 2001.
      • 106-34.
      • Ann Marie Rasmussen.
      • "Medieval German Romance."
      • Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance.
      • Ed. Roberta Krueger.
      • Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press,
      • 2000.
      • 183-202.
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • ""Ich trug auch ledig siben child": Zur sozialen Konstruktion von Weiblichkeit in der Minnerede "Stiefmutter und Tochter"."
      • fremdes Wahrnehmen - Fremdes wahrnehmen.
      • Ed. Wolfgang Harms and C. Stephen Jaeger together with Alexandra Stein.
      • Stuttgart: Hirzel,
      • 1997.
      • 193-204.
      • (Rev. by Will Hasty, German Quarterly 73.1 (2000):87-88, here 87)
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • ""ez ist ir g'artet von mir": Queen Isolde and Princess Isolde in Gottfried's Tristan und Isolde."
      • Arthurian Women: A Casebook.
      • Ed. Thelma Fenster.
      • New York: Garland,
      • 1996.
      • 41-58.
      • (Reprint New York: Routledge, 2001)
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • "Woman as Audience and Audience as Woman in the Medieval German Courtly Lyric."
      • Exemplaria
      • 6
      • .2
      • (1994)
      • :
      • 367-384.
      • A. Rasmussen.
      • "Representing Woman's Desire: Walther's Woman's Stanzas in 'ich hoere iu sô vil tugende jehen' (L43,9), 'under der linden' (L39,11) and 'Frô Welt' (L100,24)."
      • Women as Protagonists and Poets in the German Middle Ages: An Anthology of Feminist Approaches to Middle High German Literature.
      • Ed. A. Classen.
      • GAG 528,
      • Göppingen: Kümmerle,
      • 1991.
      • 69-85.
      • (Cited in Günther Schweikle, ed., Liedlyrik, vol. 2 of Walther von der Vogelweide, Werke. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1998, p. 634; Louise O. Vasvari, “L’usignuolo in gabbia: Popular tradition and Pornographic Parody in the Decameron,” Forum Italicum 28.2 (1994): 224- 52, here p. 235)
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      • Perkins 2-059
      • MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
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      • GRAD COLLOQUIUM
      • Allen 306
      • F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
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