Rebecca Rovit

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Florida State University
Primary office:
785-864-6295
317 Murphy Hall


Professor Rovit is a specialist in German theater with particular attention to the post-War legacy and the Holocaust.

Teaching interests: Script Analysis; Theatre Historiography. Special Topics in Modern European Drama, specifically German; The New Beginning: German Theatre trends,1945-1949; Jewish Artistic production in Nazi Germany; Theatre and Genocide.
 
Research interests: The cultural heritage of the Holocaust (1933-1945), including art produced by prisoner-artists in situ and the role of the performing arts under duress: within Nazi Germany, and in ghetto and camp settings. Theatre and Trauma Studies. Rebuilding the cultural landscape, post WWII Germany.

Calendar of the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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