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Professor Emerita of German Studies
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Lilly Hall B03
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A., B.A., Middlebury College
Gertraud Gutzmann comes from Eastern Pomerania, an area that became part of Poland after 1945. She received her secondary education in East Germany; since 1960, she has lived in the United States. At Smith College, Gutzmann has taught (since 1974) a wide range of German language and literature courses. She has also taught courses on 20th-century German-speaking women writers, women in the Third Reich, as well as a course on the history and literature of the two Germanies since 1945. Her scholarly interests encompass 19th-century literature and politics and literature in the 20th century, in particular artistic responses to the experience of exile (1933-47), a subject matter of most of her publications, especially those on Anna Seghers.