Laurel Cohen received her Ph.D. from UCLA with a dissertation on literary studies in the GDR. Her current scholarship centers on memory politics and the ways that different histories in Germany have been and are being remembered. Her articles on the reevaluation of German wartime suffering, women and war, generational perspectives on the past, and the memory culture of eastern Germany have appeared in journals and anthologies such as The Forum for Modern Languages, The Germanic Review, and German Literature in a New Century: Trends, Traditions, Transformations, Transitions (2008). She is co-editor of the volumes Generational Shifts in Contemporary German Literature (with Susanne Vees-Gulani, 2010), and Victims and Perpetrators: 1933-1945 and Beyond. (Re)Presenting the Past in Post-Unification Culture (with Dagmar Wienroeder-Skinner, 2006). She is on the advisory board for Accent, Gettysburg College’s Online Undergraduate Journal for the Languages.


Laurel A. Cohen

Laurel A. Cohen
Professor, German

Phone: (717) 337 - 6882

Box: Campus Box 0398

Address: McKnight Hall
Room 16
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

PhD University of California, Los Angeles, 1990
MA University of Florida, 1982
BA University of Florida, 1979

Academic Focus:
Memory Studies, Women and War, East German Literature