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Katherine Roper  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. History, Stanford UniversityUniversity, Palo Alto, California,, 1968
    Dissertation: Through the Looking Glass of Erich Kästner: Culture and Crisis in Germany (Dissertation Directed by Prof. Gordon A. Craig).
  • M. A. History,, Stanford UniversityStanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1963
  • B. A. summa cum laude History, University of California at Berkeley, 1962

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor of History - Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, California (1969 - Present)
  • Lecturer in History - San Francisco State College (now University), San Francisco (1968 - 1969)
  • Lecturer in History - San Jose State College (now University), San Jose, California (1966 - 1967)

Awards:

  • Professor of the Year - Saint Mary's College (1998)
  • DeSales Perez Award for Excellence in Teaching Collegiate Seminar - Saint Mary's College (1998)
  • Jean Baptiste De la Salle Award - (1988)
    given annually by the Saint Mary's College Alumni Association "...in recognition for teaching excellence."
  • Phi Beta Kappa - University of California at Berkeley (1961)

Fellowships:

  • Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship - (1966)
  • Fullbright Fellowship - (1965)
    (declined)
  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship - (1962)

Grants:

  • DAAD Grant - DAAD (1996)
    For Two Months' Research Trip to Germany,
  • National Endowment for Humanities Summer Seminar Stipend - (1994)
  • National Endowment for Humanities Summer Stipend - (1970)
  • DAAD grant for dissertation research - DAAD (1965)

Honor:

  • Visiting Scholar - Berlin Historical Commission (1981)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Early History of German Studies Assn. Roper, Katherine (paper, panel or forum member, panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    The German Studies Association
    (September 2011)
  • "Dr. Mabuse: Interactions between Screen, Audience, and German Streets". Roper, Katherine
    German Studies Association
    (October 10, 2009)
  • Mobilizing Crowds in Weimar Film and Society. Roper, Katherine
    Conference on New Research and Writing in Modern German History, University of California, Berkeley
    (February 27, 2004)
  • Emil und die Detektive: Lessons for Weimar Germany?. Roper, Katherine
    The Sydney German Studies Symposium 2002: Kästner Debatte: Kritische Positionen zu einem kontroversen Autor, Sydney, Australia
    (July 25, 2002)
  • Confronting the Past: Lessons and Legacies. Roper, Katherine
    Professor-of-the-Year Address, Saint Mary's College
    (April 29, 1999)
  • Film and Memory: Fridericus Phenomena in Weimar Germany. Roper, Katherine
    Colloquium: "Memory Work in Germany", University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    (December 1998)
  • Fridericus Films in Weimar Culture: The Hero and National Memory. Roper, Katherine
    Conference of the German Studies Association, Salt Lake city, UT
    (October 1998)
  • Looking for the German Revolution in Weimar Films. Roper, Katherine
    Conference of the German Studies Association, Seattle, Washington
    (October 1996)
  • Revolutionary Crowds in Weimar Films. Roper, Katherine
    Ninth Hollins Colloquium on German Film, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia
    (March 1996)
  • Moilizations of the Crowd in Films of the Early 1930s. Roper, Katherine
    Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois
    (September 1995)
  • Imagining Germanness: Novels of the Kaiserzeit. Roper, Katherine
    Research Colloquium on German National Identity, 1890-1990 (Sponsored by the DAAD), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
    (May 07, 1992)
  • A Fictional Quest for the Berliner. Roper, Katherine
    Conference of the German Studies Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    (October 1986)
  • In Search of the Bohemian: Self-images of Berlin Literati. Roper, Katherine
    Annual Conference, German Studies Association, Washington, D.C.
    (October 1985)
  • The Urban Aristocracy in Novels of Imperial Berlin: A Crisis of Honor and Means. Roper, Katherine
    Annual Conference, German Studies Association, Denver, Colorado
    (October 1984)
  • The Struggle for Existence: Social Criticism in Novels of Imperial Berlin. Roper, Katherine
    Conference of the German Studies Association, Stanford University
    (October 1979)
  • The Portrayal of Women in Novels of Imperial Berlin. Roper, Katherine
    Annual Conference, Western Association of Women Historians
    (April 1979)

Selected Presentations

  • "Dr. Mabuse: Interactions between Screen, Audience, and German Streets". Roper, Katherine
    German Studies Association
    (October 10, 2009)
  • Mobilizing Crowds in Weimar Film and Society. Roper, Katherine
    Conference on New Research and Writing in Modern German History, University of California, Berkeley
    (February 27, 2004)
  • Emil und die Detektive: Lessons for Weimar Germany?. Roper, Katherine
    The Sydney German Studies Symposium 2002: Kästner Debatte: Kritische Positionen zu einem kontroversen Autor, Sydney, Australia
    (July 25, 2002)
  • Confronting the Past: Lessons and Legacies. Roper, Katherine
    Professor-of-the-Year Address, Saint Mary's College
    (April 29, 1999)
  • Film and Memory: Fridericus Phenomena in Weimar Germany. Roper, Katherine
    Colloquium: "Memory Work in Germany", University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    (December 1998)
  • Fridericus Films in Weimar Culture: The Hero and National Memory. Roper, Katherine
    Conference of the German Studies Association, Salt Lake city, UT
    (October 1998)
  • Looking for the German Revolution in Weimar Films. Roper, Katherine
    Conference of the German Studies Association, Seattle, Washington
    (October 1996)
  • Revolutionary Crowds in Weimar Films. Roper, Katherine
    Ninth Hollins Colloquium on German Film, Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia
    (March 1996)
  • Moilizations of the Crowd in Films of the Early 1930s. Roper, Katherine
    Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Chicago, Illinois
    (September 1995)
  • Imagining Germanness: Novels of the Kaiserzeit. Roper, Katherine
    Research Colloquium on German National Identity, 1890-1990 (Sponsored by the DAAD), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.
    (May 07, 1992)
  • A Fictional Quest for the Berliner. Roper, Katherine
    Conference of the German Studies Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico
    (October 1986)
  • In Search of the Bohemian: Self-images of Berlin Literati. Roper, Katherine
    Annual Conference, German Studies Association, Washington, D.C.
    (October 1985)
  • The Urban Aristocracy in Novels of Imperial Berlin: A Crisis of Honor and Means. Roper, Katherine
    Annual Conference, German Studies Association, Denver, Colorado
    (October 1984)
  • The Struggle for Existence: Social Criticism in Novels of Imperial Berlin. Roper, Katherine
    Conference of the German Studies Association, Stanford University
    (October 1979)
  • The Portrayal of Women in Novels of Imperial Berlin. Roper, Katherine
    Annual Conference, Western Association of Women Historians
    (April 1979)

Publications:

  • Roper, Katherine. "Fridericus Films in Weimar Culture: The Hero and National Memory." German Studies Review 26.3 (2003)
  • Roper, Katherine. "Emil und die Detektive: Lektionen für die Weimarer Republik?." (2003)
  • Roper, Katherine. "1848 in the Early Novels of Friedrich Spielhagen: The Making of a German Democrat." Studies Review 23.3 (2000)
  • Roper, Katherine. "Looking for the German Revolution in Weimar Films." Central European History 31.1 & 2 (1998)
  • Roper, Katherine. "The Founding Years (Gründerjahre)." Encyclopedia of the History of Modern Germany (1998)
  • Roper, Katherine and Hardin, James. "Friedrich Spielhagen." Nineteenth-Century German Writers, 1841-1900 (1993)
  • Roper, Katherine. "Imagining the German Capital: Berlin Writers in the Two Unification Eras." 1870/71--1989/90: German Unifications and the Change of Literary Discourse (1993)
  • Roper, Katherine. "Karl Gutzkow." Nineteenth-Century German Writers to 1840 (1993)
  • Roper, Katherine. German Encounters with Modernity: Novels of Imperial Berlin. New Jersey: Humanities Press, 1991.
  • Roper, Katherine. "In Search of the German Revolution: Novels of Imperial Berlin." Fact and Fiction: German History and Literature, 1848-1924 (1990)
  • Roper, Katherine. "Articles on Erich Kästner and Erich Maria Remarque." Biographical Dictionary of Modern Peace Leaders (1985)
  • Roper, Katherine. "Conrad Alberti's Kampf ums Dasein: The Writer in Imperial Berlin." German Studies Review 7.1 (1984)
  • Roper, Katherine. "Images of German Youth in Weimar Novels." Journal of Contemporary History 13.3 (1978)
  • Roper, Katherine. Mobilizations of the Crowd in Weimar Film and Society.
  • Roper, Katherine. "Emil und die Detektive as Novel and Film in Weimar Culture."
  • Roper, Katherine. "Book reviews." American Historical Review, Central European History, German Studies Review
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