Cara Tovey

Cara Tovey

PhD Candidate

cet0vey@gmail.com

Office: 5407

Academia.edu: https://berkeley.academia.edu/CaraTovey

Cara Tovey is a PhD student in German Literature with a Designated Emphasis in Film and Media. She received her BA in 2011 and MA in 2012, both in German Studies from the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include the confluence of early cinema and German literature with performance studies in the early 20th century. She is currently writing her dissertation titled Life as a Dance: Lebensreform and the Promise of an Alternative Modernity on dance as a metaphor for how to live one’s life in the Lebensreformbewegung from the late 19th century through WWI to the beginning of the Third Reich.

Publications

  • Book Review of “Das Leben ist eine Rutschbahn…” Albert Steinrück: Eine Biographie des Schauspielers, Malers und Bohemiens [1872-1929] by Margret Heymann; German Quarterly, Vol. 88, Issue 3, 2015
 
  • Comparative Book Review of The Counter-Cinema of the Berlin Schoolby Marco Abel and Christian Petzoldby Jaimey Fisher; Transit: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World, Vol. 9, Issue 2, 2014
 
  • “Baggage” Translation of “Gepäck” by Deniz Utlu in Das neue Deutschland. Migration and Diversity in Germany Todayedited by Özkan Ezli and Gisela Staupe; Transit: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2013-14

Recent Courses

"Concepts of Nature and Utopia"; "Life as a Work of Art"

Research Areas

20th Century German Literature, Film, and Dance; Performance Studies