David L. Barry
B.A. Geography, San Francisco State University
M.A. Music, San Francisco State University
M.A. German, San Francisco State University
Topics include the semantics of the visual constructs in Sebald's Austerlitz, the significance of intertextuality in Heiner Müller's Germania Tod in Berlin, the implications of linguistic gender in German for gender relations in German society, and the influence of hypermedia and the computer on historical memory and its representation in literature.
A dissertation comprising a comparative analysis of the works of select East and West German authors with reference to the political realities of the Cold War period is projected.