Prof. Dr. Bettina Friedl
Bettina Friedl is Professor emerita of American Literature and Culture at Hamburg University. She received her doctorate (English) from Heidelberg University and her habilitation (American Studies) from Tübingen University. She taught at the universities of Heidelberg, Mainz-Germersheim, Mannheim, Tübingen, Stuttgart, and Greifswald. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Yale University in 1973–1974. As an American Studies Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, she was a Fellow at the Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute of Harvard University in 1983–1984. In 1996 and again in 2002, she taught as a Visiting Professor at Smith College. As a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the History of American Civilization, she spent 2001–2002 at Harvard University. Bettina Friedl’s earlier presentations and publications focused on American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. In the past two decades, her research interests shifted towards documentary film, to aspects of visual culture, and particularly to dress and fashion art.
Prof. Friedl is retired since 2005.