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30th July 2010

Exeter Fellow discusses women warriors on BBC

Professor Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly, Exeter’s Fellow in German, appeared on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 this morning. Professor Watanabe-O’Kelly talked to presenter Jenni Murray about her new book, Beauty or Beast, which examines the figure of the woman-warrior in German literature from the Renaissance to the present.

She discussed the evolution of the woman-warrior figure through German history, its links to the development of Germany itself, and the influence this figure had on the theories of Freud.

You can listen to the programme on BBC iPlayer.

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