Drs. Kyle Frackman and Faye Stewart have assembled an all-star team of WiGgies for their edited volume Gender and Sexuality in East German Film: Intimacy and Alienation with Boydell & Brewer. This exciting project is the first scholarly collection in English or German to fully address the treatment of gender and sexuality in the productions of DEFA across genres and in social, political, and cultural context. Check out the table of contents below. Congratulations to the editors and contributors!


Introduction: Sex and Socialism in East German Cinema – Kyle Frackman and Faye Stewart
Hypnagogic Mothers: Gender, Amateur Film Labor, and the Transmissive Materiality of the Maternal Body – John Lessard
Powerless Heroines: Gender and Agency in DEFA Films of the 1960s and 1970s – Henning Wrage
Jutta Hoffmann and the Dialectics of Happiness: A Socialist Star in Close-Up – Victoria I. Rizo Lenshyn
Who Is the “Third”? Homosociality and Queer Desire in Der Dritte – Faye Stewart
Volatile Intimacies and Queer Polyamory in GDR Film – Evan Torner
Interracial Romance, Taboo, and Desire in the Eastern Counter-Western Blutsbrüder – Heidi Denzel de Tirado
The Desire to Be Desired? Solo Sunny as Socialist Woman’s Film – Larson Powell
Ambivalent Sexism: Gender, Space, Nation, and Renunciation in Unser kurzes Leben – Muriel Cormican
Dealing with Cancer, Dealing with Love: Gender, Relationships, and the GDR Medical System in Lothar Warneke’s Die Beunruhigung – Sonja Klocke
Reimagining Woman: The Early Shorts of Helke Misselwitz – Reinhild Steingröver
Shame and Love: East German Homosexuality Goes to the Movies – Kyle Frackman
Gendered Spectacle: The Liberated Gaze in the DEFA Film Der Strass – Jennifer L. Creech and Sebastian Heiduschke