Faye Stewart

Faye Stewart (pronouns: she/her/hers in English and sie/ihr in German) is Associate Professor of German Studies and cross-appointed faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Her teaching and research interests include East German visual culture, refugees and citizenship, Black German belonging, Islam in Europe, debates about capital punishment, the fiction of Antje Rávik Strubel, and queer transnational cinema. She belongs to the Grenzenlos Deutsch collective, which has created an open-access beginning German curriculum.

There are 8 included publications by Faye Stewart :

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Der Frauenkrimi: Women’s Crime Writing in German 2016 12 Towards the end of the twentieth century, the shelves of German bookstores began to fill up with a popular new subgenre of crime novel written by, about and for women: it was aptly dubbed the Frauenkrimi (women's crime novel). The robust male investi...
Dialogues with tradition: Feminist-queer encounters in German crime stories at the turn of the twenty-first century 2011 56 Pieke Biermann’s feminist crime collection Mit Zorn, Charme, und Methode (1992) and Lisa Kuppler’s gay and lesbian anthology Queer Crime (2002) engage in a common project, the rewriting of a popular genre to give voice to previously marginalized iden...
Filming faith and desire: Encoding and decoding identities in Angelina Maccarone’s Fremde Haut 2014 22 Angelina Maccarone's 2005 feature film Fremde Haut dramatizes the perceived incoherence between homosexuality and Islam through visual iconographies of desire and faith. This article studies the film's protagonist Fariba, an Iranian refugee seeking a...
Mother sleuth and the queer kid: Decoding sexual identities in Maria Gronau’s detective novels 2007 13 Why should we study lesbian detective novels? Their storylines are, in many respects, much like those of other detective narratives: set in motion by a serious crime, often involving a corpse, the plots follow the investigation of the crime and concl...
‘Nicht so schnell!’: Female sexuality and socialism in DEFA youth films 2017 15 Female sexuality in DEFA youth films comprises the two distinct yet intertwined paradigms of purity and promiscuity. In this article, I examine these two archetypes in conjunction in order to reveal their ideological significance within wider nationa...
Of herrings red and lavender: Reading crime and identity in queer detective fiction 2009 31 Why study queer detective novels? This question is answered through an examination of the similarities between the tasks of solving crime and decoding sexual identity. Diverse modes of code reading employed in detective narratives are untangled, expo...
Queer approaches 2018 20 Queer methodologies have opened up myriad avenues of productive scholarly inquiry into literature and culture, thanks to the fluidity of the very word queer. Scholars face the challenge of redefining and retheorizing queerness in each new cultural or...
Women of DEFA: Gender, Labor, and Precarity in (Post)Socialist Cinema 2018 19 This study traces shared national narratives about women, work, and precarity in films made by East German women directors in the state-run DEFA studios before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A comparative analysis of Evelyn Schmidt’s Das Fahr...