Bess Dawson Contreras

  • Assistant Professor
  • Folklore & Mythology
  • German Studies
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
1005 Patterson Office Tower
257-3387
Research Interests:
Education

Ph.D. Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A., Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A., German, Davidson College

 

Additional

Program Director, Kentucky Institute for Interational Studies (KIIS) Summer Program in Munich, Germany

Selected Publications: 

“Das große Spiel,” Directory of World Cinema: Germany. Ed. Michelle Langford. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014: 62-63.

“Sport Film,” with Michelle Langford and Victoria Rizo Lenshyn. Directory of World Cinema: Germany. Ed. Michelle Langford. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014: 40-52.

“Quest for the Aryan Athlete: Riefenstahl and the Olympia-n Influence,” XIII Congress of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport and XII Congress of the Brazilian Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Gama Filho, 2014.

“‘Death is more heroic on the soccer field…’: The Cult of Athletics in Melchior Vischer’s Soccer Players and Indians,” in Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature XXVII:1, Fall 2009/Winter 2010: 1-21.

 

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