Ann Marie Rasmussen
Professor Emerita of Germanic Languages and Literature
joined the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) on January 1, 2015 as the John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies after having been a faculty member in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University in North Carolina for twenty-five years. I received my BA from the University of Oregon and PhD from Yale University, both in the field of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Areas of expertise are medieval studies, German studies, and gender studies; author of Mothers and Daughter in Medieval German Literature (1997); and coeditor of Medieval Woman’s Song (with Anne Klinck, 2002); Ladies, Whores, and Holy Women: A Sourcebook in Courtly, Religious, and Urban Cultures of Late Medieval Germany, with Introductory Essays (with Sarah Westphal-Wihl, 2010), and Visuality and Materiality in the Story of Tristan and Isolde (with Jutta Eming and Kathryn Starkey, 2012), as well as numerous essays and forthcoming monograph on medieval badges. My research treats medieval literature and culture from the twelfth century to the Reformation. In my publications I combine gender studies with a variety of other approaches, including manuscript studies, the anthropology of gift-giving, visuality studies, and, most recently, material culture.
Bridging Past and Present in German Studies: Two Workshops with Professor James A. Schultz (German, UCLA) awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012
Materiality and Visuality in the Story of Tristan and Isolde awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2007
Fragmentation and Difference: New Readings of Gottfried von Strassburg's Tristan und Isolde awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005
International, Interdisciplinary Conference: Beginnings and Endings of Modernity in German-Speaking Lands awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2004
Lecture series entitled, Gender and belief in early modern Europe: Cross-Cultural perspectives awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2003
Klinck, A. L., and A. M. Rasmussen. Medieval woman's song: Cross-cultural approaches. 2015, pp. 1–279.
Rasmussen, A., et al. Visuality and Materiality in the Story of Tristan and Isolde. Notre Dame Press, 2012.
Rasmussen, Ann Marie, and Sarah Westphal. Ladies, Whores, and Holy Women: A Reader in Gender and Class in Late Medieval German Texts. Medieval Institute of Western Michigan University, 2010.
Rasmussen, Ann Marie. Mothers and Daughters in Medieval German Literature. Syracuse University Press, 1997.
Rasmussen, A. “Moving beyond Sexuality in Medieval Sexual Badges.” From Beasts to Souls: Gender and Embodiment in Medieval Europe, edited by E Jane Burns and Peggy McCracken, Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2013, pp. 296–335.
Rasmussen, A. “Reprint of: Moving Beyond Sexuality in Medieval Sexual Badges.” Nahrung, Notdurft, Obszönität, edited by A. Grafetstaetter, University of Bamberg Press, 2013.
Rasmussen, A. “Reading in Nuremberg’s Fifteenth-Century Carnival Plays.” Literary Studies and the Question of Reading, edited by Richard Benson et al., Camden House, 2012, pp. 106–29.
Rasmussen, A. “Problematizing Medieval Misogyny: Aristotle and Phyllis in the German Tradition.” Verstellung Und Betrug Im Mittelalter Und in Der Mittelalterlichen Literatur, edited by Mathias Meyer et al., 2012.
Rasmussen, A. “Wanderlust: Gift Exchange, Sex, And The Meanings Of Mobility.” ’Liebe Schenken‘: Liebesgaben in Der Literatur Des Mittelalters Und Der Frühen Neuzeit, edited by Margreth Egidi et al., Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2012, pp. 219–29.
Rasmussen, A. M. “Reading in Nuremberg's fifteenth-century carnival plays.” Literary Studies and the Pursuits of Reading, 2010, pp. 68–83.
Rasmussen, A. M. “Hadamar von Laber.” Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, edited by Robert Bjork, 2010.
Rasmussen, A. M. “Das Liederbuch der Klara Hätzlerin.” Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, edited by Robert Bjork, 2010.
Rasmussen, A. M. “Mai und Beaflor.” Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, edited by Robert Bjork, 2010.
Rasmussen, A. M. “Die Minneburg.” Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, edited by Robert Bjork, 2010.
Rasmussen, Ann Marie. “Dorothea Klein, ed., Das mittelalterliche Tanzlied (1100–1300): Lieder zum Tanz—Tanz im Lied. (Würzburger Beiträge zur deutschen Philologie 37.) Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012. Pp. xiii, 265; musical examples. €29.80. ISBN: 978-3-8260-5066-4.” Speculum, vol. 89, no. 3, University of Chicago Press, July 2014, pp. 792–93. Crossref, doi:10.1017/s0038713414001092. Full Text
Rasmussen, Ann Marie. “Jens Haustein and Franz Körndle, eds., Die “Jenaer Liederhandschrift”: Codex—Geschichte—Umfeld. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2010. Pp. x, 287. $196. ISBN: 9783110218961.” Speculum, vol. 88, no. 2, University of Chicago Press, Apr. 2013, pp. 521–23. Crossref, doi:10.1017/s0038713413001474. Full Text
Madden, H., and A. M. Rasmussen. “Hiding in plain sight : Print literary histories in the digital age.” College and Research Libraries News, vol. 74, no. 3, Jan. 2013, pp. 140–43. Scopus, doi:10.5860/crln.74.3.8916. Full Text
Rasmussen, A. “Siegfried the Dragonslayer Meets the Web: Using Digital Media for Developing Historical Awareness and Advanced Language and Critical Thinking Skills.” Die Unterrichtspraxis, vol. 44.1, 2011, pp. 105–14. Open Access Copy
Classen, A., et al. “The role of translation in German studies: With a medieval perspective.” German Quarterly, vol. 82, no. 1, Dec. 2009, pp. 1–4. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1756-1183.2009.00035.x. Full Text
Rasmussen, Ann Marie. “Trauer und Identität: Inszenierungen von Emotionen in der deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters. Elke Koch.” Speculum, vol. 84, no. 2, University of Chicago Press, Apr. 2009, pp. 462–64. Crossref, doi:10.1017/s0038713400018510. Full Text
Rasmussen, A. M. Wandering Genitalia: Sexuality and the Body in German Culture between the Late Middle Ages and Early Modernity. Edited by King S College London Medieval Series, Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies, King’s College London, 2009.
Rasmussen, A. “Falsche Freunde.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2009, pp. N5–N5.
Rasmussen, Ann Marie. ““War die Jungfrau wirklich in Nöten: Neue Forschungen zur Rolle der Frau im Mittelalter.” Merkur: Zeitschrift Fuer Europaeisches Denken, vol. 63, 2009, pp. 627–33.