Angela Flury

Writer, scholar, speaker & educator, USA

01.06.2016   - 31.08.2016

Angela Flury is a writer, scholar, speaker and educator interested in the history of the novel, genre fiction, world literature, translation studies, visual studies and cinematic narratives.

She received her Ph.D. in comparative literature (with emphases on critical theory and gender studies) from the University of California, Davis, USA, and is currently an associate professor in the English department at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA.

Photos courtesy Zack Soltes

Flury’s teaching has explored the relation between literature, women, and fashion; as well as representations of the theme of the “femme fatale” in visual culture, cinema and history.

Angela Flury has translated excerpts from works by Christa Wolf, and writes for the academic magazine “Reconstruction – Studies in Contemporary Culture” where she has edited a special issue (11.1) “Multilingual Realities in Translation.” Her article “Women in Pink,” co-authored with Dr. Susan Kaiser, appeared in Zeitschrift für Semiotik, in the 2005 fall issue “The Semiotics of Clothing.”

At SomoS, Angela Flury stayed 2016/17/18 as part of SomoS Art House Visiting Researchers Program, devoting her time and energy to the preparation of her academic courses, and to her creative writing. Flury’s novel-in-progress “Berlin Cards & Crimes” takes up themes such as translation, and the multilingual world we live in, representations of translation in literature, the loosely defined genre of the Berlin novel and literary notions of space, a meta-interpretation of the creative process itself, as well as a pastiche of spy fiction and crime fiction—themes which Angela Flury has previously interpreted and analyzed in academic contexts through courses and published essays.

Angela Flury DePauw University Profile