Barbara C. Buenger

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Professor Emeritus

Phone: 608.263.2346


Office Number: 208 Elvehjem

Office Hours:
Monday 2:30-3:30, Wednesday 2:30-3:30 and by appointment


B.A. Vassar College, 1970
Ph.D. Columbia University, 1979

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Research and Teaching:

Twentieth-century European, nineteenth- and twentieth-century German, and modern women artists; Modern Italian art; Modern European artists and design

On Faculty since 1976.

Courses taught:

Related Resources:

Selected Publications:

Max Beckmann. Self Portrait in Words. Collected Writings and Statements, 1903-1950, editor and translator. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1997.

"Max Beckmann's 'Der Künstler im Staat' (1927) in Überbrückt: Ästhetische Moderne und Nationalsozialismus. Künsthistoriker und Künstler 1925-1937, ed. Eugen Blume and Dieter Scholz, Cologne: Walther König, 1999.

"Deconstructing Identity: Eva-Marie Schön's Origin of the Species" in Other Germanies: Questioning Identity in Women's Literature and Art, ed. Karen Jankowsky and Carla Love, Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.

"Wallenstein in Red" in Max Beckmann, ed. Sean Rainbird, London & New York, Tate Modern and Museum of Modern Art, 2003.

"From Frankfurt to Europe: Some Weimar Era Portraits," forthcoming in Of Truths Impossible to Put in Words: Max Beckmann Contextualized, ed. Rose-Carol Washton Long and Maria Makela, Munich: Peter Lang, 2007

"Dem Dritten Reich ins Gesicht Sehen:  Berlin 1933-1937" (Facing Up to the Third Reich:  Berlin 1933-1937) in Max Beckmann. Von Angesicht zu Angesicht, Museum der bildenden Kunste, Leipzig (2011)

“Some Portraits from Frankfurt’s Weimar Era,” in Maria Makela and Rose-Carol Washton Long, eds., Of Truths Impossible to Put in Words: Max Beckmann Contextualized (Munich: Peter Lang, 2009), 165-198.