Note (Spring 2018): Professor Schulte-Sasse is currently directing the Macalester German Study Abroad program. During this time, Professor Kiarina Kordela is the Acting Chair of German & Russian Studies department.
Linda Schulte-Sasse, Department Chair, teaches in Cultural Studies as well as German Studies. Her areas of specialization include German and American film, German literature, and the analysis of American political discourse. She teaches in the cinema studies (most recently Nazi Cinema and Film and the Fantastic), eighteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, and the German language. In 1996 Duke University Press published her book Entertaining the Third Reich: Illusions of Wholeness in Nazi Cinema. The book, which appeared in the series “Post-Contemporary Interventions” edited by Stanley Fish and Fredric Jameson, was named one of the outstanding scholarly works of 1997 by CHOICE. Her recent work has been on love letters written to Adolf Hitler; moreover, she is completing a monograph on Italian director Dario Argento. She also likes journalistic writing, and publishes occasionally for Scripps-Howard News Service or for the Star-Tribune.