Olivia Landry’s research in contemporary German culture, film, and theater focuses on performance, the body, and transnational and LGBTQI narratives. Her first book manuscript, Movement and Performance in Berlin School Cinema, explores the contemporary film movement the Berlin School through a recalibration of the body, movement, spectacle, sensation, and spectatorship in cinema. Olivia’s second book project, Theater of Anger, examines the aesthetic, cultural, and political stakes of anger in contemporary transnational theater in Germany.
Olivia completed her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 2014. From 2014 to 2016, she was a Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. After that, Olivia spent a year at Stanford University as the William H. Bonsall Acting Assistant Professor of German. She has taught a wide range of courses in language, literature, film, and culture and is looking forward to her first semester teaching at Lehigh!