Barbara Vinken

Portrait Barbara Vinken
Barbara Vinken [© Kurt Rade]

is Full Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the LMU Munich since 2004. She writes for »WELT«, »DIE ZEIT«, and the »NZZ«. »Die deutsche Mutter. Der lange Schatten eines Mythos« [2007; tr: The German Mother: The Long Shadow of a Myth] probes the alleged incompatibility of motherhood and career. She has widely published about fashion [»Angezogen«, 2013; »Verkleiden«, 2023] and opera [»Diva«, 2023]. In 2018, she received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany for her achievements in literary and cultural studies.

Date: 2022