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Astrid Oesmann specializes in modern theatre, critical theory, 20th-century visual culture, and philosophy of history. She has published on Brecht, Walter Benjamin, and Siegfired Kracauer, on film theory, and on performance studies. She is the author of "Staging History: Brecht's Social Concepts of Idealogy" (SUNY Press, 2005). Currently she is completing a book on "Masks, Politics, and the European Avant-garde," which examines the use of masks in theatre and theory during the historical and social crises of the early 20th-century. Oesmann is a member of the editorial board of the 'Brecht Yearbook,' published by the International Brecht Society. For more information contact the German Studies Department (email@example.com) or 713/348-4868.