Regina Range

Regina  Range

Assistant Professor of German | German Language Program Director; Delta Phi Alpha Faculty Advisor

Office Hours

Tuesday, 2:00-3:00pm; Thursday 11:30-12:30, and by appointment




Dr. Range earned degrees in teaching German and English (I. Staatsexamen) from the Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, in 2006, and an MA in American Studies from the University of Iowa in 2008. She received her PhD in German from the University of Iowa in 2012.

She was Visiting Scholar at the Max Kade Institute at the University of Southern California during the spring semester of 2018. 


Research Interests

German-speaking émigré writers and film professionals, autobiographical writing, exile literature, film, and scriptwriting.

Dr. Range is currently working on a book project which focuses on the Austrian-Jewish artists: Gina Kaus, Salka Viertel, and Vicki Baum. The manuscript investigates their work and writings for the Hollywood film industry and analyses their impact on cultural production, discourses of gender, racial, sexual, and cultural identities as well as notions of belonging.

Dr. Range is also one of the co-organizers of the “Vienna in Hollywood –
The Influence and Impact of Austrians on the Hollywood Film Industry, 1920-2020s.” The symposium will take place in Los Angeles in the fall of 2021. The main conference locations will be the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and the University of Southern California. It is supported by the USC Libraries, USC’s Max Kade Institute for Swiss, Austrian and German Studies, in collaboration with the Austrian Consulate Los Angeles, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Selected Publications


Range, Regina and Stefan Bronner. “The Courage to Construct and Experiment: Initiatives in Updating the German Minor Program at Concordia University,”  Outreach Strategies and Innovative Teaching Approaches in Small German Program Building, edited by Gabi Eichmanns and Melissa Etzler, Routledge, forthcoming.

Range, Regina. “Writing, Translating, Adapting: A Path to Textuality? The Transformation of Exile Scriptwriter Gina Kaus,” Translation and Textuality, edited by Céline Sabiron and Catherine Chauvin, Presses Universitaires de Nancy, forthcoming.

—. “Tirol bleibt Tirol? Rewriting and Reimagining an Austrian Heimat from an Exile Perspective,” Journal of Austrian Studies, forthcoming.

Under Review

Range, Regina and Sam Wetzel. “Increasing Intercultural Competency: An Innovative Workshop Model to Promote Inter- and Cross-Cultural Competency amongst High School and University German Students,” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German.

Range, Regina. “Austrian Heimat-Horror in Ich seh, ich seh (Goodnight, Mommy),” The Austrian Uncanny in the New Millenium (forthcoming special issue). Austrian Studies Yearbook.

—. “Toni (1929): A Play where Gender Roles Take a Bullet”


Range, Regina. “The City of Angels through the Lens of Female Austrian-Jewish Exile Scriptwriters Vicki Baum, Gina Kaus, and Salka Viertel,” The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory, 2020, pp. 35-46.

Drewelow, I., Koronkiewicz, B., & Range, R. “Rethinking and Shifting Discourses and Practices of “Testing”: From Accuracy to Engagement with Situated Contexts,” Pathways to Paradigm Change: Critical Examinations of Prevailing Discourses and Ideologies in Second Language Education, edited by B. Dupuy & K. Michelson, Cengage, 2019, pp. 53-82.

Range, Regina. “Gina Kaus’ Film Scripts and Autobiography as a Site of the Everyday Life in Exile,” Yearbook of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies. Brill Rodopi, 16. 2015, pp. 1-19.

Book Chapters

Range, Regina. “Worlds, Words, and Womanhood: Gina Kaus and the Formation of Spiritual Homeland,” Spiritual Homelands, edited by I. Richard Cohen, Ascher Bienmann, and Sarah Wobick, deGruyter, 2020, 59-80.

Range, Regina. “In Search of the New Woman and the Best Mother: Unwanted Pregnancy in Gina Kaus’ Literary and Filmic Work,” Reproductive Rights Issues in Popular Media: International Perspectives, edited by Maierhofer, Waltraud, and Beth W. Capo. McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 2017, pp. 82-99.

—. “Gina Kaus’s Autobiography Von Wien nach Hollywood. Erinnerungen – Exile as Opportunity,” Feuchtwanger and Remigration, edited by Ian Wallace. (Feuchtwanger Studies 3.) Lang, 2013, pp. 1-20.

Range, Regina, Mary Bryant, and W. Maierhofer, “J. Barrows Mussey and his Translation of Feuchtwanger’s Wahn oder Der Teufel in Boston,” Feuchtwanger and Remigration, edited by Ian Wallace. (Feuchtwanger Studies 3.) Oxford, UK: Lang, 2013, pp. 67-81.

Reviews, Announcements and Newsletters

Range, Regina and Natalie Martz. “Conference: ‘German Art in Southern California – Southern California in German Art,’” The Newsletter of the International Feuchtwanger Society, vol. 28, December 2018, pp. 6-7.

Range, Regina. “Report on Reading of the Feuchtwanger Diaries at the Villa Aurora,” The Newsletter of the International Feuchtwanger Society, vol. 28, December 2018, pp. 8.

—. “Review of Gerd Gemünden: Continental Strangers: German Exile Cinema, 1933- 1951,” German Studies Review. 38.3, 2015, pp. 694-697.

In Progress

– current monograph project: The Forgotten Ones: Reinserting the German-Speaking Female Exile Experience in Hollywood History (1930s – 1950s)

– collaboration with Professor Gruber (Tennessee Tech University) on an edited volume on radical rudeness and rage as displayed in literature, film and public performances by female artists and activists in the German-speaking world

– article: “The Forgotten Female Contribution to the Forgotten Revolution – Uncovering the Women of the German November Revolution 1918/1919”

– Revision of two Digital Humanities Projects “Everyday Life of the ‘Anderen’ in the former GDR” (oral history project) and “Tracing the Transatlantic Careers and Connections of German-Speaking Exiles” (mapping project)

– submission of translation: Gustav Schröder’s Heimatlos auf hoher See