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, 1920-2020.” The symposium will take place in Los Angeles in the fall of 2020. 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. “The City of Angels through the Lens of Female Austrian-Jewish Exile Scriptwriters Vicki Baum, Gina Kaus, and Salka Viertel” (forthcoming)
  • —. “Toni (1929): A Play where Gender Roles Take a Bullet.” (submitted)
  • —. Tirol bleibt Tirol? Rewriting and Reimagining an Austrian Heimat from an Exile Perspective” (submitted)
  • —. Proposal for volume Outreach Strategies and Innovative Teaching Approaches in Small German Program Building. With Stefan Bronner: “Initiatives Taken to Grow and Update a German Minor Program” (submitted)
  • Drewelow, Isabelle, Bryan Koronkiewicz, and Regina Range: “Rethinking and Shifting Discourses and Practices of “Testing” – From Accuracy to Engagement with Situated Contexts.” In: Pathways to Paradigm Change: Critical Examinations of Prevailing Discourses and Ideologies in Second Language Education. (forthcoming)
  • Range, Regina and Samantha Wetzel: “Increasing Cross-Cultural Competency: How to Implement a Workshop on German Business Culture” (under review)
  • Range, Regina. “Writing, Translating, Transposing, Adapting – A Path to Textuality? The Transformation of the Exile Gina Kaus.” Translation and Textuality. Presses Universitaires de Nancy. (forthcoming)
  • —. “Realms of Exile: Gina Kaus’ Migration of Worlds, Words and Womanhood,” Spiritual Homelands—Wahlheimat—Elective Exiles. (forthcoming)
  • — “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. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2017. 82-99.
  • —. “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. Amsterdam: Brill Rodopi, 2015. 1-19.
  • —. “Review of Gerd Gemünden: Continental Strangers: German Exile Cinema, 1933- 1951.” Columbia German Studies Review. 38.3, 2015. 694-697.
  • —. “Gina Kaus’s Autobiography Von Wien nach Erinnerungen – Exile as Opportunity” Feuchtwanger and Remigration, edited by Ian Wallace. (Feuchtwanger Studies 3.) Oxford, UK: Lang, 2013. 1-20.
  • Range, Regina, Mary Bryant, and Waltraud 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. 67-81.