I teach German cinema, German history and German language. My modules include 'Heimat' in the German Cinema; Weimar Film; The Historikerstreit and German Identity; Sex, Gender and Society in Modern… read more
German cinema, the concept of Heimat.
2018. Gender, Migration and Magical Naturalism in Edgar Reitz's Die andere Heimat (2013) German Life and Letters. (In Press.)
2012. '6 August 1984: Heimat celebrated as "European Requiem for the Little People"'. In: JENNIFER M. KAPCZYNSKI, ed., A New History of German Cinema Camden House. 483-489
PALFREYMAN, RACHEL, 2011. Beyond Borders and across Genre Boundaries: Critical Heimat in Stefan Ruzowitzky's The Inheritors. In: VON DASSANOWSKY, ROBERT and SPECK, OLIVER C., eds., New Austrian Film New York: Berghahn. 292-306
I teach German cinema, German history and German language. My modules include 'Heimat' in the German Cinema; Weimar Film; The Historikerstreit and German Identity; Sex, Gender and Society in Modern Germany; and Beginners' German Language. At MA level I also teach on the module Constructing Identities, and (for the Film Studies MA) I have also taught on and convened the module European Avant-Garde Cinemas.
Edgar Reitz's Heimat; the Heimat genre; terrorism in German cinema; the critical Heimat film
'The fourth generation: legacies of violence as quest for identity in post-unification terrorism films', in German Cinema since Unification ed. by David Clarke (London: continuum, 2006), pp. 11-42
Modern Times? German Literature and Arts Beyond Political Chronologies. Kontinuitäten der Kultur: 1925-1955, ed. by Gustav Frank, Rachel Palfreyman, Stefan Scherer (Bielefeld: Aisthesis, 2005)
'A Thoroughly Modern Auteur: Reconstructing Die freudlose Gasse/Constructing G. W. Pabst', in Modern Times? German Literature and Arts Beyond Political Chronologies. Kontinuitäten der Kultur: 1925-1955, pp. 335-52
'Green Strands on the Silver Screen? Heimat and Environment in the German Cinema', in The Culture of German Environmentalism: Anxieties, Visions, Realities ed. by Axel Goodbody (New York/Oxford: Berghahn, 2002), pp. 171-86
Elizabeth Boa and Rachel Palfreyman, Heimat - A German Dream: Regional Loyalties and National Identity in German Culture 1890-1990, Oxford: OUP, 2000
Edgar Reitz's Heimat: Histories, Traditions, Fictions, Oxford/Bern: Peter Lang, 2000
'Viewers and Villagers: Realism and Authenticity in Edgar Reitz's Heimat' in German Studies Towards the Millennium: CUTG Keele 1999, eds Chris Hall and David Rock, Oxford/Bern: Peter Lang, 2000, pp. 77-89
`Reflections of the `Heimat' Genre: Intertextual Reference in Reitz's Heimat', German Life and Letters, October 1997, 50: 4 (Women's Studies Special Number), pp. 529-43; reprinted in Littler, Margaret, ed., Gendering German Studies: New Perspectives on German Literature and Culture, Oxford: Blackwell, 1997