Watanabe-O’Kelly, Helen



Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly is Professor of German Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. Besides Beauty or Beast?, featured in her Rorotoko interview, her books include Melancholie und die melancholische Landschaft (1978), Triumphal Shews. Tournaments at German-Speaking Courts in their European Context 1560-1730 (1992), and Court Culture in Dresden from Renaissance to Baroque (2002). She is also the editor of The Cambridge History of German Literature (1997), co-editor of Spectaculum Europaeum. Theatre and Spectacle in Europe, (1580-1750) (with Pierre Béhar, 1999) and of Europa Triumphans. Court and Civic Festivals in Early Modern Europe (with J.R. Mulryne and Margaret Shewring, 2004).

On Rorotoko:

On her book Beauty or Beast? The Woman Warrior in the German Imagination from the Renaissance to the Present
(Our Cover Feature of December 21, 2010)