Schulte-Sasse specializes in film and cultural studies, German literature and the analysis of American political discourse. She teaches 18th and 20th century literature, cinema studies and is interested in the history and use of propaganda, rhetoric and film. She focuses on the German cinema, particularly during the era of National Socialism. Her book, Entertaining the Third Reich: Illusions of Wholeness in Nazi Cinema, examines Nazi films as movies containing propaganda, comparing them with classical Hollywood cinema. Schulte-Sasse also has written opinion pieces on Hollywood films and other issues for the Scripps-Howard News Service and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. EDUCATION: B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Minnesota Schulte-Sasse has been teaching at Macalester since 1984.
'Living On' in the American Press: Ruth Kluger's Still Alive and Its Challenge to a Cherished Holocaust Paradigm, German Studies Review (2004)
Richard Wagner, Fritz Lang, and the Nibelungen: The Dramaturgy of Disavowal (Book Review), The German Quarterly (2002)
Film and Politics in the Weimar Republic (with Tom Plummer) (1982)
Contributions to Books
Vive la différence: Gunther von Hagens and his Maligned Copycats, Controversial bodies : thoughts on the public display of plastinated corpses (2011)
Courtier, Vampire, or Vermin? Jew Suess's Contradictory Effort to Render the 'Jew' Other, Perspectives on German Cinema (1996)
Leni Riefenstahl's Feature Films and the Question of a Fascist Aesthetic, Framing the past : the historiography of German cinema and television (1992)