Research Areas

Film Studies; The German Occupation of France and the French Resistance 1940-44; 20th Century European Literature, Culture, and Film; 20th Century Issues in Theater; Playwriting 


PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

A.B., Harvard and Radcliffe 


Inez Hedges

Inez Hedges

Inez Hedges

Inez Hedges

Inez Hedges recently turned to playwriting as a creative outlet for her research on 20th Century Europe. She enjoys working with directors and actors to bring difficult issues before audiences in ways that both entertain and inform.  Her previous plays have dealt with the French Shoah and the French resistance to Nazi occupation.

Current Projects

My project is the production of a full-length two-act play called “Kafka in Palestine.” In time, it moves between the early 20th Century (the dream of Franz Kafka and his sister Ottla to move to Palestine) and the present (the visit of a young woman, perhaps a descendant of the Kafka family, to today’s Israel and the Palestinian territories). 

Representative Publications


World Cinema and Cultural Memory 

Framing Faust: 20th Century Cultural Struggles