Faculty & Staff
|Ph.D., German Studies, Georgetown University
B.A., German, French, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University
Phone: (336) 334-9747
Fax: (336) 334-5358
Research/ Teaching Interests
- Twentieth- and twenty-first century German literature, film, and culture
- Literature of migration and postmigrant literature
- East German writing and culture and its afterlife
- Theories of space and place
- Globalization discourse
- Heimat discourse
- Language teaching and pedagogy
Brooke Kreitinger is originally from western North Dakota and grew up in Minnesota. After discovering a passion for foreign languages late in high school, she went on to college to major in German and French at the College of St. Benedict in the “Lake Wobegon” region of Minnesota. Brooke then spent two years in Austria teaching English as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant. Two years immersed in the German language (or rather Austrian dialects!) and Austrian culture compelled her to deepen her understanding of the German language, German-language literature and German-speaking cultures, so she began a Ph.D. program in German Studies at Georgetown University. Her research interests span diverse disciplines by looking at the intersection between literature and film and globalization discourse, with particular focus on representations of space, subjectivity, and cultural identity. Brooke’s interests also include language pedagogy and curriculum development. She strongly believes in the importance of foreign language learning and liberal arts education and therefore dedicates herself to motivating and working with students in and out of the classroom.
“The Spatial Imagination of Accelerated Globalization in Contemporary German-language Novels.” (2012)
“Voices of Late GDR Youth.” New German Review 21 (2005-2006): 6-20.