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Jörg Kreienbrock
Associate Professor

2-103 Crowe
1860 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-2203
847-491-8294
j-kreienbrock@northwestern.edu

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Jörg Kreienbrock studied German Literature, Comparative Literature and Philosophy at the University of Bielefeld and the Freie Universität Berlin. He received his Ph.D. in 2005 from the Department of German at New York University with a dissertation thesis examining representations of the small and minute in the prose works of Robert Walser. From 2005 to 2006 he held a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies at Emory University. In 2006 he joined the German Department of Northwestern University as Assistant Professor.

His research and teaching interests include German literature from the 18th to the 21st century with an emphasis on literary theory, contemporary literature, and popular culture. Professor Kreienbrock is the author of two books: Kleiner. Feiner. Leichter: Nuancierungen zum Werk Robert Walsers, Berlin, Zurich: Diaphanes 2010. And Malicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature, New York: Fordham University Press 2012.

Recent publications include: “Von Räumen, Säumen und Grenzen: Konzeptualisierungen der Grenze zwischen Jacob Grimm, Friedrich Ratzel und Carl Schmitt,” in: Zeitschrift für Deutsche Philologie, Vol. 129, (2010) Special Edition, Grenzen im Raum – Grenzen in der Literatur, ed. by Eva Geulen, Stefan Kraft; “Das Lauern der Objekte: Schreibszenen bei Jean Paul und Friedrich Theodor Vischer,” in Zeitschrift für deutsche Philologie, Vol. 129, No. 4 (2010), “Nuancierte Wörter aus der Fremde: Der Begriff der Nuance in Hofmannsthals Der Schwierige,” in Martin Liebscher et.al. (eds.), The Nameable and the Unnameable: Hofmannsthal’s ‘Der Schwierige’ in Context, München: Iudicium 2011; “Merk’s, Merk’s. Aufmerksamkeit als Medium experimenteller Wahrnehmung in Barthold Heinrich Brockes’ ‘Irdisches Vergnügen in Gott’,” in Michael Gamper, Martina Wernli, Jörg Zimmer (eds.), Vielerlei Versuche sind’s, durch welche Kunst entsteht: Experiment und Literatur 1580-1790. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2009.

 

 



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