Dr. Jennifer Askey
Coordinator: Academic Program Support
Contact InformationEmail: email@example.com
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5528
Office Location: RCE 114
Ph.D., Germanic Languages and Literatures, May 2003. Washington University in St. Louis.
Dissertation: “Reading as Women, Reading as Patriots: Nationalism, popular literature, and girls’
education in Wilhelminian Germany”
Dissertation Director: Dr. C. Lynne Tatlock
M.A., Germanic Languages and Literatures, May 1996. Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. magna cum laude, Political Economy and German, May 1993. Newcomb College, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
Universität Hamburg, Germany. Tulane University Junior Year Abroad
“Der Zauberer der Smaragdenstadt: a Parallel Oz in the Eastern Bloc” Forthcoming in The Lion and the Unicorn, Johns Hopkins UP.
“Nursing and Care-taking in Stories for Girls: a Feminist Analysis of Conservative Youth Literature.”
in New Feminist Criticism: German Women Writers of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Eds. Anna Richards and Helen Fronius, at Legenda, 2011.
“A Library for Girls: Publisher Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn and the Novels of Brigitte Augusti.” in Publishing Culture and the "Reading Nation": German Book History in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Lynne Tatlock, Camden House, June 2010. Pp. 155-178
“The National Family: Allegory and Femininity in a Festspiel from 1880.” Women in German Yearbook 24 (2008), 49-70.
“Growing into a Nation: Queen Luise and the Lessons of Nationalism in Adolescent Fiction for Girls” in Women Against Napoleon, Eds. Waltraud Maierhofer and Gertrud Roesch. Campus Verlag, 2007. 265-280
“‛Von dir hätte ich nur lernen können’, The nineteenth-century Luisencult and Literature for Young Women.” Colloquia Germanica 39.3/4 (2006), 317-337.
“I Read it Secretly: Clara Viebig’s Struggle with Naturalism.” Excavatio. 15.3-4 (2001), 120-133.
“Authority and Community in Theodor Storm’s Draußen im Heidedorf. Examining the Narrator and the Sexton.” Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies. 35.1 (1999), 23-37.
Maurer, Katrin. Discursive Interaction. Literary Realism and Academic Historiography in Nineteenth-Century Germany. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2006. The German Quarterly, 81.2 (2008), 228-229.
“Narrating War for Boys and Girls: the Historical Novels of Brigitte Augusti and Oskar Höcker.” In progress.
Good Girls, Good Germans: Girls’ Educaiton and Emotional Nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany. Under consideration at Camden House. Based upon research used in my dissertation, this monograph contextualizes girls' education and popular literature within the discourses of nationalism, pedagogy, and gender roles in the nineteenth century. Through close readings of literary texts against the backdrop of the nationalist pedagogical literature and theory that informed them, I demonstrate that the nationalism of the Wilhelminian era was gendered and that women and girls were encouraged to practice an emotional nationalism which aligned their hearts with the military and cultural priorities of the Prussian state.
• Editor, The Sophie Journal, current (currently transitioning from sophie.byu.edu to a Digital Commons journal)
• Book Review Editor, German and Russian Literature, Studies in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature, 2005-2011
• Reviewer, Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies, current
• Reviewer, Girlhood Studies, current
“The Sophie Journal—A Case Study,” at Women in German Conference, Augusta, Michigan, October 2011 (upcoming)
“Maxim Biller: Location, Location, Location” at Northeast Modern Language Association annual convention, Montreal, Quebec. April 2010
"Translating Oz: Charting the German Reading Market's Interest in Der Zauberer der Smaragdenstadt" at Recreating Oz Conference at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, October 2009.
“Oskar Höcker and Brigitte Augusti: Writing the National Community for Boys and Girls” at the German Studies Association conference, St. Paul, MN, October 2008.
“Mädchenliteratur and Women Writers: Feminist Analysis of a Conservative Genre” at Was nun? Women Writers of the 18th and 19th Centuries Conference Series. Exeter College, Oxford University, England, September 2008.
“A Library for Girls: Publisher Ferdinand Hirt und Sohn and the Novels of Brigitte Augusti” at the Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, IL, December 2007.
“Historical Fiction and the Education of Young Women in Imperial Germany: A Case Study of Brigitte Augusti’s An deutschem Herd” at the American Association of Teachers of German in Nashville, TN, November 2006.
“‛Der Preußenkönig naht, in mir zu wohnen’: The Gender of Geography in nineteenth-century Töchterschulen.” at Women in German annual conference, Snowbird, UT, October 2006.
“Die Extase der Novize, or the Agony of a Young Girl: Agathe Heidling's Aesthetic Education in Gabriele Reuter's Aus guter Familie.” at German Women Writers and Visuality, annual meeting of the Group on German Women's Writing of the 18th and 19th Centuries, University of Iowa, May 2006.
“Girls at War: German-French Relations in the Mädchenliteratur of Brigitte Augusti.” at NEMLA, Boston, Mass. April 2004.
"I Read it Secretly: Clara Viebig’s Struggle with Naturalism,” 8th International AIZEN Conference, panel on German Naturalism, October 1999.
“It takes a Village: The Forces of Regionalism in a Novella by Theodor Storm,” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, April 1997.
KSU in Leipzig—Summer Study Abroad 2008, 2010
Organized and led the inaugural summer study abroad session for German at KSU. Developed a syllabus and travel and housing plan, a budget, and recruitment information for students spending a summer abroad. Worked closely with the Herder Institut for German language study at the University of Leipzig in coordinating students’ work load and transferring credits to KSU. Led a 7-day study trip to Berlin and environs with 10+ students each summer.
Independent Study students
GRMN 521 Introduction to German Literature I, Fall 2010
Facilitated independent study credit for a student enrolled in the course. Developed a plan for the student to submit additional essay work, as well as craft sample test questions. The work performed for this class dovetailed with her plans for graduate school.
GRMN 522 Introduction to German Literature II, Spring 2009
Incorporated a native German speaker into a class of language learners by crafting a parallel syllabus for her, in which she approached each text read as if she were the instructor responsible for teaching it. Reviewed pedagogy for foreign language literature, syllabus and exam writing, and discussion-leading techniques. Culminated in a teaching portfolio that helped in her employment search and, eventually, in graduate study for her.
MA Thesis supervision, academic year 2010-2011
Reading list, exam preparation and grading, and reading several drafts of an MA thesis on Robert Musil’s Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless.