Dr. Christina Guenther

Associate Professor of German


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My research and teaching areas include contemporary Jewish/Austrian literature and culture, Holocaust studies, literatures of migration, foreign language pedagogy, and theater.


Academic Degrees

PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990.                                                                      Dissertation:  “Sexual and Textual Politics Reconsidered:  Heinrich von Kleist’s Amphitryon and Marquise von O. and Their Adaptations of the 1960s.”  Advisor:  Jost Hermand; Graduate Fellowship, (1986).

MA University of Toronto; University of Toronto Open Fellowship (1982-3), 1983.

BA (Honours) Trinity College, University of Toronto; Harold C. Parsons   Scholarship (1980) and Provost Whitaker Scholarship in Modern Language        and Literature (1978) 1981.


Academic Positions

Associate Professor, Department of German, Russian & East Asian Languages, Bowling Green State University, 1997- present.

Assistant Professor, Department of German, Russian & East Asian Languages, Bowling Green State University, 1990-1997.

Teaching Assistant, Department of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984-1990.

Teaching Assistant, Department of German Languages and Literatures, University of Toronto, 1982-83.

Teaching Assistant, English, Schulzentrum Lerchenstrasse (Vegesack) and Schulzentrum Gramke (Burg), Bremen, 1981-82.


Selected Publications:

Trajectories of Memory: Intergenerational Representations of the Holocaust in History and Literature  (co-edited with Beth Griech-Polelle). Cambridge Scholars Press, UK, 2008.

“Transforming Ritual Across Continents: Anna Mitgutsch’s Narrative of Memory Wenn du wiederkommst accepted for publication by andererseits. Yearbook of Transatlantic Studies. Nov. 2013.  

“Changing Places in Doron Rabinovici’s Andernorts (2010)” Seminar: A journal of Germanic Studies. Nov. 2013.

“Ritual and Diaspora in Anna Mitgutsch’s Familienfest and Vladimir Vertlib’s Letzter WunschJournal of Austrian Studies, volume 45, no. 1-2, Spring/ Summer, 2012. PP. 93-118.

“Cartographies of Identity: A Survey of Ruth Beckermann’s Film Essays” edited by Robert Dassonowsky and Oliver Speck, New Austrian Film, Berghahn,  2011.

“Staging Austria’s Past in Contemporary Vienna: Robert Schindel’s 2002 Film Adaption of Gebürtig,” History and Literature: Special Issue on the Holocaust and National Context, Delaware UP, 2013.

“The Politics of Location in Ruth Beckermann’s ‘Vienna Films,’” Modern Austrian Literature, 38.1, 2005.

“Identity, History and Space in Josef Haslinger’s Vaterspiel and Anna Mitgutsch’s Haus der Kindheit.” M. Lamb-Faffelberger and Pam Saur, Eds. Visions and Visionaries in Contemporary Austrian Literature and Film, Austrian Culture Series, Peter Lang, 2004.

“Exile and the Construction of Identity in Barbara Honigmann’s Trilogy of Diaspora” Special issue of Comparative Literature Studies: Intra-National Comparisons, ed. Paul Michael Lützeler, 2003.