Christina Kraenzle

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: South Ross, 561
Phone: (416)736-2100
Emailkraenzle@yorku.ca

Christina Kraenzle’s teaching and research focus on modern German-language cultural studies with an emphasis on issues of transnational cultural production, migration, travel, globalization and memory.

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Area of Specialization

Modern/Contemporary German Literature and Film, German Cultural Studies

Degrees

Ph.D. , University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Director, Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, 2011-2014

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , German , transnationalism, memory studies, mobility and migration

Selected Publications

The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies Series, Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Kraenzle, Christina and Maria Mayr. "The Usable Pasts and Futures of Transnational European Memories”, The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies Series, Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 1-21.

“Writing Travel in the Global Age: Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Reworking of Generic Conventions of Travel Literature in Ilija Trojanow’s An den inneren Ufern Indiens and Nomade auf vier Kontinenten”, Transnationalism in contemporary German-Language Literature, Eds. Elisabeth Hermann, Carrie Smith-Prei and Stuart Taberner, Rochester: Camden House, 2015. 125-143.

“Rewriting Colonial Travelogues: Cosmopolitan Visions and Colonial Legacies in Nomad on Four Continents.” Ilija Trojanow, Ed. Julian Preece, Contemporary German Writers Series, Swansea: University of Wales Press, 2013.

“At Home in the New Germany?: Local Stories and Global Concerns in Yüksel Yavuz’s Aprilkinder and Kleine Freiheit.” The German Quarterly. 82.1 (2009): 90-108.

“The Limits of Travel: Yoko Tawada’s Fictional Travelogues.” German Life and Letters. 61.2 (April 2008): 244-260.

Selected Publications

The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies Series, Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Kraenzle, Christina and Maria Mayr. "The Usable Pasts and Futures of Transnational European Memories”, The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies Series, Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 1-21.

“Writing Travel in the Global Age: Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Reworking of Generic Conventions of Travel Literature in Ilija Trojanow’s An den inneren Ufern Indiens and Nomade auf vier Kontinenten”, Transnationalism in contemporary German-Language Literature, Eds. Elisabeth Hermann, Carrie Smith-Prei and Stuart Taberner, Rochester: Camden House, 2015. 125-143.

“Rewriting Colonial Travelogues: Cosmopolitan Visions and Colonial Legacies in Nomad on Four Continents.” Ilija Trojanow, Ed. Julian Preece, Contemporary German Writers Series, Swansea: University of Wales Press, 2013.

“At Home in the New Germany?: Local Stories and Global Concerns in Yüksel Yavuz’s Aprilkinder and Kleine Freiheit.” The German Quarterly. 82.1 (2009): 90-108.

“The Limits of Travel: Yoko Tawada’s Fictional Travelogues.” German Life and Letters. 61.2 (April 2008): 244-260.

All Publications

Books

The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies Series, Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Mapping Channels between Ganges and Rhein: German-Indian Cross-Cultural Relations. Ed. Jörg Esleben, Christina Kraenzle and Sukanya Kulkarni. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2008.

Book Chapters

Kraenzle, Christina and Maria Mayr. "The Usable Pasts and Futures of Transnational European Memories”, The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies Series, Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 1-21.

“Writing Travel in the Global Age: Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Reworking of Generic Conventions of Travel Literature in Ilija Trojanow’s An den inneren Ufern Indiens and Nomade auf vier Kontinenten”, Transnationalism in contemporary German-Language Literature, Eds. Elisabeth Hermann, Carrie Smith-Prei and Stuart Taberner, Rochester: Camden House, 2015. 125-143.

“Rewriting Colonial Travelogues: Cosmopolitan Visions and Colonial Legacies in Nomad on Four Continents.” Ilija Trojanow, Ed. Julian Preece, Contemporary German Writers Series, Swansea: University of Wales Press, 2013.

“Picturing Place: Travel, Photography and Imaginative Geography in W. G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn.” Searching for Sebald: Photography after W. G. Sebald. Ed. Lise Patt. Los Angeles: ICI Press, 2007. 126-145.

Journal Articles

“At Home in the New Germany?: Local Stories and Global Concerns in Yüksel Yavuz’s Aprilkinder and Kleine Freiheit.” The German Quarterly. 82.1 (2009): 90-108.

“The Limits of Travel: Yoko Tawada’s Fictional Travelogues.” German Life and Letters. 61.2 (April 2008): 244-260.

“Travelling without Moving: Linguistic and Physical Mobility in Yoko Tawada’s Überseezungen.” TRANSIT. 2.1 (2006): 1-15. http://repositories.cdlib.org/ucbgerman/transit/vol2/iss1/art60403.

Conference Papers

“Travel, Mobility and the Embodied Self in Ulli Lust’s Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens”. Annual Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Toronto, 30 April 2015

“Adventures in the Provinz: Travel, Reportage and the (Re)Coding of the Province in Wolfgang Büscher’s Deutschland, eine Reise and Moritz von Uslar’s Deutschboden, eine teilnehmende Beobachtung." Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, St. Catharines, 25 May 2014

“Hip-Hop Cosmpolitanism?: Managing and Capitalizing on Urban Diversity in Recent German Hip-Hop Films”, Local Cosmoplitanisms/ Cosmopolitismes locaux, University of Ottawa, 21-22 February, 2014

“Kids in the Kiez: Hip Hop and the Recoding of Urban Space in Recent Berlin Documentaries”, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, 6 March 2013

"At Home in the New Germany?: Migrancy, Home and Identity in Yüksel Yavuz’ Aprilkinder and Kleine Freiheit.” Cinema and Social Change, University of Waterloo, Ontario, 1-3 May 2008

“Transnational Traffic: Travel, Space and Identity in the Films of Fatih Akin.” German Studies Association, San Diego, 4-6 October 2007

“Global Heimat: Place and Identity in Recent German-language Literature and Cinema.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, 2-4 March, 2007

“Uncanny Spaces: Memory, Architecture and Photography in W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz.” Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, York University, Toronto, 27-30 May, 2006

“Local/Global: Migration, Mobility and Transnationality in German Popular Culture.” Popular Culture Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 12-15 April, 2006

“Haunted Spaces: Landscape and Architecture in the Works of W. G. Sebald.” American Comparative Literature Association, Princeton University, 24-26 March, 2006

“Transnational Identities in Contemporary German-language Literature and Cinema.” German Studies Association, Milwaukee, 29 September – 2 October, 2005

“Thinking Beyond the Nation: Methodological Approaches to Transnational Literature in German Studies.” American Comparative Literature Association, State University of Pennsylvania, 11-13 March, 2005

“Mapping Transnational Literary Geographies: Spatial Approaches to German-Language ‘Migrant’ Writing.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, 5-7 March 2004

“Romantic Rambles: Female Mobility in German Women’s Writings from 1790-1840.” Women in Motion Conference, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, 23-25 May 2003

“Writing the Body: Subjectivity and Corporeality in Yoko Tawada’s Das Bad.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, Laval University, Quebec, 23-26 May 2001

“(De)Constructing Space: Yoko Tawada’s Wo Europa anfängt.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Hartford, Connecticut, 30-31 March 2001

“Fluid Boundaries, Uncertain Identities: Space and Subjectivity in Yoko Tawada’s Prose Fiction.” Writing Europe 2001: Migrant Cartographies, Universities of Amsterdam and Leiden, The Netherlands, 22-24 March 2001

“Resistant Texts: ‘Minority’ Literature in Germany.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 24-26 May 2000

“The Ethnographic Gaze: The Work of Yoko Tawada.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, New York, 7-8 April 2000

Book Reviews

Rev. of Hake, Sabine and Barbara Mennel, Eds. Turkish German Cinema in the New Millennium: Sites, Sounds and Screens. The German Quarterly 86.4 (2013): 503-505.

Rev. of New Germans, New Dutch: Literary Interventions, by Liesbeth Minnaard. The German Quarterly 83.1 (2010): 125-127.

Rev. of Rewriting Germany from the Margins: ‘Other’ German Literature of the 1980s and 1990s, by Petra Fachinger. University of Toronto Quarterly. 72.1 (Winter 2002/3): 503.

Other

Victoria: Sebastian Schipper’s One-Take Sensation.” kultur360: informed analysis of contemporary German-speaking society and culture. 30 September 2015. www.kultur360.com.

“Babelsberg: The German Dream Factory.” Berlin World Film Locations. Ed. Susan Ingram. Bristol: Intellect, 2012. 106-107.

“Kutlug Ataman’s Lola + Bilidikid.” Berlin World Film Locations. Ed. Susan Ingram. Bristol: Intellect, 2012. 82-83.

“Leander Haußmann’s Sonnenallee.” Berlin World Film Locations. Ed. Susan Ingram. Bristol: Intellect, 2012. 94-95.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GER3989 6.0  Germany and the Global Imaginary  SEMR  
Fall 2017 AP/GER4752 3.0  German History and Memory in Comics from around the Globe SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/GER3600 3.0  Berlin in German Literature and Culture SEMR  
Winter 2018 AP/GER3840 3.0  German Romanticism: Tradition and Revolution SEMR  


Christina Kraenzle’s teaching and research focus on modern German-language cultural studies with an emphasis on issues of transnational cultural production, migration, travel, globalization and memory.

Area of Specialization

Modern/Contemporary German Literature and Film, German Cultural Studies

Degrees

Ph.D. , University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

Director, Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, 2011-2014

Research Interests:

Culture and Cultural Studies , German , transnationalism, memory studies, mobility and migration

All Publications

Books

The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies Series, Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Mapping Channels between Ganges and Rhein: German-Indian Cross-Cultural Relations. Ed. Jörg Esleben, Christina Kraenzle and Sukanya Kulkarni. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishers, 2008.

Book Chapters

Kraenzle, Christina and Maria Mayr. "The Usable Pasts and Futures of Transnational European Memories”, The Changing Place of Europe in Global Memory Cultures. Ed. Christina Kraenzle and Maria Mayr. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies Series, Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 1-21.

“Writing Travel in the Global Age: Transnationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Reworking of Generic Conventions of Travel Literature in Ilija Trojanow’s An den inneren Ufern Indiens and Nomade auf vier Kontinenten”, Transnationalism in contemporary German-Language Literature, Eds. Elisabeth Hermann, Carrie Smith-Prei and Stuart Taberner, Rochester: Camden House, 2015. 125-143.

“Rewriting Colonial Travelogues: Cosmopolitan Visions and Colonial Legacies in Nomad on Four Continents.” Ilija Trojanow, Ed. Julian Preece, Contemporary German Writers Series, Swansea: University of Wales Press, 2013.

“Picturing Place: Travel, Photography and Imaginative Geography in W. G. Sebald’s Rings of Saturn.” Searching for Sebald: Photography after W. G. Sebald. Ed. Lise Patt. Los Angeles: ICI Press, 2007. 126-145.

Journal Articles

“At Home in the New Germany?: Local Stories and Global Concerns in Yüksel Yavuz’s Aprilkinder and Kleine Freiheit.” The German Quarterly. 82.1 (2009): 90-108.

“The Limits of Travel: Yoko Tawada’s Fictional Travelogues.” German Life and Letters. 61.2 (April 2008): 244-260.

“Travelling without Moving: Linguistic and Physical Mobility in Yoko Tawada’s Überseezungen.” TRANSIT. 2.1 (2006): 1-15. http://repositories.cdlib.org/ucbgerman/transit/vol2/iss1/art60403.

Conference Papers

“Travel, Mobility and the Embodied Self in Ulli Lust’s Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens”. Annual Conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Toronto, 30 April 2015

“Adventures in the Provinz: Travel, Reportage and the (Re)Coding of the Province in Wolfgang Büscher’s Deutschland, eine Reise and Moritz von Uslar’s Deutschboden, eine teilnehmende Beobachtung." Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, St. Catharines, 25 May 2014

“Hip-Hop Cosmpolitanism?: Managing and Capitalizing on Urban Diversity in Recent German Hip-Hop Films”, Local Cosmoplitanisms/ Cosmopolitismes locaux, University of Ottawa, 21-22 February, 2014

“Kids in the Kiez: Hip Hop and the Recoding of Urban Space in Recent Berlin Documentaries”, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, 6 March 2013

"At Home in the New Germany?: Migrancy, Home and Identity in Yüksel Yavuz’ Aprilkinder and Kleine Freiheit.” Cinema and Social Change, University of Waterloo, Ontario, 1-3 May 2008

“Transnational Traffic: Travel, Space and Identity in the Films of Fatih Akin.” German Studies Association, San Diego, 4-6 October 2007

“Global Heimat: Place and Identity in Recent German-language Literature and Cinema.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, 2-4 March, 2007

“Uncanny Spaces: Memory, Architecture and Photography in W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz.” Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, York University, Toronto, 27-30 May, 2006

“Local/Global: Migration, Mobility and Transnationality in German Popular Culture.” Popular Culture Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 12-15 April, 2006

“Haunted Spaces: Landscape and Architecture in the Works of W. G. Sebald.” American Comparative Literature Association, Princeton University, 24-26 March, 2006

“Transnational Identities in Contemporary German-language Literature and Cinema.” German Studies Association, Milwaukee, 29 September – 2 October, 2005

“Thinking Beyond the Nation: Methodological Approaches to Transnational Literature in German Studies.” American Comparative Literature Association, State University of Pennsylvania, 11-13 March, 2005

“Mapping Transnational Literary Geographies: Spatial Approaches to German-Language ‘Migrant’ Writing.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Pittsburgh, 5-7 March 2004

“Romantic Rambles: Female Mobility in German Women’s Writings from 1790-1840.” Women in Motion Conference, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, 23-25 May 2003

“Writing the Body: Subjectivity and Corporeality in Yoko Tawada’s Das Bad.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, Laval University, Quebec, 23-26 May 2001

“(De)Constructing Space: Yoko Tawada’s Wo Europa anfängt.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Hartford, Connecticut, 30-31 March 2001

“Fluid Boundaries, Uncertain Identities: Space and Subjectivity in Yoko Tawada’s Prose Fiction.” Writing Europe 2001: Migrant Cartographies, Universities of Amsterdam and Leiden, The Netherlands, 22-24 March 2001

“Resistant Texts: ‘Minority’ Literature in Germany.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 24-26 May 2000

“The Ethnographic Gaze: The Work of Yoko Tawada.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, New York, 7-8 April 2000

Book Reviews

Rev. of Hake, Sabine and Barbara Mennel, Eds. Turkish German Cinema in the New Millennium: Sites, Sounds and Screens. The German Quarterly 86.4 (2013): 503-505.

Rev. of New Germans, New Dutch: Literary Interventions, by Liesbeth Minnaard. The German Quarterly 83.1 (2010): 125-127.

Rev. of Rewriting Germany from the Margins: ‘Other’ German Literature of the 1980s and 1990s, by Petra Fachinger. University of Toronto Quarterly. 72.1 (Winter 2002/3): 503.

Other

Victoria: Sebastian Schipper’s One-Take Sensation.” kultur360: informed analysis of contemporary German-speaking society and culture. 30 September 2015. www.kultur360.com.

“Babelsberg: The German Dream Factory.” Berlin World Film Locations. Ed. Susan Ingram. Bristol: Intellect, 2012. 106-107.

“Kutlug Ataman’s Lola + Bilidikid.” Berlin World Film Locations. Ed. Susan Ingram. Bristol: Intellect, 2012. 82-83.

“Leander Haußmann’s Sonnenallee.” Berlin World Film Locations. Ed. Susan Ingram. Bristol: Intellect, 2012. 94-95.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/GER3989 6.0  Germany and the Global Imaginary  SEMR  
Fall 2017 AP/GER4752 3.0  German History and Memory in Comics from around the Globe SEMR  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/GER3600 3.0  Berlin in German Literature and Culture SEMR  
Winter 2018 AP/GER3840 3.0  German Romanticism: Tradition and Revolution SEMR