"My experiences as a German living in the United States inspire my learning and teaching. They have also made me passionate about promoting an international education. I believe in sensitizing students for other languages and cultures - in and outside the classroom."
Assistant Professor Antje Krueger teaches in the Center for the Study of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and co-leads the Berlin ICA. While a native German, her work and life are rooted in international experience. Her studies in German began in Bamberg, Germany and ended at the University of Wisconsin. She came to Goucher in 2007 by way of Austria, where she ran a study abroad program for American students in Salzburg. She completed her doctorate, with a specialization in contemporary German Literature, in 2010 at the University of Wisconsin. At Goucher, she teaches a wide variety of courses that include beginning and intermediate German Language courses (GER 110-130), and she offers German Literature and Culture classes (GER 234 and GER 240). Her interests also include German film, comparative literature and environmental thought. When she is not teaching or traveling, she is in the kitchen expanding her repertoire in German baking (much to her students’ delight).
Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress
Her research focuses on the intersection of fact and fiction in literary texts (focus: works by Uwe Timm), biographical writing, German literature by non-native speakers of German, and German graphic novels.
Krueger, Antje. “'Show and Tell’ - Using Graphic Novels for Teaching East German History in the Novice and Intermediate Foreign-Language German Classroom.” Novel Perspectives on German-Language Comics Studies. Ed. Lynn M. Kutch. New York: Lexington Books, 2016. 145-170.
Krueger, Antje. Presenting a moment of the past: Third positions in Uwe Timm ‘s Works. Colloquia Germanica. Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik 45.3-4 (2012): 386-400.
Krueger, Antje. Jedes Wort ist eine Übersetzung: Schreiben als Form der Übersetzung im Werk Zsuzsanna Gahses. Jahrbuch der ungarischen Germanistik (2011): 36-57.
Review: Deutsch-afrikanische Diskurse in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. By Michael Hofmann und Rita Morrien. Remembering Africa: The Rediscovery of Colonialism in Contemporary German Literature. By Dirk Göttsche. Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur 107.2 (2015): 340-345.
Review: Erinnern, Vergessen, Erzählen – Beiträge zum Werk Uwe Timms. Herausgegeben von Friedhelm Marx, Stephanie Catani und Julia Schöll. Monatshefte für deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur 100:3 (2008): 457-460.
Conference Papers & Panel Participation
Remembering the GDR through the Autobiographical Lens: Simon Schwartz’s Graphic Novel drüben! Northeast MLA Annual Convention 2015, Toronto, Canada (April 30, 2015)
Co-Presentation with Justine Ruhlin (German Minor, Goucher College, ’15). Using Graphic Novels to teach GDR History in the Intermediate German Classroom, Northeast MLA Annual Convention 2014, Harrisburg, PA (April 6, 2014)
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s Idea of “Aesthetic Immediacy” as a Possibility to Present a Moment of the Past. German Studies Annual Convention 2013, Denver, CO (October 5, 2013)
Das „Un-erhörte Erzählen: Uwe Timm’s Poetics of Daily Life. German Studies Annual Convention 2012, Milwaukee, WI (November 4, 2011)
We were too weak although we saw the Danger clearly:Werner Thormann’s Work as Political Journalist in the Weimar Republic, 1925- 1933. Guest lecture at Goucher College, sponsored by Evelyn Myers Fellowship. (April 21, 2011)
Uwe Timm’s Poetics of Daily Life.Triangular Readings in German Literature and Culture: A Conference on the Figure of the Third, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA (April 2014)
Academic or Professional Associations
Modern Language Association (MLA), German Studies Asscociation (GSA), Association of American Teachers of German (AATG)