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Edith H. Krause, Ph.D.

Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Modern Languages and Literatures

Fisher Hall 202B
Phone: 412.396.6404

Education:

Ph.D., German, New York University, 1987
M.A., German, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1979
Staatsexamen, Germanistk/Anglistk, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1977
Expertise

 

Dr. Krause joined the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as Department Chair in 2004. She has held full-time and chair appointments at the University of Minnesota at Moorhead and Angelo State University (Texas Tech University System). Her principal interests include 19th- and 20th-century German literature and culture, literature and film, literature and philosophy, comparative literature, feminist perspectives in literature and language pedagogy. With her publications on Theodor Fontane, she has enriched translation and reception studies. Her recent work includes a Kristevan approach to Patrick Süskind's novel Das Parfum and one of the first detailed comparative studies of German and Spanish realist novels by Theodor Fontane and Leopoldo Alas "Clarín."

Recent Publications


"In Search of the Maternal: Patrick Süskind's Perfume. The Germanic Review 87.4 (2012): 345-364.

"Placer, violencia, espiritualidad: las mujeres y el protagonista atormentado en De sobremesa de José Asunción Silva." Crítica Hispánica XXXIII.1-2 (2011): 79-100.

"Threads/Threats of Violence: Elfriede Jelinek's Stecken, Stab und Stangl. Eine Handarbeit (Rod, Staff, and Crook. A Handiwork)." Dialogue and UniversalismE 2.1 (2011): 21-31 (http://www.emporia.edu/~cbrown/dnue/)

"Ashes and Roses: Response and Responsibility after Auschwitz and Hiroshima." Philosophy after Auschwitz. Ed. Edward Demenchonok. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010: 97-117

"Domesticity, Eccentricity, and the Problems of Self-Making: The Suffering Protagonists in Theodor Fontane's Effi Briest and Leopoldo Alas's La Regenta." Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 44.4 (2008): 414-432

Recent Conferences


"Perfume--the Film: Order and Destabilization." Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures (SECCLL), Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA, April 4-April 5, 2013

"Syntax of Scent: Patrick Süskind's Das Parfum. Die Geschichte eines Mörders in Film and Print: Possibilities and Limitations." Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 21-22, 2012

"Effi Briest, 2009: Pleasure and Liberation." Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23-24, 2011

"The Changing Faces of Effi Briest. Fontane's Novel in Film after Fassbinder." Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages and Literatures (SECCLL), Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, March 31-April 1, 2011

"Aspects of Abjection in Kafka's Die Verwandlung." South Atlantic Modern Language Convention (SAMLA), Atlanta, GA, November 5-7, 2010

"Architecture of Smells: Grenouille's Olfactory Universe in Patrick Süskind's Das Parfum. Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 24-25, 2010

"Dis-ease. Trauma and Transformation in Kafka, Cortázar and Gilman." South Atlantic Modern Language Convention (SAMLA), Atlanta, GA, November 6-8, 2009

"Memory and Metaphor: Celan and Kaschnitz." Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, September 18-19, 2009