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Dr. Katrina  Nousek
Dr. Katrina Nousek
Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies
Grants and Fellowships

Fellow of Notre Dame Berlin Seminar „Der Literaturbetrieb“ (2019)

Deutsch macht Spaß Grant. Netzwerk Deutsch & AATG (2018) 

Romanian Ministry of Education Scholarship. Ovidius University, Constanța, Romania (2015)

Olin Library Summer Research Grant. Washington University of St. Louis (2014) 

Michele Sicca Grant for Research in Europe, Cornell Institute for European Studies (2012)

Humboldt University Exchange Fellowship, Cornell University (2010-2011)


“Medial Myths: Bohemian Villages and Heimat Archives” at German Studies Association Annual Conference, Portland, OH (October 2019). 

“A New Palace in a New Europe: Global Monuments & New Media” with MLA Forum on Twentieth and Twenty-First Century German Literature at Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (January 2019). 

“New World, New Rules: Transformative Geographies in Digital Narrative” at German Studies Association Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA (September 2018). 

“Monumentality in a New Europe,” Invited lecture at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (July 2018).

“Subjective Authenticity and Invented Perception: Poetological Practice and Writing under Censorship in Works by Herta Müller and Christa Wolf” at German Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (October 2017).

“Articulations of the Social in Postcommunist Prose” at American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands (July 2017).

“Lost in Migration: Literature and the German Refugee Crisis,” Invited lecture sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Beloit College, Beloit, WI (March 2017).


“‘Zweige, Nadeln, Dreck’: Dwelling on the Social in Simple Storys by Ingo Schulze.” Ecologies of Socialisms: Germany, Nature, and the Left in History, Politics, and Culture. Eds. Eli Rubin, Scott Moranda & Sabine Moedersheim. Peter Lang. (Forthcoming 2019).

“A Future-Oriented Zeitrechnung: Narrating Postcommunist Temporality and Subjectivity in Zsuzsa Bánk's Der Schwimmer (2002).” German Life and Letters. 88, 2 (2015): 302-323.


“Eli Rubin. Amnesiopolis. Modernity, Space, and Memory in East Germany.” German Studies Review. 41,1 (2018): 214-216.

Ph.D., Cornell University
German Studies
B.A., Harvard University
History and Literature
Contact Information
213 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 289-8117
Areas of Expertise
20th and 21st century German-language literature
Transnational Literatures
Narrative Studies