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Christina Kraenzle

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor

Office: Ross Building, S542
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 88742
Email: kraenzle@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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Degrees

Ph.D., University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

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

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Arts and Culture, transnationalism, memory studies, mobility and migration, Modern/Contemporary German Literature and Film, German Cultural Studies, Comics Studies
Books

Publication
Year

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.

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.

2008

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Kraenzle, Christina. “Graphic Journeys: Travel Writing and the Comics Form,” Anxious Journeys: Contemporary German Travel Literature. Ed. Karin Baumgartner and Monika Shafi. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer, 2019. 209-232.

2019

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.

2017

“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.

2015

“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.

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.

2007

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Kraenzle, Christina. Rev. of The Autobiographical Turn in Germanophone Documentary and Experimental Film, Edited by Robin Curtis and Angelica Fenner. German Studies Review 41.1 (2018): 216-18.

2018

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.

2013

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

2010

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.


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Spirou's Transnational Travels: Historical Memory and Comics Memory in Flix's Spirou in Berlin

2020

“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.

2009

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

2008

“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.

2006

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Forging a Visual Language for Collective Memory and Amnesia: Birgit Weyhe’s Transnational Comics,” NeMLA, Pittsburgh, PA, 13 April 2018

2018

“Picturing China: Guy Delisle’s Shenzhen and Sascha Hommer’s In China.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, 25 March, 2017

2017

“Transnationalizing the German Past: Barbara Yelin’s Irmina and Birgit Weyhe’s Madgermanes,” Comics and Memory: A Nordic Network for Comics Research Conference, Ghent University in collaboration with the University of Liège (ACME) and KU Leuven, Ghent, Belgium 22 April 2017

2017

“Travel Writing and the Comics Form”, German Studies Association, San Diego, 2 October, 2016

2016

“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

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

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

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

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

2008

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

2007

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

2007

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

2006

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

2006

“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

2006

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

2005

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

2005

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

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

2003

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

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

2001

“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

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

2000

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

2000

Other

Publication
Year

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

2015

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1791 6.0 A The Fairy Tale LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1791 6.0 B The Fairy Tale BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/GER3792 3.0 W Recent German Film and Culture BLEN
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1791 6.0 A The Fairy Tale LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1791 6.0 B The Fairy Tale BLEN


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.

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

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

Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Arts and Culture, transnationalism, memory studies, mobility and migration, Modern/Contemporary German Literature and Film, German Cultural Studies, Comics Studies

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Kraenzle, Christina. “Graphic Journeys: Travel Writing and the Comics Form,” Anxious Journeys: Contemporary German Travel Literature. Ed. Karin Baumgartner and Monika Shafi. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer, 2019. 209-232.

2019

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.

2017

“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.

2015

“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.

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.

2007

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Kraenzle, Christina. Rev. of The Autobiographical Turn in Germanophone Documentary and Experimental Film, Edited by Robin Curtis and Angelica Fenner. German Studies Review 41.1 (2018): 216-18.

2018

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.

2013

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

2010

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.


Books

Publication
Year

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.

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.

2008

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Spirou's Transnational Travels: Historical Memory and Comics Memory in Flix's Spirou in Berlin

2020

“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.

2009

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

2008

“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.

2006

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Forging a Visual Language for Collective Memory and Amnesia: Birgit Weyhe’s Transnational Comics,” NeMLA, Pittsburgh, PA, 13 April 2018

2018

“Picturing China: Guy Delisle’s Shenzhen and Sascha Hommer’s In China.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, 25 March, 2017

2017

“Transnationalizing the German Past: Barbara Yelin’s Irmina and Birgit Weyhe’s Madgermanes,” Comics and Memory: A Nordic Network for Comics Research Conference, Ghent University in collaboration with the University of Liège (ACME) and KU Leuven, Ghent, Belgium 22 April 2017

2017

“Travel Writing and the Comics Form”, German Studies Association, San Diego, 2 October, 2016

2016

“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

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

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

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

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

2008

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

2007

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

2007

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

2006

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

2006

“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

2006

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

2005

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

2005

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

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

2003

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

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

2001

“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

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

2000

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

2000

Other

Publication
Year

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

2015

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1791 6.0 A The Fairy Tale LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1791 6.0 B The Fairy Tale BLEN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2021 AP/GER3792 3.0 W Recent German Film and Culture BLEN
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1791 6.0 A The Fairy Tale LECT
Fall/Winter 2020 AP/GER1791 6.0 B The Fairy Tale BLEN