Professor of German
Intercultural Center (ICC) 465
Washington, DC 20057
Tel. (202) 687-5922
Friederike Eigler received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and came to Georgetown University in 1989. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literary theory, 20th century German and Austrian literature and culture, and the history of autobiography and the Bildungsroman.
Eigler's research interests include 20th century German literature with a special focus on contemporary German literature and culture, literary and cultural theory, and feminist criticism.
With the support of a Alexander von Humboldt research fellowship, she spent the academic year 2001/2 in Berlin working on a book which looks at issues of cultural memory and autobiographical fiction in contemporary Germany (Gedächtnis und Geschichte in Generationenromanen seit der Wende. Berlin: Erich Schmidt, 2005).
Together with Susanne Kord, she has edited The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature, the first major reference work of its kind in German Studies (1997). Friederike Eigler's most recent research project explores changing notions of 'Heimat' and belonging in literature and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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