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Kaleigh Bangor

German Language Program Coordinator

Kaufman Hall 123

(405) 325-6181

Bangor Website Bio

August 2019

I received my Ph.D. in German Literature with a certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from Vanderbilt University in 2018.

Broadly speaking, my research interests focus on 20th century Austrian and German Jewish literature and culture. My first project traces Joseph Roth’s journalistic writing between 1919 and 1939 to show how he astutely observed the impact of increased policing on marginalized communities, especially Jews, ethnic minorities, and refugees, throughout Europe.

In addition, I am also invested in critical feminist pedagogy, the intersection of language and literature in the classroom, and how digital tools impact language learning.

Select Publications:

“‘Der Tintenterror der Bürokratie’: Joseph Roth’s Autoethnographic Engagement with Bureaucratic Contact Zones.” Kontaktzonen und Grenzregionen. Aktuelle kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Dresden: ISGV, 2019 (forthcoming).

“Philological Investigations — Hannah Arendt’s Berichte on Eichmann in Jerusalem.” Philology. An International Journal on the Evolution of Languages, Cultures and Texts. Vol. 2 Ed. Francesco Benozzo. Bern: Peter Lang Verlag, 2016. 143-166.

Select Presentations:

“Joseph Roth’s Warning Against Nazi Germany 1933-1939”, 43rd Annual German Studies Association Conference, Portland, OR, October 2019.

“Creating Online Communities to Expand the Language Classroom”, 7th Annual Foreign Language Instructor Workshop, Austin Peay State University, TN, March 2019.

“Traveling Europe: Joseph Roth on Passports in the Interwar Period”, invited talk with Doerte Bischoff, Vanderbilt University, February 18, 2019.

“Joseph Roth on Bureaucratic Terror after the Russian Revolution”, Southeast German Studies Workshop, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, February 2018.

“Brecht’s Die Maßnahme (The Measures Taken) in the Elementary German Classroom.” 132nd Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association, 2017, Philadelphia, PA.

“Pearl Divers — Sebald, Arendt, Benjamin. The History of the Pearl as a Metaphor for Capital,” Annual American Comparative Literature Conference, 2014, New York University, NYC.