Brigitte Rossbacher teaches language, literature and culture courses at all levels. Dr. Rossbacher's research is in contemporary German literature, GDR studies, and language pedagogy. She is particularly interested in representations of memory, history and narrative in postwar and post-unification literature and film. Her publications include Illusions of Progress: Christa Wolf and the Critique of Science in GDR Women's Literature and articles on Monika Maron, F.C. Delius, Barbara Honigmann, and Uwe Timm. She is also co-editor of Wendezeiten/Zeitenwenden: Positionsbestimmungen zur deutschsprachigen Literatur 1945-1995. In the area of language pedagogy, she has published on approaches to teaching the GDR after unification and on aspects of TA training. Her current research project focuses on authentication strategies in recent German memoirs and on graphic novels focused on East German history.
- Ph.D., University of California, Davis