Alexandra Heberger

Associate Professor of German

Office location: 323 Fletcher Argue

Phone: 204-474-7867

E-mail: Alexandra.Heberger@umanitoba.ca

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER

  • Ph.D. University of Waterloo (2000)
  • M.A./Staatsexamen in Political Science, German, English, and Linguistics Universität Mannheim, Germany (1994)
  • M.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo (1993)
  • M.A. German Language and Literature, University of Waterloo (1992)

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  • since 2005 Associate Professor of German at the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba,
  • 2001-2005 Assistant Professor of German at the Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba,
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at Trent University (2000-2001)
  • Certified by the German Government for Business German
  • Numerous Academic Awards and Honors, among others: Outreach Awards, Arts Excellence Awards (all University of Manitoba), Dissertation Prize of the Austrian Canadian Council, Dissertation Prize by the Austrian Cultural Institute in New York, University of Waterloo Governor General Gold Medal, Warren Ober Award for Outstanding Teaching (University of Waterloo)

TEACHING INTERESTS

undergraduate and graduate courses in German Literature, Culture and Language (all levels); contemporary and 20th century literature; Holocaust literature; Business German; Linguistics, Teaching Methodology, Second Language Acquisition

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Elfriede Jelinek, Austrian Literature, Holocaust and Nazi Literature, Edgar Hilsenrath, cultural memory, Theory of Second Language Acquisition

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Jetza leg mer richtig los” – Faschismuskritik bei Elfriede Jelinek . Stuttgart: Metzler, 2006.
  • “Österreich ein deutsches Märchen.“ Modern Austrian Writers, New York: 2003.
  • “Österreich trägt wieder die gute, alte Niedertracht.” Modern Austrian Literature, 2003.
  • Der Mythos Mann in ausgewählten Prosawerken von Elfriede Jelinek. Osnabrück: Der Andere Verlag, 2002.
  • Faschismuskritik und Deutschlandbild in den Romanen von Irmgard Keun Nach Mitternacht und Edgar Hilsenrath Der Nazi und der Friseur: Ein Vergleich. Osnabrück: Der Andere Verlag, 2002.
  • The supernatural depiction of modern American phobias and anxieties in the work of Stephen King. Osnabrück: Der Andere Verlag, 2002.

 

For more information contact:
Alexandra Heberger
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba
323 Fletcher Argue Building
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3T 2N2
Phone: 204-474-7867
Fax: 204-474-7601