Katrina NousekVisiting Assistant Professor of German Studies and Comparative & Digitial Humanities
About Katrina Nousek
Katrina L. Nousek is a Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Comparative and Digital Humanities at Bucknell University. She writes and teaches about contemporary transnational German culture with a focus on futurity, time, and intersectional subjects in narratives of migration in Europe. Her current book project, No Time for the Future: Postsocialism and Globalization in Contemporary German Literature, examines subjectivity and grammars of utopia in literary German-language migration narratives about real-existing socialism and its legacies.
- Ph.D., German Studies, Cornell University
- M.A., German Studies, Cornell University
- B.A., History and Literature, Harvard University
- Concepts of time and futurity
- Migration and Transnationalism in literature, media, and the arts
- Postcommunist/postsocialist cultures
- Intersectional subjectivities
- New Media
- Narrative Studies
- 20th- & 21st-century German literature & culture
- Postwar & contemporary literature
- Comparative humanities
- Cultural narratives of migration & transnationalism
- Gender and Feminism(s)
- Visual culture
- Environmental humanities
“Writing Precarity in the Book Industry: Globalization in Heike Geißler’s Saisonarbeit (2014).” Writing for the B-Side: German Literature Beyond the Bestseller List. Eds. Rachel Halverson and Ben Schaper. (Chapter Forthcoming with Berghahn, 2024).
“Dismantled Monumentality: Capturing Postsocialist Erasures in Berlin.” German Studies Review 45, 2 (2022): 307-327.
“(Re)constructing Heimat: Intermedial Archives in Alexandra Saemmer’s ‘Böhmische Dörfer’ and Saša Stanišić’s Vor dem Fest.” Tales that Touch: Migration, Translation, and Temporality in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century German Literature and Culture. Eds. Yasemin Yildiz and Bettina Brandt. De Gruyter, 2022. 233–256.
“‘Zweige, Nadeln, Dreck’: Dwelling on the Social in Simple Storys by Ingo Schulze.” Ecologies of Socialisms: Germany, Nature, and the Left in History, Politics, and Culture. Eds. Eli Rubin, Scott Moranda & Sabine Moedersheim. Peter Lang, 2019. 275–294.