Research Interests

My research interests lie in the area of Literature and Culture of the German-speaking countries. More specifically, I am interested in the ways in which issues concerning national and cultural identity are reflected in contemporary literature and, in relation to this, how intertextual devices in the context of postmodernism challenge such issues. This work focuses on the one hand on re-workings of national myths and aims to analyse the ways in which such myths have been used in the construction of identities over time. On the other hand the transformation of genres such as crime and detective fiction and its relation to a questioning of identities plays a major part in my research. In both cases, I favour a comparative approach from a European perspective. Another part of my research activity concerns literature of German Romanticism, especially word and image relations in the romantic novel. Upon my arrival at the University of Limerick, I joined the Centre for Irish-German Studies, which enabled me to further refine my comparative work on identity issues with a particular focus on Ireland.

Professional Activities

Association

  • 2005 Founding Member , International Crime Genre Research Group, Ireland (previously: Atlantic Alliance of Universities Crime Genre Research Group (UL, NUI Galway, UCC, MIC, Queen¿s University Belfast)
  • 2004 University of Limerick Representative, Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern Language, Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Founding Member and Executive Committee Member, Comparative Literature Association of Ireland (CLAI)
  • ordinary member, German Studies Association of Ireland (formerly ATLTGI),
  • ordinary member, Business German in Ireland Working Group

Committee

  • 2004 Academy Committee for Modern Languages, Literary and Cultural Studies, Royal Irish Academy,
  • 2003 Research Group ¿Cultural Constructions of Identity¿ within Cultural Studies in the College of Humanities, University of Limerick,
  • 2003 Course Board BA Language & Cultural Studies,
  • 1999 University Research Committee,
  • 1999 Department of Languages & Cultural Studies Research Committee,
  • 1999 Course Board BA International Insurance & European Studies,
  • 1998 Departmental Library Committee,
  • 1998 Centre for Irish-German Studies, University of Limerick,
  • 1899 Vereniging van Docenten in de Handelswetenschappen, The Netherlands,
  • 1899 Association of Third-Level Teachers of German in Ireland,
  • 1899 Vereniging voor Germanisten aan de Nederlandse Universiteiten, The Netherlands,
  • 1899 Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap / Netherlands Graduate School for Literary Studies,
  • 1899 Themagroep Culturele Identiteit en Postmodern Schrijven, Kamer II, OSL, the Netherlands,
  • 1899 Vereniging voor Algemene Literatuurwetenschap, The Netherlands,

Employment

  • 2004 University of Limerick - Course Director MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
  • 2003 University of Limerick. - Head of German Section
  • 2000 University of Limerick - Lecturer
  • 1998 University of Limerick - Junior Lecturer
  • 1997 Free University Amsterdam - Researcher
  • 1996 Free University Amsterdam - Assistant Manager
  • 1991 Free University Amsterdam - PhD student
  • 1990 Niftarlake College, Maarssen - Teacher of German
  • 1990 Instituut voor Talen, Amsterdam and Linguarama - Teacher of German
  • 1987 Scholengemeenschap ?Panta Rhei?, Amstelveen - Teacher of German

Education

  • 1996 Free University Amsterdam - Ph.D.
  • 1988 Free University Amsterdam - M.A.

Books

Intertextualität als Konstruktionsprinzip. Transformationen des Kriminalromans und des romantischen Romans bei Peter Handke und Botho Strauß. Amsterdam/Atlanta, G.A.: Rodopi 1996. XII, 352 pp.

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1996
Amsterdam, Atlanta, GA
Rodopi
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Book Chapters

Austria - Hibernia - Helvetia: Zu osterreichisch- und schweizerisch-irischen Beziehungen und Fragen der Identitat

Dr. Gisela Holfter
Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2004
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Unresolved Identities in Roth and Rabinovici: Reworking the Crime Genre in Austrian Literature

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2009
Amsterdam, New York
Rodopi
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'Wir alle blicken jetzt auf uns zurück': Revisiting the Portrayal of the Wende in Botho Strauß's Drama Schlußchor

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2018
Leiden, The Netherlands
Brill / Rodopi
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Tatort Irland oder die Idylle im Schafspelz: Irlandbilder zwischen Rezeption und Realität in Leonie Swanns Roman Glennkill""

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2007
Trier
WVT Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier
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Austrian Crime Fiction: Experimentation, Critical Memory and Humour

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2016
Cardiff
University of Wales Press
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Woorden en lexicale eenheden

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2004
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Irische Meeresluft in Salzburg. Zu Christoph Ransmayrs ‘Die dritte Luft oder Eine Bühne am Meer'

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2000
Trier
WVT
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Betekenis

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2004
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Zeelucht in Salzburg. Over Christoph Ransmayrs Die dritte Luft oder Eine Bühne am Meer.

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2000
Assen
Van Gorcum
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Sprachgebrauch, der den Mißbrauch anzeigt. Postmoderne Zitierverfahren in Julian Schuttings Gralslicht

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2000
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Place Matters: Locale in Contemporary International Crime Fiction.

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2009
Trier
WVT
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Der Fall Heiner Müller: Probleme und Perspektiven. Impressionen einer Konferenz

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1998
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Botho Strauß

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2011
Berlin, Boston
De Gruyter
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Denn das Wort hat Farbe und Ton: Beobachtungen zu den Bildern in Clemens Brentanos Godwi.

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1999
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Introduction: Investigating Identities

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2009
Amsterdam, New York
Rodopi
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Edited Books

Investigating Identities. Questions of Identity in Contemporary International Crime Fiction:

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2009
Amsterdam, New York
Rodopi
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Identitäten und Beziehungen – Irland, Österreich und die Schweiz

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2004
Bern
Peter Lang
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Peer Reviewed Journals

‘Niet de oplossing is interessant'. Over de omgang met de detective bij Gerhard Roth.

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2001
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Das Mißverständliche als Privileg des Kunstwerks. Botho Strauß als 'Zeitgenosse' und als 'Porträtist'.

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1994
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Van diep in Oostenrijk naar de Orcus: Over het cyclische schrijven van Gerhard Roth

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2001
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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

Anglo-Saxon Fatherlands. Fictional and Filmic Representations of the Worlds Hitler Never Made

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2008
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Royal Irish Academy, National Committee for Modern Language Studies, 30th Annual Research Symposium Intercultural Spaces: Language, Culture, Identity,

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2003
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Postmodernisme en Zuidafrikaanse Literatuur

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1997
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Con(tra)vention: Crime and the Boundaries of Genre. 3rd Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance Crime Genre Research Group

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2009
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2nd Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1999
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Presentation of Teaching Quality Fund Project

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1997
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Crime & Nation. Political and Cultural Mappings of Criminality in Traditional and in New Media

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2005
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3rd Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2002
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UL College of Humanities Annual Research Conference

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1998
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Heinrich B¿ll and Ireland - 50 years "Irisches Tagebuch". 9th Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2007
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4th Limerick Conference in Irish-German Studies

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2002
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Gender, Memory and Modernity Day School

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2005
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Political and Cultural Memory in Crime Fiction with Kate Quinn and Phil Dine and in conjunction with the Centre for Human Settlement and Historical Change)

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2004
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Memory in the Crime Genre. 1st Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance Crime Genre Research Group

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2005
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Image into Identity

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2000
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Memory in the Crime Genre. 1st Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance Crime Genre Research Group

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2005
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Botho Strau¿ - Das ¿sthetische und das Politische, Internationaler Arbeitskreis Literatur und Politik in Deutschland

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1996
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University of Limerick, Cultural Studies Postgraduate Seminar

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2003
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Themagroepen binnen Kamer II, Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap (Netherlands Graduate School for Literary Studies)

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1997
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Conference Contributions

17th International Conference in Irish-German Studies Irish-German Relations 2017: Between Böll and Brexit

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2017
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Interdisciplinary Approaches to 'Setting the Scene': Representations of Rurality in Crime Fiction and Media Culture (

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2015
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Comparative Literature Association of Ireland First International Conference: Transitions in Comparative Studies

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2012
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Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2017
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25 Jahre Mauerfall – Reflections on GDR literature, its legacy and connections between the GDR and Ireland (UL), University of Limerick , 07-NOV-14 - 08-NOV-14.

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2014
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States of Crime: The State in Crime Fiction. Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities (NUI Galway, UL, UCC, QUB) Crime Genre Research Group

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2011
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Connections in Motion: Dance in Irish and German Literature, Film and Culture. 16th International Conference in Irish-German Studies

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2016
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International conference 'The global and the local in contemporary world crime fiction. Circulation and exchanges', (main conference organizers: Dr Dominique Jeannerod and Dr Natacha Levet;

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2014
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A special role for literature? Literatur in der DDR (und Irland). International Colloquium with a special focus on teaching GDR literature

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2011
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Networks and Connections in the Crime Genre: International Crime Genre Research Group 7th Biennial Conference

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2017
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IN/DIFFERENCE: Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact. A conference of the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2007
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Comparative Literature Association of Ireland's Third International Postgraduate Symposium 'Gender and Identity in Comparative Literature'

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2010
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Networks and Connections in the Crime Genre. International Crime Genre Research Group 7th Biennial Conference:

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2017
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The Scene of the Crime: Setting in Modern Crime Fiction. 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance Crime Genre Research Group

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2007
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Projects in Business German, Business German in Ireland Working Group Annual Meeting

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2009
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Networks and Connections in the Crime Genre. International Crime Genre Research Group 7th Biennial Conference

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2017
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Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre. Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Irish Crime Genre Studies Network

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2013
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International Culture & Media Research Conference Emotions, Media and Crime

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2010
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„Der Blick zurück – Literarische Grenzüberschreitungen in die Vergangenheit' (Looking Back – Literary Constructions of the Past), Movens Konferenz,

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2015
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Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre. Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Irish Crime Genre Studies Network

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2013
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Consuming Crime: Consumption, Commodification and Consumerism in Crime Fiction, Film and Television. Sixth Interdisciplinary Conference of the International Crime Genre Research Network, Ireland,

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2015
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Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre. Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference of the Irish Crime Genre Studies Network

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2013
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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

Walter Rügert: Die Vermessung des Innenraums

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1992
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Heiner Müller: Krieg ohne Schlacht

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1993
Amsterdam, Atlanta, GA
Rodopi
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Other Publications

Eleonora Pascu: Unterwegs zum Ungesagten

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2004
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Literarische Wagner-Rezeption.

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2001
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"wir alle blicken jetzt auf uns zurück": Revisiting the portrayal of the Wende in Botho Strauß's Drama Schlußchor

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2018
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Contemporary Ireland

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2001
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Database "Bildzitat" in project „Kunst im Text' (2005–2009) / „Das Bildzitat – Intermedialität und Tradition' (2009–2014), University of Vienna: http://www.univie.ac.at/bildzitat (contributed all sections on Botho Strauß)

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2015
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Interview on Richard Wagner and Wagnerism

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2002
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Walter Rügert: Die Vermessung des Innenraums

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1992
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Heiner Müller: Krieg ohne Schlacht

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
1993
Amsterdam, Atlanta, GA
Rodopi
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Kriminalliteratur

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2001
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Die Niederlande und Deutschland

Dr. Marieke Krajenbrink
2001
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