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Dr Marieke Krajenbrink

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.

Publications

Book

Book Chapter

2011

Botho Strauß
Krajenbrink, M.
Handbuch der Kunstzitate. Malerei, Skulptur, Fotografie in der deutschsprachigen Literatur der Moderne.

2009

Place Matters: Locale in Contemporary International Crime Fiction.
Krajenbrink, M.
Crime and Nation. Political and Cultural Mapping of Criminality in Traditional and in New Media

2009

Introduction: Investigating Identities
Krajenbrink, M; Quinn, KM
Investigating Identities. Questions of Identity in Contemporary International Crime Fiction

2009

Unresolved Identities in Roth and Rabinovici: Reworking the Crime Genre in Austrian Literature
Krajenbrink, M
Investigating Identities: Questions of Identity in Contemporary International Crime Fiction

2004

Woorden en lexicale eenheden
Hannay, M; Greidanus, T; Vliegen, M; Marieke Krajenbrink, M
Van woorden weten. Lexicale kennis en vaardigheden voor taalstudenten Frans, Duits en Engels

2004

Betekenis
Hannay, M; Greidanus, T; Vliegen, M; Marieke Krajenbrink, M
Van woorden weten. Lexikale kennis en vaardigheden voor taalstudenten Frans, Duits en Engels

2000

Irische Meeresluft in Salzburg. Zu Christoph Ransmayrs ‘Die dritte Luft oder Eine Bühne am Meer’
Krajenbrink, M.
Yearbook of the Centre for Irish-German Studies 1999/2000

2000

Zeelucht in Salzburg. Over Christoph Ransmayrs Die dritte Luft oder Eine Bühne am Meer.
Krajenbrink, M.
Literatuurwetenschap tussen betrokkenheid en distantie

2000

Sprachgebrauch, der den Mißbrauch anzeigt. Postmoderne Zitierverfahren in Julian Schuttings Gralslicht
Krajenbrink, M
Klaus Beekman & Ralf Gr�ttemeier: Instrument Zitat. �er den literarhistorischen und institutionellen Nutzen von Zitaten und Zitieren

1999

Denn das Wort hat Farbe und Ton: Beobachtungen zu den Bildern in Clemens Brentanos Godwi.
Krajenbrink, M
Gerd Labroisse & Dick van Stekelenburg (eds.): Das Sprach-Bild als textuelle Interaktion.

Conference Contribution


Conference Publication

2005
2004

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)
M. Krajenbrink (with Kate Quinn and Phil Dine and in conjunction with the Centre for Human Settlement and Historical Change)

2000

Image into Identity
M. Krajenbrink with G. Holfter

1997

Presentation of Teaching Quality Fund Project
M. Krajenbrink with M. Hannay

Edited Book

2009


Investigating Identities. Questions of Identity in International Crime Fiction

2004


Quellenlexikon zur deutschen Literaturgeschichte: Personal- und Einzelwerkbibliographien der internationalen Sekundärliteratur 1945-1990 zur deutschen Literatur von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart /Bibliography of Studies on German Literary History. 36 Volumes + CD

2001


Yearbook of the Centre for Irish-German Studies 2000/2001

Other Publication

2004

Eleonora Pascu: Unterwegs zum Ungesagten
Krajenbrink, M
Advances In Consumer Research

2001

Kriminalliteratur
Krajenbrink, M

2001
2001
2001

Contemporary Ireland
Krajenbrink, M

Peer Reviewed Journal

2001

Van diep in Oostenrijk naar de Orcus: Over het cyclische schrijven van Gerhard Roth
Krajenbrink, M
Armada. Tijdschrift voor Wereldliteratuur 24/2001

2001

‘Niet de oplossing is interessant’. Over de omgang met de detective bij Gerhard Roth.
Krajenbrink, M.
Armada Tijdschrift voor Wereldliteratuur