Katie Trumpener

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Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of English
320 York Street, Room 336, New Haven, CT 06511-3627
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Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Stanford, 1990

A.M., English and American Literature, Harvard, 1983

B.A. (Honours), English, University of Alberta 1982

Free University of Berlin 1987-8

University of Freiburg (Germany), 1979-80

Katie Trumpener is Emily Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature and of English, Graduate Faculty in Film and Media Studies, and on the Executive Committee of Jewish Studies. Although her first book is on the rise of the British and anglophone novel, much of her work (and teaching) centers on Central European literary and visual culture, eighteenth-century to the present.

She is currently finishing a book on Nazi cinema and the occupation of Europe, along with a sequel on postwar cinema and the Cold War. She has previously published on children’s experience of war, exile literature, Holocaust diaries and documentaries, postwar memory, and the persecution of the Roma & Sinti.

Having belatedly learned Yiddish (at Yale), she is still exploring its literary riches, and pondering its complex relationship to German, Russian, and Eastern European literatures.