Associate Professor of German

Contact Info

206 Joe Brown Hall
Office Hours:
Tuesday 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Brigitte Rossbacher teaches language and literature courses at all levels. Dr. Rossbacher's research is in contemporary German literature, GDR studies, and language pedagogy. She is particularly interested in representations of memory, history and narrative in postwar and post-unification literature. Her publications include Illusions of Progress: Christa Wolf and the Critique of Science in GDR Women's Literature and articles on Monika Maron, Barbara Honigmann, Uwe Timm and F.C. Delius. She is also co-editor of Wendezeiten/Zeitenwenden: Positionsbestimmungen zur deutschsprachigen Literatur 1945-1995 , and from 1994-2000 served as editor of the GDR Bulletin. In the area of language pedagogy, she has published on approaches to teaching the GDR after unification and on aspects of TA training. Her current interests in the area of language pedagogy are task design and the teaching of literature, film, and culture in language classes. She also enjoys serving as a faculty reader for the Advanced Placement German examination.

  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis