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Traci S. O'Brien

Traci S. O'Brien

Associate Professor

Department Chair

World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Traci S. O'Brien

Contact Me

334-844-6350

tso0001@auburn.edu

6030 Haley Center

Office Hours

By Appointment

Education

PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Research Interests

German literature and culture of the 19th century, women's writing

Publications

  • "‘Farben, die es auf dieser Welt nicht gibt’: Remembering Reality in Lenka Reinerová’s Late Prose.” New Perspectives on Contemporary Austrian Literature and Culture. Ed. Katya Krylova. Oxford, UK: Peter Lang, 2018: 347-72.
  • “Note to Self? Postmodern Criminality and (Feminist) Consciousness in Eva Rossmann’s Freudsche Verbrechen.Women in German Yearbook 31 (2015): 122-46.
  • “Guidelines’ for Future Professionals: A Case for Graduate Training in Assessment.” Taking Stock of German Studies in the United States: The New Millennium. Eds. Carol Anne Costabile-Heming and Rachel J. Halverson. Rochester, NY and Suffolk, UK: Camden House, 2015: 226-48.
  • “Full Steam Ahead!’ Technology, Mobility and Human Progress in Ottilie Assing’s Reports from America.” German Women Writers and the Spatial (Re)Turn: A New Perspective. Eds. Carola Daffner and Beth Muellner. Berlin/Boston: DeGruyter, 2015:21-39.
  • “What’s In Your Bag? ‘Freudian Crimes‘ and Austria’s Nazi Past in Eva Rossmann’s Freudsche Verbrechen.” Tatort Germany: The Curious Case of German-Language Crime Fiction. Eds. Lynn Kutch and Todd Herzog. New Jersey: Camden House, 2014: 155-74.
  • “A Progressive Traditionalist. Ernst Schönwiese as a Literary Critic.” Proceedings of the International Ernst Schönwiese Symposium. Ed. Robert Weigel. Francke: Tübingen, 2012: 63-89.
  • Enlightened Reactions: Emancipation, Gender, and Race in German Women's Writing. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt a.M., New York, Vienna: Peter Lang, 2011.
  • "'Bridging the Gap' Within a Class: Managing a Range of Proficiency Levels in a Third-Year German Course." Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German. 42.2 (2009): 141-51.
  • "A 'Daughter of the Occident' Travels to the 'Orient': Ida von Hahn-Hahn's Gräfin Faustine and Orientalische Briefe." Women in German Yearbook 24 (2008): 26-48.

Courses Taught

  • FLGR 3010: Beginning German Comp & Conversation
  • FLGR 3020: Intermediate German Comp & Conversation
  • FLGR 3100: Introduction to German Literature