Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Christiane Arndt

Associate Professor

Research interests: 19th century literature and culture, Photography (and/in literature), Medical Humanities

E-mail: arndtc@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-2073
Office: Kingston Hall 408
Office hours: Fridays 1:00-2:00 pm

On leave in winter term 2018

Education

Ph.D. German Literature, Johns Hopkins University, 2006
Staatsexamen Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, 2000

About

Christiane Arndt’s research areas within German literature and culture are literary Realism, literature and photography, medicine and literature, and fantastic literature. Her current research project focuses on the interrelation of photography and literature with respect to the representation of diseases around the turn of the 19th century. In the spring of 2018, she will be working on this topic in Lübeck (Germany), supported by her second Humboldt Fellowship.

Christiane Arndt has authored a monograph „Abschied von der Wirklichkeit. Probleme bei der Darstellung von Realität im deutschsprachigen literarischen Realismus“ (Freiburg i.Br.: Rombach, 2009), co-edited  the volume „Organismus und Gesellschaft. Der Körper im deutschsprachigen Realismus und Naturalismus. (Bielefeld: transcript, 2011)“ and her recent articles are “Das Wunder als Spezialeffekt – Heinrich von Kleists Heilige Cäcile/The miracle as special effect – Heinrich von Kleist’s Heilige Cäcilie“, in: Kleist-Jahrbuch 2016; "Fantastische Bazillen. Fotografie in der Gesundheitserziehung der Familienzeitschriften des 19. Jahrhunderts/Fantastic Germs. Photography as a Medium of Public Health in 19th-Century Family Journals", in: Fotogeschichte. Beiträge zur Geschichte and Ästhetik der Fotografie. Heft 138/2015 Jg. 35, Fotografie and Medizin. Von der Glasplatte zur Simulation. Anna Lammers (ed.); “Der verfluchte Yankee! – Gabriele Reuter’s Der Amerikaner and Episode Hopkins”; in: Sophie Discovers America: German speaking Women write the New World. Rob McFarland and Michelle Stott James (ed.s). Rochester: Camden House 2014; and “Fieberkrank – Realistisches Erzählen als romantische Ansteckung bei Raabe und Storm”, in: Realismus und Romantik. Dirk Göttsche and Nicholas Saul (ed.s). Bielefeld: Aisthesis 2013.

For more further publications, academic background and public presentations, see Christiane Arndt’s CV.

CV as PDF document (143 KB)

Updated July 2017

Teaching

Professor Arndt is teaching following courses:

GRMN 101: Beginner’s German I
GRMN 308:Survey of German Cultural History I
GRMN 311: German Language and Culture through 18th- and 19th Century Literature
GRMN 247/LLCU 327: Sickness and Health – Cultural Representations in Medical Discourse
GRMN 429/LLCU 329: Uncanny Encounters