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Annegret Oehme

Assistant Professor

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DEN 330
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Ph.D., Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies, Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016
M.A., Medieval German Literature and Language, Freie Universität Berlin, 2011
B.A., Jewish Studies and German Philology, Freie Universität Berlin, 2008
Originally from Zwickau, Germany, I came to the United States to obtain a Ph.D. degree. My research interests include medieval and early modern German and Yiddish literature and cultural transfers within a German-Jewish context. I am currently working on a book project concerning the adaptations and transformations of Wigalois, a text describing the adventures of an Arthurian knight, across different languages (Yiddish and German) as well as across different media (manuscripts, prints, wall paintings, comics) from the 13th to the 21st centuries.


“A Franconian Knight at King Arthur’s Court: Regional Identity and Medieval Iconography in Die phantastischen Abenteuer des Glücksritters Wigalois (2011),” in German Quarterly (92.2 /2019): 229-245.

“In a Footnote. Early Yiddish Explorations.” In Association for Jewish StudiesPerspectives (2018/2).

“Schweigen ist Silber, Reden ist Gold. Über die Bedeutung von Reflexion und Kommunikation in der jiddischen Magelone Adaptation," in Aschkenas 25/1 (2015): 83-96.

“Spinoza in Love. Reflections, Affect, and Subjectivity in the Yiddish Magelene Adaptation,” in DAPHNIS & CHLOE 43 (2015/43): 54-72.

“'es wil mein namen nirgez nenen.' Identitätskonstruktionen in der jiddischen Paris un Viene Adaption,” in Hybridität und Spiel. Ed. by Martin Baisch and Jutta Eming, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2013. 339-355. 

Forthcoming: “Wellichs du tuſt, das wirt dich reuen. Strategien der Wissensvermittlung in Albrechts von Eyb Ehebüchlein’,” in Wissen und Geltung. Ed. by Benjamin Hübbe Berlin: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Forthcoming“He Should Have Listened to His Wife.” Agential Women in German and Yiddish Wigalois Adaptations. Short-Form monograph (De Gruyter).



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Association for Jewish Studies, German Studies Association, International Arthurian Society, Modern Language Association of America, Sixteenth Century Society