Karen Barkemeyer

Karen Barkemeyer

Karen Barkemeyer teaches German language, literature, and philosophy. She is currently teaching a class on 19th century German language philosophy and literature. Her research focuses on 19th century German literature and philosophy from a postmodern perspective as well as contemporary German literature and the question of community.

Education

  • PhD University of California at Santa Barbara
  • MA Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Teaching Areas

German language, German literature and philosophy, postmodern philosophy

Recent Publications

  • “Listening to the Voice of/as Other: Hölderlin and the Deconstruction of the 'German Nation'”, in The Germanic Review, 76.3 (summer 2001): 234-253.
  • “K.'s Arrival. Franz Kafka's The Castle in the Framework of Heidegger's Notion of Gewissen,” in Vagabondage: The Poetics of Movement. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference. Berkeley: Berkeley Academic Press, 1997: 115-124.
  • Constance Penley, “'Les Enfants de la Patrie.' Über France/Tour/Détour/ Deux Enfants” Die Kindheit überleben: Festschrift zu Ehren Ursula Mahlendorf, Eds. Thomas W. Kniesche, Lawrence A. Rickels, Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2004, 137-156.
  • Jill A. Kowalik, “Die Formation weiblicher Identität in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahren,” Die Kindheit überleben: Festschrift zu Ehren Ursula Mahlendorf, Eds. Thomas W. Kniesche, Lawrence A. Rickels, Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2004, 92-108.
  • (with Arnd Wedemeyer) Dana Hollander, “Buber, Cohen, Rosenzweig und die Politik kultureller Affirmation,” Transversal: Zeitschrift fuer Jüdische Studien, Volume 6 2005, no.1. Special Issue: Konstellationen Jüdischer Philosophie, eds. Daniel Wildmann, Ulrich Wyrwa.