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Dr. Carol Anne Costabile-Heming
Professor & Chairperson-World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #311127, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationMail Box: 311127, Language Building, Room No.: 101 
Email    Contact Number 940-565-2404    Fax No: 940-565-2581    World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures   
toggle toggle Professional Preparation
 PhDGermanWashington University in St. Louis1992
 MAGermanUniversity of Pennsylvania1989
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SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2013GERM3040001Topics in German Culture Download Syllabus
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20th- and 21st-century German literature and culture

Christa Wolf's life and legacy

Eastern European secret police agencies

toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2012-PresentProfessorWorld Languages, Literatures, and CulturesArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2008-2012ProfessorWorld Languages and Literatures Northern Kentucky University
2005-2008Associate Dean College of Arts and LettersMissouri State University
2004-2008ProfessorModern and Classical Languages Missouri State University
1999-2004Associate ProfessorModern and Classical Languages Missouri State University
1997-1999Assistant ProfessorModern and Classical Languages Missouri State University
1992-1997Assistant ProfessorGerman The Pennsylvania State University
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   1  2 3 4 5 6 7 
  YearPublication  Type
  “Intellectuals and the Wende: Missed Opportunities and Dashed Hopes.” Re-Reading East Germany: The Literature and Film of the GDR (1949-2009). Ed. Karen Leeder.
Cambridge University Press
Book chapters
“Responding to the MLA Report: Re-Contextualizing German Departments for the 21st Century.”
The German Quarterly
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“The Stasi on Display in Berlin: The Role of the Museum in the GDR’s Contested Legacy.” Stasi on Display
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
“History in Context: The Spreebogen and Das Haus am Werderschen Markt in the Context of the Architectural Debates.”in  After the Berlin Wall: Germany and Beyond. Eds. Katharina Gerstenberger and Jana Braziel
Book chapters
 “Illness as Metaphor: Christa Wolf, the GDR and Beyond.”
Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
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2012“Mentoring for 21st Century Contexts.”PresenterWomen in German
2012“Making History Come Alive.”PresenterSCOLT
2012“A Life as Others View It: Christa Wolf’s Reckoning with her Past in Stadt der Engel oder The Overcoat of Dr. Freud. "PresenterKentucky Foreign Language Conference
2012“’And the Books Remain’: Reading Christa Wolf through Stadt der Engel oder The Overcoat of Dr. Freud. "PresenterGerman Studies Association
2011“Intellectuals and the Wende: Missed Opportunities and Dashed Hopes.”PresenterUniversity of Oxford
2010“Behind Every Great Man… Konrad Zuse and His Muse.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2009“History in Context: The Foreign Ministry and the Federal Chancellery in the Context of the Architectural Debates.”PresenterUniversity of Cincinnati
2009“The Stasi on Display in Berlin: The Role of the Museum in the GDR’s Contested Legacy.”PresenterUniversity of Bath
2007“Personal Histories in Berlin Films from the 1940s and Today.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2006“Continued Confrontations with the Past: F.C. Delius’ Mein Jahr als Mörder and the Legacies of Twentieth-Century German History.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2004“Where Public and Private Intersect: The Intermingling of Spheres in Christa Wolf’s Ein Tag im Jahr.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2004“Illness as Metaphor: Christa Wolf and the GDR.”PresenterModern Language Association
2003“The Silencing of Critical Voices.”PresenterHumboldt University, Berlin
2003“Mahagonny Resurrected? Metaphors for Understanding 21st Century Berlin.”PresenterInternational Brecht Society
2003“Tracing History through Berlin’s Topography: Historical Memories and Post-1989 Berlin Narratives.”PresenterModern Language Association
2001“Sexual versus social satisfaction: Metaphors for understanding unified Germany in Peter Schneider’s Eduards Heimkehr.”PresenterModern Language Association
2001“The Changing Topography of Berlin in Peter Schneider’s Eduards Heimkehr.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2000“The Stasi Re-Visited: Literary Representations of the Stasi.”PresenterUniversity of Bristol
2000“Wenn die Zensierten sprechen: Über die Zensurmechanismen der DDR.”PresenterUniversity of Newcastle
2000“Uncovering the Truth: Jürgen Fuchs’s Retrospective on the Stasi.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
1998“Reconstructing History through Constructions of Memory: Stasi-Files as Collective Memory.”PresenterUniversity of Illinois
1998“Erinnerungsspiele: Günter Kunert’s Autobiography in the Context of (East/ West) German Literary History.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
1998“Questioning the Public Sphere: Critical Literature as an Extension of the State?”PresenterEast German Studies Group
1997“Approaching the Past: History and Fiction in Monika Maron’s Stille Zeile Sechs and Brigitte Burmeister’s Unter dem Namen Norma.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
1997“The Quest for Utopia: Androgyny in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina.”Presenter20th Century Literature Conference
1996“External Borders and Internal Barriers: GDR Literature and Its Contexts.”PresenterNew Hampshire Symposium
1994“Engendering the Dialectic: Agnes Heller, Christa Wolf, and the Dialectic of Enlightenment.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
1994“The Death of Utopia: Volker Braun’s Die Zickzackbrücke.”PresenterKentucky Foreign Language Conference
1993“Transit and Exile: Volker Braun and Anna Seghers.”PresenterKentucky Foreign Language Conference
1992“Stepping Out of the Shadows of Greatness: Christian Dietrich Grabbe’s Dramatic Works: An Answer to Epigonentum?”PresenterGerman Studies Association
1992“Aufrüstung: DDR-Literatur in einem europäischen Kontext.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
1991“Volker Braun’s Der Stoff zum Leben 1-3: Utopian Visions and Reality.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
1991“Images of the Wall in GDR Short Prose.”PresenterThe Pennsylvania State University
1989“Christa Wolf’s Kindheitsmuster: Vergangenheitsbewältigung and the Present.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
1989“Christa Wolf’s ‘Büchner-Preis-Rede’: Sprachkritik or Kulturkritik: The Frankfurt School Interprets Christa Wolf.”PresenterWomen in German
1989“Georg Büchner’s Erbe in the GDR--Volker Braun.”PresenterNew Hampshire Symposium
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)TitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2011-2012Tournees Festival GrantFrench Embassy$1800Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2011-2011Study Visit GrantDAAD$6448Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2010-2011Campus Weeks "Do Deutsch"German Information Center$3100Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2012Washington and Jefferson UniversityDepartment Program Review
2012City University of New YorkPromotion application review
2011City University of New YorkPromotion application review
2010University of Mary WashingtonGerman Program Review
2010Ball State UniversityDepartment Program Review
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2012-PresentGlobal Affairs CommitteeMemberUniversity Committee
2012-PresentAcademic Planning CommitteeMemberUniversity Committee
2012-PresentStudy Abroad Director Search CommitteeMemberUniversity Committee
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2012-PresentTexas Foreign Language Association  
2010-PresentWomen in German  
2010-PresentDAAD Alumni AssociationBoard Member, 2012-present 
2008-PresentAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages  
2008-PresentSouthern Conference on Language TeachingBoard Member, 2012-present 
2005-PresentAmericann Association of Colleges and Universities Associate Member
2000-PresentModern Language Association  
1990-PresentGerman Studies AssociationBoard Member, 2006-2009 
1984-PresentAmerican Association of Teachers of GermanPresident, 2010-2011 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2012Outstanding German Educator, Post-SecondaryAmerican Association of Teachers of German
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