Kirsten "Kit" Belgum
Associate Faculty — Ph.D., German, University of Wisconsin (Madison)
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone: 512-232-6375
- Office: BUR 324
- Campus Mail Code: C3300
College: Liberal Arts
Home Department: Germanic Studies
Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Research interests: Nineteenth-century German literature and culture, gender and the German novel, 19th/20th century women writers, feminist aesthetics
Popularizing the Nation: Audience, Representation, and the Production of Identity in Die Gartenlaube, 1853-1900. Lincoln: U Nebraska P, 1998.
Interior Meaning: Design of the Bourgeois Home in the Realist Novel. New York: Peter Lang, 1991.
"Popularizing the World: Karl Andrée’s Globus" forthcoming in Colloquia Germanica, (Special issue on travel literature) summer 2015.
"Censorship and Piracy: Publication and State Control in Early Nineteenth-Century Germany." Censorship and Exile. Ed. Johanna Hartmann and Hubert Zapf. Göttingen: V&R unipress, 2015. 121-135.
"The Culture of Borrowing: Transnational Influence in Travel Writing around 1800," Studies in Travel Writing 19:1 (February 2015): 1-14.
"Accidental Encounter: Why John Quincy Adams Translated German Culture for Americans," Early American Studies 13:1 (Winter 2015): 209-36.
"Distant Reception: Bringing Germany Books to America." Distant Readings: Topologies of German Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century. Ed. Lynne Tatlock and Matt Erlin. Rochester: Camden House, 2014. 209-227.
"'For the glory of my country': Defining America in Webster's American Dictionary and Lieber's Encyclopaedia Americana," Nineteenth-Century Contexts 35:3 (July 2013): 253-274. [on-line at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08905495.2013.806714]
Courses taught recently:
GER 392 Travel and Literature
GER 392 Creating a National Culture: Germany, 1750-1890
GER 392 Popular Culture and the Canon
GER 386.3 German Literature: Enlightenment to Realism
upper-division courses in English
GRC 323E/EUS 347/CL 323 European Travel Literature
GRC 360E/GOV 365N German Nationalisms
lower-division course in English
EUS 303 Voyages that Changed the World
GRC 301/HIS 306N/GRG 309 Life of a City: 20th-Century Berlin
upper-division German courses
GER 373 German Travel Literature
GER 363K Life Writing as Cultural History
GER 346L German Literature: Enlightenment to Present
GER 343C Contemporary German Civilization
GER 331L Advanced Conversation and Composition