Splash Biography

CHRISTINA METZGER, Lecturer for the Yale German Department

Major: German Department

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: G 21

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Christina Metzger is a PhD student at the University of Freiburg (Germany). She is currently working on her thesis “(Living)History Theater as Form of Historical Memory Culture” in which she explores the intersections between theatrical performance, history and language.

After studying History, Classical Greek and English Linguistics and Literature at the University of Freiburg, she received her teaching diploma in 2017. Since then, she has been working in a project of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research aiming at improving both teacher education and theory-practice coherence at school level. She is also an academic research and writing instructor.

Paying special attention to the theoretical frameworks of memory culture, her research interests cover a broad field of performance studies, language studies, history and education.

She will be an Baden-Württemberg Exchange Scholar teaching in the German Language Program at Yale for the academic year 2019/2020.

Past Classes

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H3948: Homer's Iliad and the Silence of the Girls in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
There are few books that shaped the Eurocentric definition of literature as much as Homer's Iliad and Oddyssee. In this class, we will look at passages from the Iliad putting a special emphasis on the womxn of Troy. What was Homer's view on womxnhood or can we say that with regard to its heroines there indeed is "A Silence of the Girls?" (Pat Barker, 2018) in the Iliad?