Maria Mayr, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of German and Russian
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s NL
A1B 3X9


E-mail: mmayr@mun.ca
Phone: (709)-864-8829
Fax: (709)-864-4000


Research Interests
Contemporary German-language Literature and Culture
Transnational Memory Discourses
German-language Literature from Eastern Europe
Inter-, Trans- and Multicultural Literatures
Theoretical concepts such as Memory, Identity, Culture, Nationhood, Belonging, Province


Education
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (2011)
The University of Western Ontario
Dissertation: Holey Berlin: Literatures of Migration in the Berlin Republic

M.A. In Comparative Literature (2005)
The University of Western Ontario
Thesis title: Bridging Borders in Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s
Die Brücke vom Goldenen Horn and Lee Maracle’s Ravensong

Honours B.A. in Philosophy and Religion (2003)
University of Toronto

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