Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Corina L. Petrescu, Ph.D.

Corina PetresciAssociate Professor of German

Office: Bondurant E-208
Phone: 662-915-7716
Email: petrescu@olemiss.edu

Education:
Ph.D. in German Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
M.A. in German Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2000
Licenţă in German and American Studies, Universitatea Bucureşti, Romania, 2000

Research and Teaching Interests:
Secret Police Files as Life Writing, Yiddish Theater in Eastern Europe, Transcultural Literature, National Socialist Germany, Representations of 1968 in the German and Romanian Imaginary

Courses Taught:
GERM 303: Composition Conversation I
GERM 304: Composition Conversation II
GERM 321: German Culture and Civilization
GERM 331: Introduction to Literary Analysis in German
GERM 361/ 561: German Cinema
GERM 578: Survey in German Literature and Culture since the Age of Goethe
GERM 585: Nineteenth-Century German Literature and Culture
GERM 586: Twentieth-Century German Literature and Culture
GERM 587: German Fairy Tales
GERM 593: Topics in German Cultural Studies

Recents Publications:

Books

Glajar, Valentina, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu, eds. Cold War Spy Stories from Eastern Europe. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska UP, forthcoming August 2019.

Glajar, Valentina. Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu, eds. Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2016.

Petrescu, Corina L. Against All Odds: Subversive Spaces in National Socialist Germany. Oxford et.al.: Peter Lang, 2010.

Articles and Book Chapters

Petrescu, Corina L. “Of Sources and Files: The Making of the Securitate Target Ana Novac,” Cold War Spy Stories from the Eastern Bloc. Eds. Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska UP, 2019, in press.

Glajar, Valentina, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu. “Introduction,” Cold War Spy Stories from the Eastern Bloc. Eds. Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu. Lincoln, NE: Nebraska UP, 2019, in press.

Petrescu, Corina L. ”Ana Novac,” Onlinelexikon zur deutschsprachigen Literatur im Donau-Karpatenraum. Ed. Institut für deutsche Kultur und Geschichte Südosteuropas an der Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, forthcoming March 2019.

Petrescu, Corina L. “Under Surveillance: The Jewish State Theater in Bucharest in the Files of the Securitate in the 1970s,” Caietele CNSAS (CNSAS Notebooks) 2018, in press.

Petrescu, Corina L. “Beim Lesen einer Akte: Securitate Unterlagen als Geschichte und Geschichten,“ Aus den Giftschränken des Kommunismus. Eds. Florian Kührer-Wielach and Michaela Nowotnick. Regensburg: Verlag Friedrich Pustet, forthcoming November 12, 2018.

Petrescu, Corina L. “Auf den Spuren des jiddischen Theaters in Rumänien – Archivbericht,“ Spiegelungen – Zeitschrift für deutsche Kultur und Geschichte Südosteuropas (Special Issue: Archive in Rumänien I) 1 (2018): 95-101.

Petrescu, Corina L. “Rote Handschuhe (2001): Eginald Schlattners Mea-culpa-Roman?,” Monatshefte (Special Issue: Archive und Geheimdienstakten: Dialogisches Erinnern an Verfolgung und Zensur im Ostblock), 110.2 (2018): 230-240.

Petrescu, Corina L., Alison Lewis, and Valentina Glajar, “Einleitung,” Monatshefte (Special Issue: Archive und Geheimdienstakten: Dialogisches Erinnern an Verfolgung und Zensur im Ostblock), 110.2 (2018): 169-177.

Petrescu, Corina L., “Celebrating Yiddish Theater in Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej’s Romania,” Revista de istorie a evreilor din România (Review for the History of Jews in Romania) 2 (2017): 182-197. [Slightly modified version in Hungarian: “Egy másik 1956: A romániai jiddis színház 80 éve” (A Different 1956 – 80 Years of Yiddish Theater in Romania), Regio4 (2017): 227-252. Translated into Hungarian by Marcell Nagy and Szonja Komoróczy].

Petrescu, Corina L. “Witness for the Prosecution: Eginald Schlattner in the Files of the Securitate,” Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing. Eds. Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2016. 84-111.

Lewis, Alison, Valentina Glajar, and Corina L. Petrescu, “Introduction,” Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing. Eds. Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2016. 1-23.

Professional Activities:
Undergraduate Advisor in German

Awards and Honors:
Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Institut für Jüdische Studien und Religionswissenschaft, Universität Potsdam, Germany (18 months), 2016
Senior Core Fellowship, Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University Budapest, Hungary (9 months), 2015
DAAD Research Visit Grant, Universität Potsdam, Germany (3 months), 2014
DAAD Summer Research Grant, Washington University in St. Louis, MO (2 months), 2013
Summer Research Grant, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Mississippi, MS, 2010 and 2009