Department of Modern Languages

The University of Mississippi

Corina L. Petrescu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of German
Undergraduate Advisor for German

Office: Bondurant E-208
Email: petrescuATolemiss.edu
Phone: (662) 915-7716

Biography:
Dr. Corina L. Petrescu is Associate Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages at The University of Mississippi, where she has been teaching since 2008. She obtained her Licenţă in German and American studies from Universitatea Bucureşti, Romania, (2000), her M.A. in German studies with a cultural studies certificate from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, (2000) and her Ph. D. in German studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2006). Dr. Petrescu teaches courses in German language, literature, and cultural studies and European studies.

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

Research 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

Publications (Selection):

Authored and Edited Books:Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc
Forthcoming: Cold War Spy Stories from the Eastern Bloc (working title). Co-edited with Valentina Glajar and Alison Lewis. Lincoln, NE: UP Nebraska, 2018.

Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing. Co-edited with Valentina Glajar and Alison Lewis. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2016. Link.

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

Journal Guest Editor:
Forthcoming:Archive und Geheimdienstakten: Dialogisches Erinnern an Verfolgung und Zensur im Ostblock.” Monatshefte (Special) 110.2 (2018). Guest editor with Valentina Glajar and Alison Lewis.

Articles and Book Chapters:
Work-in-Progress:Di drayer-opere: Bertolt Brecht on the Yiddish Stage” in Brecht Yearbook (2019): 15ms.

Work-in-Progress: “Of a Mother and a Daughter on the Yiddish Stage.” Women on the Yiddish Stage. Ed. Alyssa Quint and Amanda Seigel. 20ms.

Forthcoming: “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: UP Nebraska, 2018. 25ms.

Forthcoming: “Introduction.” Glajar, Lewis and Petrescu. Cold War Spy Stories from the Eastern Bloc. Eds. Valentina Glajar, Alison, Lewis, and Corina L. Petrescu. Lincoln, NE: UP Nebraska, 2018. 15ms.

Forthcoming:Rote Handschuhe (2001): Eginald Schlattners Mea-culpa-Roman?” in Monatshefte (Special), 110.2 (2018): 15 ms.

Forthcoming: “Einleitung.” Petrescu, Lewis and Glajar. Monatshefte (Special), 110.2 (2018): 10ms.

Forthcoming: “Beim Lesen einer Akte: Securitate Unterlagen als Geschichte und Geschichten.“ Aus den Giftschränken des Kommunismus. Florian Kührer-Wielach und Michaela Nowotnick (Hg.). Regensburg: Verlag Friedrich Pustet, 2018. 20 ms.

Forthcoming: “Under Surveillance: The Jewish State Theater in Bucharest in the Files of the Securitate in the 1970s” in Caietele CNSAS (2018): 18 ms.

“Celebrating Yiddish Theater in Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej’s Romania” in Revista de istorie a evreilor din România (Review for the History of Jews in Romania) 2 (2017): 182-197 [A slightly modified version of it appeared in Hungarian as “Egy másik 1956: A romániai jiddis színház 80 éve” (A Different 1956 – 80 Years of Yiddish Theater in Romania) in Regio 4 (2017): 227-252. Translated into Hungarian by Marcell Nagy and Szonja Komoróczy].

“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.

“Introduction.” Lewis, Glajar and Petrescu. 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.