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Katra Byram

Katra Byram

Katra Byram

Associate Professor of German Language and Literature



Areas of Expertise

  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century German Literature and Culture
  • Cultural Memory
  • Ecocriticism


  • MA, PhD, 2008, UC Berkeley
Katra Byram’s research and teaching interests lie in four main areas: German literature and culture (1848-present), narrative theory, culture and history in second language acquisition and teaching. In all of these areas, she seeks to understand how specific historically and culturally marked identities and experiences take shape in particular linguistic, narrative, and artistic forms. She has published a book, Ethics and the Dynamic Observer Narrator: Reckoning with Past and Present in German Literature (Ohio State University Press, 2015), and articles on nineteenth-century German literature, culture and language pedagogy, post-WWII mother memoirs, and tiny houses and the Bildungsroman.  

Learn more about Byram's current research.