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Dr. Valentina Glajar

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Fulbright Program Adviser

Office: Centennial 133
Phone: 512.245.3073
E-Mail: glajar@txstate.edu

Biography: VALENTINA  GLAJAR has received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is now Professor of German at Texas State University. She is the author of The German Legacy in East Central Europe (Camden House, 2004), coeditor (with Jeanine Teodorescu) of Local History, Transnational Memory in the Romanian Holocaust  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), and (with Domnica Radulescu) of “Gypsies” in European Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Vampirettes, Wretches, and Amazons: Western Representations of East European Women (East European Monographs; Columbia University Press, 2004). She also translated (with André Lefevere) the Nobel Laureate Herta Müller’s novel Traveling on One Leg (Northwestern University Press, 1998; 2010). With Bettina Brandt she coedited Herta Müller: Politics and Aesthetics (University of Nebraska Press, 2013). Her latest book, coedited with Alison Lewis and Corina L. Petrescu, is Secret Police Files: Between Surveillance and Life Writing (Camden House, 2016). She is currently working on a new book based on her research of Romanian communist secret police files, File Stories from the Archive.

Books:

Traveling on One Leg   Vampirettes, Wretches, and Amazons: Western Representations of East European Women   German Legacy In East Central Europe   “Gypsies” in European Literature and Culture

Local History, Transnational Memory in the Romanian Holocaust   Herta Mueller Politics and Aesthetics   Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing