Jakub J. Kazecki
Assistant Professor of German
Jakub Kazecki joined the faculty in German & Russian Studies in 2012 after teaching German language, literature and film courses at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT and McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.
Jakub’s research interests include 20th-century German literature (especially literature about the First World War), images of German-Polish relationships in literature, film and visual arts, and laughter and comedy in different media. He is the author of Laughter in the Trenches: Humour and Front Experience in German First World War Narratives (2012) and the co-editor of the books Heroism and Gender in Film (2014, together with Karen A. Ritzenhoff) and Border Visions: Borderlands in Film and Literature (2013, together with Karen A. Ritzenhoff and Cynthia Miller). His article “Mimicry of The Lizard Man: Dariusz Muszer’s Narratives of Migration in the (Post)Colonial Context” will appear in the fall in the volume Postcolonial Slavic Literatures After Communism, edited by Dirk Uffelmann and Klavdia Smola.
- 20th century German literature and film
- discourses of masculinity in German literature
- film studies
- German film after 1945
- German studies
- images of German-Polish relationships in literature film and visual arts
- laughter and comedy in literature film and visual arts
- laughter and comedy's relation to violence
- literature in the Weimar Republic (1919-1933)