Jakub J. Kazecki

Associate Professor of German



Roger Williams Hall, Room 229

European Studies

Roger Williams Hall, Room 229



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.


Current Courses

Fall Semester 2018

EUGR 254
Berlin and Vienna, 1900-1914

GER 101
Introduction to German Language and Culture I

GER 252
Tracing the Autobiographical: Personal Narratives in Twentieth-Century German Literature

Winter Semester 2019

GER 202
Intermediate German Language and Culture II

GER 234
Advanced German Language and Culture II

Short Term 2019

The Split Screen: Reconstructing National Identities in West and East German Cinema