Annegret Oehme

Project Description

Portrait of Annegret Oehme, smiling with trees behind her

Assistant Professor, Department of Germanics

Ph.D. Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill (2011)

Contact Information:
E-mail: oehme@uw.edu
Office: Denny Hall 341
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Faculty Profile

Originally from Zwickau, Germany, I came to the United States to obtain a Ph.D. degree in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German, the combined program of Duke’s and UNC’s German departments.

My research interests include medieval and early modern German and Yiddish literature and cultural transfers within a German-Jewish context.

My books include “The Knight Without Boundaries: Yiddish and German Arthurian Wigalois Adaptations,” published by Brill in 2021, andHe Should Have Listened to His Wife: The Construction of Women’s Roles in German and Yiddish Pre-modern Wigalois Adaptations,” published by De Gruyter in 2020.

These books look at the adaptations and transformations of “Wigalois,” a text describing the adventures of an Arthurian knight, across different languages (Yiddish and German) as well as across different media (manuscripts, prints, wall paintings, comics) from the 13th to the 21st centuries.

 

Annegret Oehme is an Assistant Professor in the Department of German Studies at the University of Washington. She has published articles on pre-modern German and Yiddish literature in The German Quarterly, Ashkenaz, Daphnis, and Arthuriana, as well as the booksThe Knight Without Boundaries: Yiddish and German Arthurian Wigalois Adaptations,” published by Brill in 2021, and “He Should Have Listened to His Wife: The Construction of Women’s Roles in German and Yiddish Pre-modern Wigalois Adaptations,” published by De Gruyter in 2020.