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Mailing Address
Comparative Literature Program
Dartmouth College
6051 Reed Hall, Room 201
Hanover, NH 03755

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Telephone: (603) 646-2912
Fax: (603) 646-9288

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Irene Kacandes

Photo of Irene KacandesThe Dartmouth Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature
338 Dartmouth Hall
(603) 646-2639

Research Interests

  • Twentieth century prose fiction, especially the novel
  • Modern German literature (1750-present)
  • Modern Greek literature
  • Holocaust studies
  • Cultural studies
  • Feminist theory
  • Discourse analysis
  • Orality and literacy
  • Life writing 
  • Daddy's War: Greek American Storytelling, Family Memory, and Trauma. A Paramemoir was published in 2009 with the University of Nebraska Press, which also published her Talk Fiction: Literature and the Talk Explosion in 2001 as part of its "Frontiers of Narrative Series." She is also the co-editor of A User's Guide to German Cultural Studies (1997) and, with Marianne Hirsch, of Teaching the Representation of the Holocaust, published by the Modern Language Association in 2004.

Last Updated: 2/16/12