Olga Trokhimenko, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German
Office: Leutze Hall 215
Tel: (910) 962-7379
Fax: (910) 962-7712
M.A., University of Vermont
Ph.D., Duke University
Dr. Olga Trokhimenko teaches all levels of German language, literature, and culture, but particularly specializes in medieval culture and mythology, gender studies, and literary folklore. She has taught courses on German civilization, Brothers Grimms’ fairy-tales, Romance of King Arthur, and Vergangenheitsbewältigung(coming to terms with the Nazi-past in Germany). Dr. Trokhimenko’s areas of research are medieval German Studies, gender and feminist studies, and literary folklore. She has published articles and a book on the function of proverbs in medieval and modern traditions, as well as on education, gender, and sexuality in the literary discourses of the German Middle Ages. She is particularly interested in the theories of emotions and performativity, and is currently working on a monograph on women’s laughter in medieval German discourses.
“The Winsbecke Father-Son and Mother-Daughter Poems (Der Winsbecke and Die Winsbeckin), with a Medieval Parody.” Ed. and trans. Ann Marie Rasmussen and Olga V. Trokhimenko. In Medieval Conduct Literature: An Anthology of Vernacular Guides to Behavior of Youths, With English Translations. Ed. Mark D. Johnston. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009. 61-125. (peer-reviewed)
“‘And All Her Power Forsook Her’: Female Bodies and Speech in the Middle High German Tristan Continuations.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 110.2 (2011): 202-228.
“Women’s Laughter and Gender Politics in Medieval Conduct Discourse.” In Laughter in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Time. Ed. Albrecht Classen. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 5. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, 2010. 244-264.
“Questioning the Rod: Male Mastery and Female Resistance in Winsbeckin, mgf 474.” The Proverbial “Pied Piper”: A Festschrift Volume of Essays on the Occasion of Wolfgang Mieder’s Sixty-Fifth Birthday. Ed. Kevin J. McKenna. New York: Lang, 2009. 215-228.
“On the Dignity of Women: The ‘Ethical Reading’ of Winsbeckin in mgf 474, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin—Preussischer Kulturbesitz.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 107.4 (2008): 490-505.