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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
October 19, 2017
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Jennifer Askey

Coordinator: Academic Program Support

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5528
Fax: 519.752.0556
Office Location: STA 300A

Academic Background

Ph.D., Germanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis 

M.A., Germanic Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis

B.A. Political Economy and German, Tulane University

Additional Information



Good Girls, Good Germans: Girls' Education and Emotional Nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany. Camden House, 2013. 


“Der Zauberer der Smaragdenstadt: a Parallel Oz in the Eastern Bloc” Forthcoming in The Lion and the Unicorn, Johns Hopkins UP.

“Nursing and Care-taking in Stories for Girls: a Feminist Analysis of Conservative Youth Literature.” 
in New Feminist Criticism: German Women Writers of the 18th and 19th Centuries. Eds. Anna Richards and Helen Fronius, at Legenda, 2011.

“A Library for Girls: Publisher Ferdinand Hirt & Sohn and the Novels of Brigitte Augusti.” in Publishing Culture and the "Reading Nation": German Book History in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Lynne Tatlock, Camden House, June 2010. Pp. 155-178

“The National Family: Allegory and Femininity in a Festspiel from 1880.” Women in German Yearbook 24 (2008), 49-70.

“Growing into a Nation: Queen Luise and the Lessons of Nationalism in Adolescent Fiction for Girls” in Women Against Napoleon, Eds. Waltraud Maierhofer and Gertrud Roesch. Campus Verlag, 2007. 265-280

“‛Von dir hätte ich nur lernen können’, The nineteenth-century Luisencult and Literature for Young Women.” Colloquia Germanica 39.3/4 (2006), 317-337.

“I Read it Secretly: Clara Viebig’s Struggle with Naturalism.” Excavatio. 15.3-4 (2001), 120-133.

“Authority and Community in Theodor Storm’s Draußen im Heidedorf. Examining the Narrator and the Sexton.” Seminar. A Journal of Germanic Studies. 35.1 (1999), 23-37.