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Katrin Fischer

Lecturer in Rhetoric


Katrin Fischer received her doctorate in American Literature from the University of Paderborn, Germany, with a dissertation on the representation of Native Americans in crime fiction (published as a book in 2003).  She also published a book of Shakespeare quotations, an annotated edition of a young adult novel for ESL learners, as well as scholarly articles, encyclopedia entries, and book reviews.  She has taught at numerous institutions in Germany and the US, including Chemnitz University, Dresden University, and Bentley University.

Focusing on the Indian captivity narrative as a transnational phenomenon, she is currently working on a project about German immigrants captured by Native Americans.


Staatsexamen, Chemnitz University of Technology (Germany)
Dr.phil., University of Paderborn (Germany)

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