Dagmar Jaeger is a Lecturer in German. She has taught German from introductory to advanced levels as well as courses in German literature, culture, and poetry. She developed and leads 21G.409 Visual Arts, Media, Creative Expression as well as the online intermediate German conversation class 21G.S07 funded by the MIT Alumni Class Funds.
She is the author of Theater im Medienzeitalter. Das Postdramatische Theater von Elfriede Jelinek und Heiner Müller [Theater in the Media Age. The Post-Dramatic Theater of Elfriede Jelinek and Heiner Müller] (2007). She also developed “Gedenken und Gedächtnis” [Memory and Commemoration] for MIT German classes, a web repository of interviews with German-speaking authors that allows learners to interact with the interviews and texts to explore memory and representation in German literatures and histories. She authored “Voices from East Germany,” an interactive exhibit which was featured at the MIT Museum, Cambridge, in 2015. Viewers explore topics such as censorship and today’s memory of the GDR.
Jaeger’s fields of interest include the development and implementation of technology in the language classroom, creative writing in foreign language pedagogy, German theater and drama, and representation of memory in literature and art.
PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst
MA West Virginia University Morgantown
BA Pädagogische Hochschule, Germany