Dagmar Jaeger is Senior Lecturer in German Studies. She teaches German language and culture from introductory to advanced levels as well as classes in German literature and poetry. Her latest class design is a synchronous online German conversation class, funded by the MIT Alumni Class Funds.
Jaeger is the author of Theater im Medienzeitalter: Das postdramatische Theater von Elfriede Jelinek und Heiner Müller (Aisthesis, 2007, 2nd edition 2022) (Theater in the Age of Media: The Post-Dramatic Theater of Elfriede Jelinek and Heiner Müller). The book explores key similarities in the plays of Jelinek and Müller and defines the poetics of post-dramatic theater as a place that addresses changes in perception in an image-driven culture.
Her academic work features digital humanities, such as the digital exhibit Voices from East Germany, shown at the MIT Museum in 2015, and Gedenken und Gedächtnis: Memory and Commemoration in Contemporary German Literature, an online repository of interviews with German-speaking authors that allows students to interact with the interviews and texts to explore memory and its representation in German literatures and histories.
Dagmar Jaeger’s research include the implementation of instructional technology in the language classroom, creative writing and language learning, German theater and drama, and the representation of memory in literature and art.
PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst