Ph.D. in German and Scandinavian Studies, 2009, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Certificate in Advanced Feminist Studies, 2007, University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.A. in German Studies, 2004, University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A. in German Studies, 2001, Hamline University


Before joining the faculty at UBC in July 2012, Dr. Kyle Frackman taught at institutions in the United States: the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Smith College, and Amherst College.

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Dr. Frackman attended Hamline University, graduating with a major in German Studies. For 2001-2002, Dr. Frackman was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Hamburg, Germany. At UMass Amherst, Dr. Frackman completed graduate studies and a dissertation under the direction of Dr. Susan Cocalis.

Dr. Frackman has received research and travel support from a number of organizations and institutions, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)UBC, the Faculty of Arts, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, the Nordic Council, the Fulbright Commission, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, and the Swedish Institute.

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CENS 307 – Witches: Myth & Reality

GERM 510 – Literary History

GERM 521 – Viennese Modernism (German Cultural Studies)

SCAN 332A – Heroes in Nordic Literature and Film (Topics in Scandinavian Studies)

SCAN 411A – Scandinavian Drama & Film

SCAN 412 – The Northern European Epic

SCAN 415 – The World of the Sagas

Courses currently teaching

Research Interests

  • 18th- to 20th-century German-language and Scandinavian literature
  • East German culture and history
  • German and Nordic film
  • German-North American immigration
  • Gender studies, feminist theory, queer theory
  • German, Swedish, Finnish language

Research Projects

  • Homosexuality in East Germany
  • German-BC, German-Canadian immigration

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