Garbe, Christine Profile Page
Garbe, Christine
Prof. Dr.
Institute for German Language and Literature II
University of Cologne
Richard-Strauß-Str. 2,
Room No. 0.A13
50931 Köln, Germany
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Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2010: Chair for “Reading and Media Socialisation” in the Faculty of Philosphy at the University of Cologne
  • Since 1996 | Professor of German Language and Literature and its Didactics within the faculty of Education at the Leuphana University, Lueneburg; since 1998 also lecturer in the Department for Applied Cultural Sciences (in the area of Language and Communication)
  • 1991 | Doctorate (PhD) at the Free University of Berlin: Thesis on "Die 'weibliche' List im 'männlichen' Text. Jean-Jacques Rousseau in der feministischen Kritik" (1992)
  • 1990-1996 | Academic assistant at the Department of German Language and Literary Studies, Free University of Berlin ("Literary Socialisation and Reading Materials for Girls and Women")
  • 1985-1990 | Free-lance work as lecturer and author
  • 1983-1985 | Qualification as grammar school teacher for the subjects German, History and Politics, in Berlin
  • 1978-1982 | Cooperation in a research project led by Prof. Dr. Hartmut Eggert on the Didactics of Literature at the Free University (FU) Berlin, including publications in numerous cultural-politics journals; work on dissertation concerning the reading history of women (sponsored by the Protestant Student Foundation, Villigst)
  • 1971-1977 | Grammar-school teacher-training studies in the subjects German Language and Literature, History, Social and Educational Sciences at Hannover University (on scholarship awarded by Protestant Student Foundation, Villigst)
  • 1971 | School graduation certificate from Neusprachliches Gymnasium Großburgwedel (Grammar School for Modern Languages)

Main Publications

  • Die „weibliche“ List im „männlichen“ Text. Jean-Jacques Rous­seau in der femini­stischen Kri­tik. Stuttgart, Weimar: Metzler 1992; 260 S. (= Ergebnisse der Frauen­forschung; Bd. 29)
  • Frauen Le­sen. Untersu­chungen und Fallgeschichten zur „weiblichen Lektürepraxis“ und zur lite­rari­schen Sozialisa­tion von Studentinnen; 155 S. (= Literatur & Erfahrung H. 26/27, Berlin, Pa­derborn 1993; Herausgeberin und Mitautorin)
  • Eggert, Hartmut; Garbe, Christine: Literarische Sozialisation. Stuttgart, Wei­mar 1995; 2., aktualisierte und erweiterte Auf­lage. Stuttgart, Wei­mar: Metzler 2003 (= Sammlung Metzler, Realien zur Literatur 287); 237 S.
  • Garbe, Christine; Graf, Werner; Rosebrock, Cornelia; Schön, Erich (Hg.): Lesen im Wandel. Prob­leme der literarischen Sozialisation heute. Lüneburg: Universität Lüneburg 1997; 205 S. (= DidaktikDis­kurse Bd. 2, Lüneburg: FB 1 der Universität Lüneburg; Herausgeberin und Mitautorin)
  • Eggert, Hartmut; Garbe, Christine; Krüger-Fürhoff, Irmela Marei; Kumpfmüller, Michael: Literari­sche Intellektualität in der Mediengesellschaft. Empirische Vergewisserungen über Veränderungen kultureller Praktiken. Weinheim, München: Juventa 2000; 222 S.
  • Witte, Hansjörg; Garbe, Christine; Holle, Karl; Stückrath, Jörn; Willenberg, Heiner (Hg.): Deutsch­unterricht zwischen Kompetenzerwerb und Persönlichkeitsbildung. Dokumentation des Germa­nistentages 1999 in Lüneburg. Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren 2000; 354 S.
  • Garbe, Christine; Philipp, Maik (Hg.): Harry Potter – Ein Literatur- und Medienereignis im Blick­punkt interdisziplinärer Forschung. Hamburg und Münster: LIT Verlag 2006; 326 S. S. [LITERATUR – MEDIEN – REZEPTION. Studien zur Rezeption und Wirkung von Literatur und Medien]
  • Garbe, Christine; Holle, Karl; Salisch, Maria von: Entwicklung und Curriculum: Grundlagen einer Sequenzierung von Lehr-/Lernzielen im Bereich des (literarischen) Lesens. In: Groeben, Nor­bert, Hurrelmann, Bettina (Hg.): Empirische Unterrichtsforschung in der Literatur- und Lese­di­daktik. Ein Weiterbildungsprogramm. Weinheim und München: Juventa 2006, S. 115-154
  • Garbe, Christine; Holle, Karl; Jesch, Tatjana: TEXTE LESEN. Textverstehen – Lesedidaktik - Lesesozialisation. Schöningh: Paderborn 2009, 252 S. [= UTB StandardWissen Lehramt].
  • Garbe, Christine; Philipp, Maik; Ohlsen, Nele: LESESOZIALISATION. Arbeitsbuch. Schöningh: Paderborn 2009 [UTB], 256 S.
  • Garbe, Christine; Holle, Karl; Weinhold, Swantje (Eds.): Teaching Adolescent Struggling Readers in European Countries. Key Elements of Good Practices. Frankfurt/M. u.a.: Peter Lang 2010, 288 S.

Research & Projects

  • 2012: Chair and Speaker of Workshop 1: "Literacy beyond Reading and Writing" at the Comenius Thematic Meeting on Literacy, Maths & Science "Together for Basic Skills" in Brussels - Comenius Meeting Programme, Comenius Meeting BaCuLit Presentation
  • 2012: Initiator of an online platform “Boys & Books” aiming at fostering boys' reading motivation (www.boysandbooks.de )
  • 2011/2012: Contribution to the EU Literacy Report worked out by the High Level Expert Group on Literacy appointed by the European Commission, Speaker at the European Conference “Literacy for All” in Cyprus, September 2012, where the report has been launched - High Level Group Literacy Final Report, Literacy for All Conference Program Nicosia 09-2012
  • since 2010: Member of the PISA-PIRLS-Taskforce of the International Reading Association (IRA) - PISA-PIRLS Task Force - Presentation IRA Convention Orlando (2011), PISA-PIRLS Task Force - Presentation Europ Conference Mons (August 2011)
  • 2008-2010 | Consulting and evaluation of the first German national initiative with the aim of fostering reading competences in all content areas from grade 1 to 12: “Pro Lesen. Auf dem Weg zur Leseschule” (Pro Reading. On the Way to a Reading School); a nation wide project of the Deutsche Kultusministerkonferenz (Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany
  • since 2006 | Coordinator of EU-project within SOCRATES-programme: "ADORE. Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers. A Comparative Study of Good Practice in European Countries", with 11 European countries (project budget 630.000 Euro), duration: November 2006-March 2009
  • since 2004/2005 | Co-Founder of an interdisciplinary research-centre for "Media-culture and Media-socialisation" at Leuphana University, Lueneburg (with 7 professors from 5 disciplines), work with emphasis on "The acquisition of Literacy and Media-competence in Childhood and Adolescence"
  • 1998-2004 | Member of the DFG Research Programme focussing on "Reading Socialisation in a Media­ Society"
  • 1998-2001 | Leader of a DFG Research Project "Gender Difference and Reading Behaviour in Adolescence. How Reading matters in Me­dia Use of contemporary Adolescents " as part of research focussing on "Reading Socialisation in a Media Society"
  • 1997 | Co-Initiator of a DFG Research Programme focussing on "Reading Socialisation in a Media­ Society" (together with Hartmut Eggert, Norbert Groeben and Bettina Hurrelmann)
  • 1996-1998 | Co-leader (together with Hartmut Eggert) in the DFG Research Project "Literary Intellectualism in a Media Society. Media-biographical Case-studies regarding intellectual Socialisation of young Adults" at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1977-1978 | Participation in the DFG Research Project "How Students deal with Texts in Literary Lessons at School" at the Department of German Language and Literature, Free University of Berlin (Eggert/Berg/Rutschky) [DFG = German Research Foundation, funded by the German Government]


Transfer-Projects and Conference-organisation (Selection)

  • Since 2008 Initiator of an In-Service Teacher Training Programme “Improving Reading Skills in Middle Schools and Lower Secondary Schools (grades 5-10)” including 11 Modules
  • Since 2007 | Co-Initiator of the annual " Lüneburg liest!" week. ("Lueneburg is reading!") (www.lueneburg-liest.de)
  • 2006 Co-Initiator of the "Netzwerk Leseförderung Lüneburg e.V." (www.netzwerk-lese­foerderung.de) (Reading-Promotion Network, Lueneburg)
  • 2002-2004 | Co-organiser of the biennual Conference of the "Symposion Deutschdidaktik e.V." on "Empi­rical Progress in the Teaching and Learning of German Language and Literature" at the University of Lueneburg
  • 2000-2002 | Co-organiser of the biennual Conference of the "Symposion Deutschdidaktik e.V." on "German Lessons and Media Development" at the University of Jena


Research Focus

The study of German literature and its teaching, in particular: research on literary socialisation und reading behaviour, media socialisation of children and adolescents (especially focussed on gender differences) und empirical research on literary reception; research on literature and media for children and adolescents; research on gender and literature in 18th-21st Century.