Claudia Drieling

TitleAssistant Professor




OfficeGeneral Classroom Building
Room: A-436

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Claudia Drieling


Ph D: English Language and Literature, Christian-Albrechts Universitaet Kiel with Indiana University, 2008

MA: Business & Economics Education, Intl Clg-Germany, 1996

BA: Business & Economics Education, Intl Clg-Germany, 1991

Research Interests

My primary research focuses on African American and diasporic literature and intersects with food studies and onomastic studies. I am interested in literary constructs of “home,” migration, and globalism. My current research focuses on the relationship between African America and Afro-Germany in contemporary fiction and life-writing.

Recent Publications

Drieling, Claudia  (2017).  Voices in Counterpoint.  (26,  pp. 34-47).  North Carolina Literary Review.

Drieling, Claudia  (2015).  Violent Health and Comforting Illness.  Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC)  (375,  pp. 177-184).  Gale, Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC).

Drieling, Claudia  (2015).  Willa and Willie.  Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC)  (375,  pp. 204-213).  Gale, Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC).

Drieling, Claudia  (2011).  Constructs of "Home" in Gloria Naylor's Quartet.   Koenigshausen & Neumann.

Drieling, Claudia  (2010).  Violent Health and Comforting Illness: Paradoxical Body Fictions in Gloria Naylor’s Linden Hills.  In Claudine Raynaud, Suzette Tanis-Plant, and Emmanuelle Andrès,  Entre Apocalypse et Rédemption: L'Ecriture de Gloria Naylor: Writing in between Apocalypse and Redemption: Gloria Naylor's Fiction 

Drieling, Claudia  (2002).  Heimsuche, Heimsuchung: ‘Home’ in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day.  (4,  35,  pp. 325-345).

Drieling, Claudia  Culinary Deep Talk: Material Worlds and Resistance in Early African American Cookbooks and Linden Hills.  In Sharon A. Lewis and Ama Wattley,  Gloria Naylor: Contemporary Critical Analyses