Dr. Chantelle Warner is Assistant Professor of German and a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she specialized in 20th-century and contemporary German literature and applied linguistics. She has also studied in Münster and Frankfurt. Dr. Warner’s teaching and research interests cross the fields of literary and linguistic study. Her scholarly work focuses on language, and in particular literary language, as a site of struggle for social power and the investigation of how meanings and access to certain practices are regulated and controlled. These common theoretical issues drive her approach to literary texts as linguistic practices and her work on foreign language literacy and language/literature pedagogy. Dr. Warner has published on a variety of topics including the use of play in foreign language computer-mediated communication, the conceptualization of language study in the U.S., and immediacy effects in confessional literature. In her current book project, she looks at the abundance of autobiographically-based literary works appearing in German-speaking countries during the latter part of the twentieth century in relation to issues of recognition and representation and, through the purview of linguistic practice theory and literary pragmatics, examines the various textual effects that drive the production and reception of these works. Dr. Warner enjoys teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses on German language and literature, literary theory and issues in methods in foreign language teaching in learning.