Germanic Studies

Course offerings include approaches from historical, cultural, media, performance, and gender/sexuality studies and move beyond a traditional epoch-based mode of disciplinary engagement.

Students have the opportunity to: develop comprehensive knowledge and critical judgment of German literary history; acquire an understanding of literary texts in their aesthetic, social, political, (inter)cultural, and historical dimensions; apply a variety of critical methods and theories to the study of literary texts; and refine literary sensibilities, analytical skills, and conceptual abilities.

 

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Bowers, Katherine Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Arts and Literary Policies; Russian literature; Russian culture; literary culture; genre; narrative; imagined geography; the novel; Dostoevsky; gothic fiction
Frackman, Kyle Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Literary Policies; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Literary or Artistic Work Analysis; Social Determinants of Arts and Letters; Cultural Industries; Sexuality; Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.); Artistic and Literary Marginality; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; German studies; queer studies; Gender Studies; sexuality studies; literature; film; East Germany; Scandinavia; affect; Media; history of sexuality; history of science
Hallensleben, Markus Transcultural Studies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Literary or Artistic Works Analysis; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; German Language Cultures and Literatures; Transnational Literatures; Visual Arts and Literature; European Studies; Literature and Sciences; Literature and Migration; Narratives of Belonging
Iurascu, Ilinca Arts and Technologies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Media and Society; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Theories and Philosophies; German literature; media theory; Cultural Studies; film studies; critical theory; visual studies; media archeology
Karwowska, Bozena Sexuality, Body and Gender in Nazi Concentration Camps
Malakaj, Ervin Artistic and Literary Analysis Models; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; German studies; German Film Studies; German Media Studies; German Media History; Queer Theory and Queer Studies; Feminist and Queer Film Historiography; Critical Pedagogy
Pailer, Gaby German literature, gender and literature, drama and theatre, enlightment, classicism and romanticism
Rieger, Caroline Laughter in interaction, education for global citizenship, translation, language assessment, learning of a third language in a second language environment
Winthrop-Young, Geoffrey German theories of media and cultural techniques, Complexity, biological evolution and animal studies, Secret societies and conspiracy theories, Science Fiction (special focus on Alternate history)

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