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Katherine Arens

Professor |
(512) 232-6363 |
BUR 320

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests: German Idealism, European Romanticism, Intellectual & cultural history (18th-20th centuries), literary & cultural theory, history of science, psychology, & the humanities, Austrian studies

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Kirsten "Kit" Belgum

Associate Professor |
512-232-6375 |
BUR 324

Education: Ph.D., German, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests: Nineteenth-Century German Studies, Popular Culture, Print Culture, Nationalism, German Realism, Travel literature

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Hans C. Boas

Professor; Raymond Dickson, Alton C. Allen and Dillon Anderson Centennial Professor; Director, Linguistics Research Center; Director, Texas German Dialect Project |
232-6358 |
BUR 328

Education: Ph.D., Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests: Syntax, Lexical Semantics, Computational Lexicography, Language Contact & Variation, Contrastive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics, Morphology, Endangered Languages, Phonology

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Pascale Bos

Associate Professor |

Education: Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)

Interests: Post 45 German & German-Jewish, modern Dutch, and modern Jewish literature & culture; Holocaust; ethnic minorities in Europe; autobiography, cultural memory, trauma, race & gender, sexual violence in armed conflict.

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Rikke Cortsen

Faculty |
512-232-6357 |

Education: Ph.D., Comparative Literature and Modern Culture, University of Copenhagen

Interests: Danish Language and Culture, Scandinavian and Nordic Culture, Cultural Theory, Comics and Graphic Novels, Popular Culture, Theory and Practice

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Kirkland A Fulk

Assistant Professor; Faculty Undergraduate Advisor |
BUR 364

Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests: Contemporary German literature and film, Critical Theory, Utopias, Postcolonialism, Science Fiction

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Yitskhok (Itzik) N. Gottesman

Faculty |
917-930-0295 |
Burdine 308

Education: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1993

Interests: Jewish folklore, Yiddish language and culture, folktale, folksong, East European Jewish folklife, Jewish American immigrant life

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Sabine Hake

Professor, Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture |
232-6379 |
BUR 332

Education: Ph.D., University of Hannover, Germany

Interests: German film, Weimar culture, modernism and the avant-garde, the culture of the metropolis, fascist aesthetics, working-class culture, Marxist theory

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Hubert P Heinen

Professor Emeritus |
471-4123 |
BUR 336

Education: Ph.D. Germanic Languages, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: German Language, Literature, & Culture; Medieval literature and culture; poetry and poetics

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Peter Hess

Associate Professor, Chair |
232-6352 |
BUR 336B

Education: Ph.D., German Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests: (1) Early modern German & European literary & cultural history (1450-1700), early modern globalization, poetics, rhetoric. (2) small countries in Europe, contemporary Switzerland.

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John Hoberman

Professor |
232-6368 |
BUR 322

Education: Ph.D. Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race

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Smyth Johansson

Lecturer |
232-6366 |
BUR 308

Education: MA, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Scandinavian Studies

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James C Kearney

Faculty |
28140 |
Burdine 304

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas

Interests: blues guitar, horses, Texas Germans, Texas feuds, barbecue, Texas Indians, rafting, canoeing

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Robert King

Professor |
923-3502 |
CAL 507

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin

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Barbara Laubenthal

DAAD Adjunct Associate Professor |
512-232-6374 |
BUR 368

Education: PhD, University of Giessen

Interests: Immigration policies in Germany and Europe; labor migration in Europe; reparation politics; memory studies

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Hannes Mandel

Faculty |
512-471-1482 |
BUR 310

Education: M.A., Princeton University; Universität Potsdam, Germany

Interests: German literature since the long 19th century, Media Studies, History of Technology, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities

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Hans-Bernhard Moeller

Associate Professor Emeritus |
232-6359 |
BUR 326

Education: Ph.D., German, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Interests: Comparative, intercultural media and genre studies, especially in Central European and German-American Contexts. Exile literature and exile film.

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Robert R Mollenauer

Associate Professor Emeritus |
471-4123 |
BUR 336

Education: PhD, German, Indiana University

Interests: Romanticism, literature and music, detective fiction

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Marc Pierce

Associate Professor |
232-6360 |
BUR 358

Education: Ph.D, Germanic Linguistics, University of Michigan

Interests: Historical linguistics, Germanic linguistics and philology, history of linguistics, phonology, Scandinavian studies

Kerstin Somerholter

Language Program Director |
5128920338 (cell, preferred) or 512 4714123 (office) |

Education: Ph.D. Germanic Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin

Interests: travel, tennis, reading, foreign films, hiking (Camino de Santiage de Compostela)

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Sandra B Straubhaar

Senior Lecturer |
232-6365 |
BUR 316

Education: Ph.D., German Studies and Humanities, Stanford University

Interests: Medieval Scandinavia, Postmodern Medievalism, Historical Linguistics

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Jürgen Streeck

Associate Professor |
471-1955 |
CMA A7.136

Education: Ph.D., Freie Universität Berlin

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Janet K Swaffar

Professor Emeritus |
232-6376 |
BUR 318

Education: Ph.D., German, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests: German literature post 1945, German media, applications of literary theory to reading and writing in a foreign language, foreign language acquisition and advanced learners

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Vincent Vanderheijden

Lecturer |
512-232-6372 |
Burdine 380

Education: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Interests: Foreign Language Pedagogy; Inter- and Transcultural Communicative Competence; Instructional Design and Curricular Development; Language Teacher Professional Development

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John M Weinstock

Professor Emeritus |
232-6369 |
BUR 354

Education: PhD, Indo-European Linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests: Sami Culture & Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, Norwegian Language & Literature, Scandinavian Music, Scandinavian Linguistics, Old Norse Language & Literature, Wagner's Operas

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Walter D Wetzels

Professor Emeritus |
471-4123 |
BUR 336

Education: PhD, German Literature, Princeton University

Interests: Age of Goethe, Romantic Science

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Lynn R Wilkinson

Associate Professor |
232-6370 |
BUR 360

Education: Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century European literature, culture, and film; women writers and women's and gender studies; literary and cultural theory; Scandinavian film.

  • Department of Germanic Studies

    University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Ave, C3300
    BUR 336
    Austin, Texas 78712-1802

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