Tenured and tenure-track faculty
M & W, 11:30-1:00
Teaching and research interests: German dialectology, Germanic philology, the structure of Modern German, Dutch language, and German-American studies
On research leave
Teaching interests: Twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and visual culture; German language; German-Jewish culture; theories of comedy and comic literature
Research interests: Twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and visual culture; German-Jewish modernity; theories of satire, comedy, tragedy and irony; the Frankfurt School/critical theory; Hegel and German Idealism
M & W, 3:00-4:00
Research and Teaching Interests: German and European visual culture and literature since 1700, intermedial encounters of literature and art, representation and narrative in museums, monuments, and tourist spaces, discourses of pathology, gender, and the body from Romanticism to the Weimar Republic
T, R, 1-2 pm & by appt.
Teaching interests: nineteenth-century German, German-American literature and culture
Research interests: reception and transformation in nineteenth-century America of German cultural materials, immigrant identity formation, German nationalism and national identity, and nineteenth-century political drama and poetry
M & W, 3:00-4:00 pm
Teaching interests: Applied linguistics, usage-based grammar, German
Research interests: Second language acquisition, longitudinal learner language development, learner corpus analysis, data-driven learning
T, R 1-2 pm
Research interests: Teaching German Language and Culture, Teaching German Language in all Levels, Second Language Acquisition, German & Iranian Exile Literature, Exile writers, Linguistic research in the languages German, Farsi and Azeri.
M, 1-2 pm, W, 10-11 am
Lena received her B.A. in Media Studies and English Language and Linguistics from the University of Trier, Germany. She is a graduate student in the Linguistics Department at KU. She is interested in second language acquisition, neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics.
M & T, 1:00-3:00
Research and Teaching Interests: German Language and Culture, German Film and Television, Folk and Fairy Tale Adaptations in Film, Television, and Comics/Graphic Novels.