Many KU students take advantage of the rich variety of study-abroad programs sponsored by our department and the University of Kansas. We encourage our students to participate in programs during the summer and the academic year. We work closely with the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) to explore financial support options and to coordinate transfer of credits. Students are encouraged to consult with the Study Abroad Advisor and with the Program Coordinator in the Office of Study Abroad as early as possible in their undergraduate career—first-semester in your first year at KU is not too early to start exploring options!
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Spring 2022 Office Hours:
Both In-Person and Via Zoom
Research and teaching interests: Dr. Meyertholen received her Ph.D. in Modern German Literature and Culture from Indiana University in 2014. Her interests connect post-1750 German literature and culture with art history and museum studies, and focus on painting in German-speaking Europe as represented through and in relation to different media. Bringing this fascination with modes of representation into the classroom, she engages art, film, and other visual media as a means to energize and enhance language learning.
Dr. Meyertholen has taught language and literature courses at all undergraduate levels, including for overseas study programs in both Germany and Austria. She has also studied at universities in Berlin and Würzburg, and worked in Munich. Her publications have explored interrelationships between Heinrich von Kleist and Caspar David Friedrich, Goethe's morphological thought and Wassily Kandinsky, and fairy tales in the foreign-language classroom. Past presentation topics have included Goethe’s poetry, the depiction of animals and zoos in art, Socialist aesthetics and political resistance, and fairy tales in literature, film, and pedagogy.