German Department faculty combine research strengths in 18th-21st century literature and culture, literary and cultural theory, and Second Language Acquisition with a high level of dedication to teaching and advising. All German Department faculty teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate programs, from first-year instruction to graduate courses in their areas of specialty, and participate in the education of graduate students as teachers.
- Visiting Professors
- GU Faculty working on topics related to German
- Information for current faculty
Peter C. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
(University of California, Irvine)
Areas of interest: Nineteenth and 20th century German and Austrian literature, literary history, literary representations of social change. Fore more detailed information, visit Peter Pfeiffer's personal web site.
Heidi Byrnes, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Applied linguistics, second language acquisition and pedagogy, advanced second language literacy, curriculum development. For more detailed information, visit Heidi Byrnes's personal web site.
Mary Helen Dupree, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: 18th and early 19th century literature and culture, performance studies, gender studies, feminist literary history.
Friederike Eigler, Ph.D.
(Washington University, St. Louis)
Areas of interest: German and Austrian literature and culture, late 19th century to the present, cultural memory, feminist criticism. For more detailed information, visit Friederike Eigler's personal web site.
G. Ronald Murphy, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Early Medieval period, Romanticism, Classicism, early 20th century literature, religion and literature. For more detailed information, visit G. Ronald Murphy's personal web site.
Marianna Pankova, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: Foreign language curriculum design, second language acquisition, advanced foreign language learner, second language writing, discourse analysis.
Katrin Sieg, Ph.D.
(University of Washington)
Areas of interest: Cultural theory, queer and feminist theory, theater and performance, post-1945 German culture.
Astrid Weigert, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Eighteenth and 19th century literature, gender and genre, business culture.
(University of Bonn)
Helmut Schneider, Ph.D.
(University of Bonn)
Roth Distinguished Writer-in-Residence
Stefan Fink, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Linguistic Semantics and cognition, applied linguistics, language in the mass media, foreign language pedagogy
Kurt R. Jankowsky, Ph.D.
(University of Münster)
Areas of interest: Synchronic and diachronic descriptions of language, linguistic approaches to content analysis, Indo-European languages
Alfred Obernberger, Ph.D.
Areas of interest: Dialectology, Germans in America, and historical linguistics
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- German Majors Receive Fulbright Teaching Grants
- Prof. Heidi Byrnes Receives 2013 Nelson H. Brooks Award
- Anna Zimmer Has Defended Her Dissertation with Distinction
- Jason Ager Has Defended His Dissertation
- Comparative Literature Major Wins Vista Higher Education Learning Contest