I am currently an Associate Professor of German in the Department of Classics, German, Italian, Japanese and Russian at the College of Charleston. After teaching at Wellesley College for the academic year 1996-1997, I arrived in Charleston in July 1997. I teach an average of four courses per semester which range from the introductory language courses to upper-level classes on German film, literature and culture.
I earned my B.A. Hon. (Literature and Society) and B.A. (German) from Brown University . I received my M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley , where I studied German literature from the medieval period through the late twentieth-century. My dissertation, Masquerade: Woman, Nature, Modernity, allowed me to combine my interests in gender theory, cultural studies and film history. These interests are reflected in my publications , which include articles on Thomas Mann's Der Zauberberg, the representation of women healers in medieval epics, andElisabet Weirauch's three-volume novel, Der Skorpion.
I have livedand studied in various cities in Germany (Tübingen, Göttingen, Regensburg and Berlin) and studied at universities in Tübingen (Eberhard-Karls- Universität,) and Berlin ( Freie Universität Berlin).