Faculty Profile

Kamaal Haque

Assistant Professor of German (2008)

Contact Information

haquek@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 6M
717.245.1283

Bio

His research interests include German film, the literature and culture of the German-speaking Alps, and the influence of the Middle East in German culture. He has published on such diverse topics as the German mountain film, the poetry of Goethe, and Muslim minorities in Germany today. In addition to courses at all levels of German language and culture, he has taught recent courses such as The Mountain in the German Cultural Imagination, Minority Cultures in the German Context and Modern German Film.

Education

  • B.A., Drew University, 1997
  • M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2000
  • Ph.D., 2006

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

GRMN 201 Int German I:Contemp Grm Cltr
Using literary texts and media from contemporary German-speaking cultures, students focus on recognizing and practicing various registers of written and oral German while reviewing grammatical structures and expanding stylistic forms. For instance, the course will expose students to the differences between the language of a popular daily newspaper, a TV interview, a blog entry, or an essay by a German author. Students will have to use these forms appropriately in class in and their homework. Classes meet four days a week. Prerequisite: 102 or 103, or permission of the instructor.

GRMN 201 Int German I:Contemp Grm Cltr
Using literary texts and media from contemporary German-speaking cultures, students focus on recognizing and practicing various registers of written and oral German while reviewing grammatical structures and expanding stylistic forms. For instance, the course will expose students to the differences between the language of a popular daily newspaper, a TV interview, a blog entry, or an essay by a German author. Students will have to use these forms appropriately in class in and their homework. Classes meet four days a week. Prerequisite: 102 or 103, or permission of the instructor.

GRMN 250 Germ Lit/Cult of 1st World War
2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War One. Although eclipsed today by the horrors of World War II, the Great War or the War to End All Wars, as it was known, was also a cataclysmic event for European culture. In this course, we will examine how German-speaking writers, artists, and musicians dealt with the reality and the representation of war and its aftermath. We will read novelists, such as Erich Maria Remarque and Ernst Jünger, and poets, such as August Stramm and Gerrit Engelke. We will also analyze artwork of the period by artists, such as Käthe Kollwitz and George Grosz, as well as music. Course is in English. "Taught in German".

Spring 2015

GRMN 201 Int German I:Contemp Grm Cltr
Using literary texts and media from contemporary German-speaking cultures, students focus on recognizing and practicing various registers of written and oral German while reviewing grammatical structures and expanding stylistic forms. For instance, the course will expose students to the differences between the language of a popular daily newspaper, a TV interview, a blog entry, or an essay by a German author. Students will have to use these forms appropriately in class in and their homework. Classes meet four days a week. Prerequisite: 102 or 103, or permission of the instructor.

GRMN 400 Mtns in German Cult Imag
Advanced investigation of a particular writer, work, problem, or theme in German literature and/or culture, with emphasis on independent research and seminar reports. Prerequisite: German major or permission of the instructor.