Faculty Profile

Sarah McGaughey

Associate Professor of German (2007)

Contact Information

mcgaughs@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 114
717.245.1279

Bio

Her scholarship concentrates on architecture and literature in Central Europe of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. She has published on the work of Viennese author Hermann Broch as well as on topics such as fashion and interior design. Her current courses are on topics such as contemporary literature and popular culture, Germany and the environment, and the German language.

Education

  • B.A., Smith College, 1997
  • M.A., Washington University-St. Louis, 1999
  • Ph.D., 2005

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

GRMN 202 Int Grmn II: Mediated Grmn Clt
This course will familiarize students with discourses conducted at different language levels in various German media such as newspapers, TV, and music in addition to new social media. Students will analyze these discourses, and by doing so will acquire a better understanding of contemporary German issues, anxieties, and desires ranging from the impact of the New Right on German hip hop to the heated discussions of new architectural designs, such as the Holocaust monument in Berlin. Prerequisite: 201, or permission of the instructor.

GRMN 215 German Environments
Taught in German.

GRMN 500 Independent Study

GRMN 500 Independent Study

Spring 2016

GRMN 202 Int Grmn II: Mediated Grmn Clt
This course will familiarize students with discourses conducted at different language levels in various German media such as newspapers, TV, and music in addition to new social media. Students will analyze these discourses, and by doing so will acquire a better understanding of contemporary German issues, anxieties, and desires ranging from the impact of the New Right on German hip hop to the heated discussions of new architectural designs, such as the Holocaust monument in Berlin. Prerequisite: 201, or permission of the instructor.

GRMN 210 Exploring German Cultures
In this course, students learn about key periods and topics of German-speaking cultures in their historical contexts. The course exposes students to various cultural forms such as music, literature, art, and patterns of daily life. It provides students with a basic level of understanding of German cultures and allows them to reflect on German cultures in English. Classes meet three days a week. Offered in English. This course counts toward the German minor. The course will count for the German major, if taken as FLIC. Prerequisite, if taken as FLIC: 202, or the equivalent.

GRMN 550 Independent Research