Faculty Profile

Antje Pfannkuchen

Assistant Professor of German (2009)

Contact Information

pfannkua@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 11M
717.254.8151

Bio

Antje Pfannkuchen is a researcher in German media studies and cultural history. Her work is concerned with relationships of media-technology, science, literature and art. She has published on German Enlightenment poet and scientist Georg Christoph Lichtenberg as well as on Ezra Pound's interests in 19th century German science. Her current book project investigates the conditions and correlations of Romanticism and the invention of photography. Courses she has been and will be teaching include German Media Studies, German Film, German Stories - classical and digital, the Culture of the two Germanies, German Romanticism, German-Jewish Culture and all levels of German language.

Education

  • M.A., FU Berlin, 2000
  • M.P.S., New York University, 2002
  • Ph.D., 2010

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

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. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

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. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

GRMN 303 The Two Germanies: Cltr of E&W
For 40 years, Germany consisted of two states--the German Democratic Republic (GDR )and the Federal Republic of Germany (BRD). The contexts and conditions within which these two countries developed and their distinct cultural forms are the focus of this course. Literary and artistic production, political structures as well as differences in daily life will be examined within the context of learning more about the two Germanies. Prerequisite: a 200-level German course at 210 or above, or permission of the instructor.