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

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

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 300 Romanticism
The period of German Romanticism, starting around 1800, has been deeply influential for the formation of modern German identity. This seminar explores the innovative, radical and enduring works of Romantic literature, art, and music. It also introduces students to scientific innovations and political philosophies of the time.

Spring 2018

GRMN 251 Goethe Forever
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is the German Shakespeare, celebrated, copied, parodied, and even still read until the present day. The range of his work stretches from novels, novellas and poems to travel journals, theater plays and scientific treatises. Some Goethe quotes have become part of everyday German language, and all German school students have had to memorize parts of his work. In this class, we will study some of the best-known Goethe writings and also adaptations by Goethe's admirers and critics. Prerequisite: 202. Taught in German.