Teaching

Please refer to KLIPS for course descriptions, requirements, and deadlines. Assignments and material can be found on OLAT (click on the respective course titles below).

winter term 2019-2020

Introduction to Cultural Studies (B.Ed. M 3.1; BA M 1.3; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft; Studium Generale)

Teaching Cultural Studies (B.Ed. M 5.2, school project)

Film (as) Art: Image, Sound, Meaning (B.Ed. M 6.1; BA M 4.1/ 6.1/ 7.1; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft)

The American Novel (M.Ed. 10.1/ 12.1; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft)

Symposium: Research Perspectives (M 11.2)

Colloquium (for Ph.D. candidates, Post-docs, advanced master students)

Ringvorlesung Perspektiven und Schlüsselkonzepte der Kulturwissenschaft (M.A. Kulturwissenschaft)
session on "Hochkultur und Populärkultur/ Kanon"; December 16, 2019 (4-6 pm, E 414)

Ringvorlesung Koblenzer Forschungsfelder (M.A. Kulturwissenschaft)
session on "Körper-Reisen“ (with Prof. Dr. Uta Schaffers, German Department); November 5, 2019 (3-4 pm, F 144)

 

Past courses:

summer term 2019

Introduction to Cultural Studies (B.Ed. M 3.1; BA M 1.3; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft; Studium Generale)

Multicultural American Literature (B.Ed. M 6.2; BA M4.2/6.2/7.2; open to Kulturwissenschaft)

Teaching Multicultural Literatures (M.Ed. M 8.2)

From Geeche Limes to Mint Julep: Foodways, Intersectionality, and American Literature (M. Ed. M 10.1/ 12.1; open to Kulturwissenschaft)

Symposium: Research Perspectives on Cultural Studies (M 11.2)

Colloquium (for Ph.D. candidates, Post-docs, advanced master students)

 winter term 2018-2019

Introduction to Cultural Studies (B.Ed. M 3.1; BA M 1.3; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft; Studium Generale)

National Celebrations, Festivals, and Holidays: Teaching Anglophone Cultures (B.Ed. M 5.2; school project)

Taste of Culture: Food in Film, Literature, and the Arts (B.Ed. M 6.1; BA 4.1/6.1/7.1; open to Kulturwissenschaft)

The Sacred and the Profane: Food, Religion, and American Literature/ Esskulturen (M.Ed. 10.1/ 12.1; open to Kulturwissenschaft) - the course is co-taught with Professor Michaela Bauks from the Dept. of Theology)

Symposium: Research Perspectives on Cultural Studies (M 11.2)

Ringvorlesung Perspektiven und Schlüsselkonzepte der Kulturwissenschaft (M.A. Kulturwissenschaft)
session on "Hochkultur und Populärkultur/ Kanon"; December 17, 2018 (4-6 pm, E 414)

Ringvorlesung Koblenzer Forschungsfelder (M.A. Kulturwissenschaft)
session on "Körper-Reisen“ (with Prof. Dr. Uta Schaffers, German Department); October 30, 2018 (1-2pm, F 144)

summer term 2018

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/M 1.3; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft; Studium Generale)

Looking, Listening, Reading: Film Analysis (M6.1, open to BA Kulturwissenschaft)

Teaching Poetries (M 8.2)

American Travel Literature (M 10.1/12.1, open to BA Kulturwissenschaft)

Symposium: Research Perspectives on Cultural Studies (M 11.2)

 winter term 2017-18

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/M 1.3; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft; Studium Generale)

Teaching Visual Culture (School Project) (M 5.2)

Imag(in)ing Justice: Law, Rights, and Ethics in Popular (Visual) Culture (M 6.1, open to BA Kulturwissenschaft)

Consumption and Consumer Practices in 19th Century America (M 10.1, 12.1; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft)

Symposium: Research Perspectives on Cultural Studies (M 11.2)

 summer term 2017

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/M 1.3; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft; Studium Generale)

Introduction to Analyzing Literature (M 1.1; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft; Studium Generale)

Teaching Graphic Novels (M 8)

Power, Ethics, Ideology: Photography and the Politics of Representation (M 9.1/11.1; open to BA Kulturwissenschaft)

Research Symposium (11.2)

Schnuppervorlesung: "It doesn’t matter what type of animal you are" – Equality, Empowerment, and Emancipation in Disney's Zootopia (together with Dr. Sarah Schäfer-Althaus)

winter term 2016-2017

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/ M 1.3; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft, Studium Generale)

Screen Language: Form and Meaning in Film (M 6.1/ M 4.1, 6.1, 7.1; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

Hollywood Goes to School: Film in the EFL-Classroom (M 5.2) - school project

This course is organized in cooperation with different schools. In the first part of the course, students do regular coursework, discussing the various ways in which film can be relevant for teaching English and cultural studies. In the second part of the course, students prepare a teaching project in small groups. The third part of the course consists of a 'project day' in school during which students realize their own projects and gather real-life experience with (team-) teaching.

Intermediality, Multimodality, and Visual Narratives (M 11.1, M 9.1; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

Research Symposium (M 11.2)

 summer term 2016

sabbatical - no courses

 winter term 2015-16

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/ M 1.3; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft M 15.2)

Identity and (Sub)Cultures in the EFL-Classroom (M 5.2)

This course was organized to be part of the university's cooperation with secondary schools in Koblenz to give students the opportunity to gain practical experience. In the course, they developed ideas for a "cultural studies day" at school, which they then actively 'tried out' in school.

"The Future Is Already Here": Issues in Contemporary Dystopian Film (M 11.1, M 9.1; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft M 11.2)

This course was funded by the university as an innovative teaching project to explore the possibility of "forschendes Lernen." Students were given the opportunity to develop their own research projects and presented them during a poster session, which was part of the conference "'Tell Freedom I Said Hello': Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction," which took place on January 22, 2016.

Research Symposium (M 11.2)

Research Symposium (12.2)

Schnuppervorlesung "Reel Gender Matters: Princes and Heroines (and Monsters) in Contemporary Animation Movies"

 summer term 2015

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/ M 1.3; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft M 15.2)

Introduction to Analyzing Literature (M1.1; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft M 8)

Teaching Environmental Literature (M 8.2)

Literature & Adaptation (M 10.1, M 12.1)

Imag(in)ing Nature: Ecocriticism and Visual Studies (M 11.1, M 9.1; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft M 11.2)

Research Symposium (M 11.2; 12.2)

 winter term 2014-2015

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/ M 1.3; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

American Poetry and Poetics: From the Puritans to the 21st Century (M 6.3/ M 4.3, 6.3, 7.3)

Fashion, Youth Cultures, and Subcultures in the EFL-Classroom (M 5.2)

Gender and Genre in Contemporary American Film  (M 11.1, M 9.1; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

Research Symposium (M 11.2)

 summer term 2014

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/ M 1.3; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

21st Century American Fiction (M 6.3/ M 4.3, 6.3, 7.3)

Teaching Contemporary American Novels (M 8.2)

American Photography: From the Daguerreotype to the Digital Image (M 11.1, M 9.1; open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

Research Symposium (M 11.2)

 winter term 2013-14

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/ M 1.3, open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

Introduction to Film Analysis (M 6.1, open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

Literatures in English (M 4.1)

Dystopian Visions in American Film (M 11.1, M 9.1, open to B.A. Kulturwissenschaft)

Research Symposium (M 11.2)

 summer term 2013

Introduction to Cultural Studies (M 3.1/ M 1.3)

Reading Fashion (M 6.1)

19th Century American Frontier Novels (M 6.3)

Reel Identity: Race, Class, and Gender in American Film (M 11.1)

Research Symposium (M 11.2)

winter term 2012-13

Cultural Studies Goes to School (M. 5.2)

The American Short Story (M 6.3)

Teaching Poetry (M. 8.2)

Visual Culture (M 9.1/ M 11.1)

Research Symposium (M 11.2)