German Studies

2013-14 General Catalog

Department of History
201 Humanities
(831) 459-2982

Program Description

Faculty and Professional Interests

Program Faculty

Zsuzsanna Abrams, Associate Professor of Languages
Applied linguistics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, intercultural communication, discourse analysis, computer-mediate communication

Amy Beal, Professor, Music
American music, 20th-century music, experimental and improvisatory performance practices, postwar and Cold War culture, German new music festivals and radio stations, piano performance, contemporary music ensemble

A. Hunter Bivens, Assistant Professor in Literature
Twentieth- and 21st-century German literature and film, Marxism and critical theory, psychoanalysis, lyric poetry, literary realism, the novel

Walter Campbell, Lecturer in German Language
Language teaching, 18th- and 19th-century German literature, history of German

Mark Cioc, Professor of History 
German history, modern European history, environmental history

Jocelyn Hoy, Lecturer, Philosophy
Feminist philosophy, 19th- and 20th-century continental philosophy

Donna Hunter, Associate Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture
European painting (especially French) from 1600 to the 1960s; German art and visual culture between the two world wars; art as social practice, portraiture

Virginia Jansen, Emerita, History of Art and Visual Culture

Margaret Morse, Professor, Film and Digital Media
Digital and electronic media theory and criticism, media art, media history, technology and culture, film history and theory, German cinema, documentary, science fiction, and silent comedy

Loisa Nygaard, Associate Professor of Literature
Eighteenth- and early 19th-century German literature; romanticism; aesthetics and politics of landscape; military theory

Program Faculty Advisers

Mark Cioc, Professor of History

Loisa Nygaard, Associate Professor of German Literature

A.Hunter Bivens, Assistant Professor of German Literature

Revised: 09/01/13