This fall, we had the pleasure of adding two postdoctoral teaching fellows to our faculty: Julia Goetze and Hannes Hoefer.
Dr. Goetze completed her PhD in German Studies and Applied Linguistics in July 2018 and was very happy to join the department as a postdoctoral teaching fellow. In her first semester, she taught the first and fifth course in the language sequence (101 and 302) and enthusiastically organized the department's monthly Pizza Pause. In spring, she'll continue teaching in the language sequence (102) and is very excited to teach the graduate seminar on foreign language pedagogy.
Dr. Hannes Hoefer is our Volkswagen Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow. He joined us from Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, where he received his doctorate in 2015, and wrote his dissertation on the productive use of myths in German literature around 1800. His research focuses on the transatlantic cultural exchange between Germany and the United States and how it is represented in the depiction of jazz in German literature. In spring, he will co-teach a course with Professor Lützeler entitled "Traveling the US in Contemporary German Literature," which he is very much looking forward to.