Skip Navigation
UT wordmark
College of Liberal Arts wordmark
germanic masthead germanic masthead
Kit Belgum, Chair 2505 University Avenue, Burdine Hall 336, Mailcode C3300, Austin TX 78712-1802 • 512-471-4123

Faculty List

Photo of Katherine Arens

Katherine Arens

Professor

arens@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 232-6363  |  BUR 320

Education   

Ph.D., Stanford University

Interests

  German Idealism, European Romanticism, Intellectual & cultural history (18th-20th centuries), literary & cultural theory, history of science, psychology, & the humanities, Austrian studies

Martin Baeumel

Faculty

baeumel@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1482  |  BUR 310

Education   

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Interests

  seventeenth to nineteenth-century literature; poetry; aesthetics; systems theory; cultural history

Photo of Kirsten

Kirsten "Kit" Belgum

Associate Professor, Interim Chair

belgum@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6375  |  BUR 324

Education   

Ph.D., German, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests

  Nineteenth-Century German Studies, Popular Culture, Print Culture, Nationalism, German Realism, Travel literature

Photo of Hans C Boas

Hans C Boas

Professor; Raymond Dickson, Alton C. Allen and Dillon Anderson Centennial Professor; Director, Linguistics Research Center; Director, Texas German Dialect Project

hcb@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6358  |  BUR 328

Education   

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests

  Syntax, Lexical Semantics, Computational Lexicography, Language Contact & Variation, Contrastive Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics, Morphology, Endangered Languages, Phonology

Photo of Pascale Bos

Pascale Bos

Associate Professor

pascalebos@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-6373  |  BUR 314

Education   

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)

Interests

  Post 45 German & German-Jewish, modern Dutch, and modern Jewish literature & culture; Holocaust; ethnic minorities in Europe; autobiography, cultural memory, trauma, race & gender, sexual violence in armed conflict.

Photo of Corinne Crane

Corinne Crane

Assistant Professor

ccrane@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-471-1358  |  BUR 372

Education   

Ph.D., Georgetown University

Interests

  Foreign language pedagogy; curriculum development; second language writing, especially genre theory and evaluative language; systemic functional linguistics; language teacher education

Photo of Kirkland A Fulk

Kirkland A Fulk

Assistant Professor; Faculty Undergraduate Advisor

kafulk@austin.utexas.edu  |  BUR 364

Education   

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Interests

  Contemporary German literature and film, Critical Theory, Utopias, Postcolonialism, Science Fiction

Photo of Yitskhok (Itzik) N. Gottesman

Yitskhok (Itzik) N. Gottesman

Faculty

itzikgottesman@utexas.edu

Education   

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1993
Photo of Sabine Hake

Sabine Hake

Professor, Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture

hake@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6379  |  BUR 332

Education   

Ph.D., University of Hannover, Germany

Interests

  German film, Weimar culture, modernism and the avant-garde, the culture of the metropolis, fascist aesthetics, working-class culture, Marxist theory

Photo of Hubert P Heinen

Hubert P Heinen

Professor Emeritus

hubert.heinen@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-4123  |  BUR 336

Education   

Ph.D. Germanic Languages, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  German Language, Literature, & Culture; Medieval literature and culture; poetry and poetics

Photo of Peter Hess

Peter Hess

Associate Professor

phess@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6352  |  BUR 336B

Education   

Ph.D., German Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Interests

  (1) Early modern German & European literary & cultural history, 1450-1750, history of science, gender issues, poetics, rhetoric. (2) small countries in Europe, Swiss literature & culture

Photo of John Hoberman

John Hoberman

Professor

hoberman@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6368  |  BUR 322

Education   

Ph.D. Scandinavian Languages and Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  European cultural and intellectual history with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race

Photo of Jakob Holm

Jakob Holm

Lecturer

jakobholm@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6357  |  BUR 376

Photo of Smyth Johansson

Smyth Johansson

Lecturer

smyth.johansson@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6366  |  BUR 308

Education   

MA, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Scandinavian Studies

Photo of JAMES C KEARNEY

JAMES C KEARNEY

Faculty

james.kearney@austin.utexas.edu  |  28140  |  Burdine 314

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas

Interests

  blues guitar, horses, Texas Germans, Texas feuds, barbecue, Texas Indians, rafting, canoeing

Photo of Robert King

Robert King

Professor

rking@austin.utexas.edu  |  923-3502  |  CAL 507

Education   

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
Photo of J Christopher Middleton

J Christopher Middleton

Professor Emeritus

middleton@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-4123  |  BUR 336

Education   

D. Phil., Oxford University

Interests

  Poetry and poetics; translation

Photo of Hans-Bernhard Moeller

Hans-Bernhard Moeller

Associate Professor Emeritus

h-b.moeller@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6359  |  BUR 326

Education   

Ph.D., German, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Interests

  Comparative, intercultural media and genre studies, especially in Central European and German-American Contexts. Exile literature and exile film.

Robert R Mollenauer

Associate Professor Emeritus

mollenauer@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-4123  |  BUR 336

Education   

PhD, German, Indiana University

Interests

  Romanticism, literature and music, detective fiction

Photo of Thomas J O'Hare

Thomas J O'Hare

Associate Professor Emeritus

tohare@utexas.edu  |  471-4123  |  BUR 336

Education   

PhD, Linguistics and Germanic Languages, University of Texas at Austin

Interests

  Culture; Germanic linguistics & philology

Photo of Marc Pierce

Marc Pierce

Associate Professor

mpierc@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6360  |  BUR 358

Education   

Ph.D, Germanic Linguistics, University of Michigan

Interests

  Historical linguistics, Germanic linguistics and philology, history of linguistics, phonology, Scandinavian studies

Photo of Peter Rehberg

Peter Rehberg

DAAD Adjunct Associate Professor

rehberg@austin.utexas.edu  |  (512) 471-4123

Education   

Ph.D. Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, New York University
Photo of Sandra B Straubhaar

Sandra B Straubhaar

Senior Lecturer

sstraub@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6365  |  BUR 316

Education   

Ph.D., German Studies and Humanities, Stanford University

Interests

  Medieval Scandinavia, Postmodern Medievalism, Historical Linguistics

Photo of Jürgen Streeck

Jürgen Streeck

Associate Professor

jstreeck@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-1955  |  CMA A7.136

Photo of Janet K Swaffar

Janet K Swaffar

Professor Emeritus

jswaffar@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6376  |  BUR 318

Education   

Ph.D., German, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests

  German literature post 1945, German media, applications of literary theory to reading and writing in a foreign language, foreign language acquisition and advanced learners

Photo of Per Urlaub

Per Urlaub

Assistant Professor

urlaub@austin.utexas.edu  |  5162-232-4355  |  Burdine 330

Education   

Ph.D., German Studies, Stanford University

Interests

  Reading Research; Second Language Studies; Language, Culture & Technology, Curriculum

Photo of Vincent Vanderheijden

Vincent Vanderheijden

Lecturer

vdheijden@austin.utexas.edu  |  512-232-6372  |  Burdine 380

Education   

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Photo of John M Weinstock

John M Weinstock

Professor Emeritus

weinstock@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6369  |  BUR 354

Education   

PhD, Indo-European Linguistics, Scandinavian Studies, University of Wisconsin (Madison)

Interests

  Sami Culture & Civilization, Scandinavian Studies, Norwegian Language & Literature, Scandinavian Music, Scandinavian Linguistics, Old Norse Language & Literature, Wagner's Operas

Photo of Walter D Wetzels

Walter D Wetzels

Professor Emeritus

wwetzels@mail.utexas.edu  |  471-4123  |  BUR 336

Education   

PhD, German Literature, Princeton University

Interests

  Age of Goethe, Romantic Science

Photo of Lynn R Wilkinson

Lynn R Wilkinson

Associate Professor

lrw@austin.utexas.edu  |  232-6370  |  BUR 360

Education   

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Interests

  Nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century European literature, culture, and film; women writers and women's and gender studies; literary and cultural theory; Scandinavian film.

bottom border