Faculty and Staff

For general questions about the German program, please contact Dr. Kathryn Sederberg (Dewing 211A).


Angela Erdman

Angela Erdman

Visiting Instructor of German

M.A., Translating and Interpreting English/Spanish, Universität Heidelberg, Germany

Phone:

269.337.7217

Email:

angela.erdman@kzoo.edu

Office:

212F

Courses

German 201: Intermediate German – Multicultural Germany


Nic Heckner

Marc-Niclas Heckner

Visiting Assistant Professor of German

Ph.D., German Studies/Screen Arts & Cultures, University of Michigan
M.A., German Linguistics and English, University of Freiburg, Germany

Phone:

269.337.5072

Email:

Email

Office:

208

Courses

German 101: Beginning German I

German 435: Minority Cultures in Germany

Publications

“Deleting Memory Space. The Gaming of History and the Absence of the Holocaust.” Immersive Gameplay. Essays on Participatory Media and Role-Playing. Ed. Evan Torner. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2012. 184-200. Print.

“Obey-Play: Passive Play and Productive Submission to the Code.” Ctrl-Alt-Play. Essays on Control in Video Gaming. Ed. Matthew Wysocki. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2012. 196-208. Print.


Michael Powers

Michael Powers

Visiting Assistant Professor of German

Ph.D., Brown University
B.A., New College of Florida

Phone:

269.337.7051

Email:

michael.powers@kzoo.edu

Office:

211B

Courses

First Year Seminar: The Art of Play

German 203: Was ist Deutsch?

Publications

“Between Speaking and Listening: Jean Paul’s Word-Play,” in Goethe at Play: Theories, Narratives, and Practices of Play in the Age of Goethe. Series: New Studies in the Age of Goethe. Eds. Edgar Landgraf and Elliott Schreiber. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP. (forthcoming 2020)

“Atmospheric Color and the Phenomenological Gaze: Goethe and Merleau-Ponty” Pacific Coast Philology 54.2, Special Issue:“Ways of Seeing: Visuality, Visibility, and Vision” (forthcoming 2019)

“The Smallest Remainder: Benjamin and Freud on Play,” MLN 133.3(April 2018): 720-742.

“Wolkenwandelbarkeit: Benjamin, Stieglitz and the Medium of Photography,” The German Quarterly 83.3 (Summer 2015): 271-290.


Kathryn Sederberg

Kathryn Sederberg

Assistant Professor of German
Co-Chair of German Studies Department

Ph.D., University of Michigan 
B.A., St. Olaf College

Phone:

269.337.7587

Email:

kathryn.sederberg@kzoo.edu

Office:

211A

Courses

First Year Seminar – Memories, Secrets, and Lies: Writing the Self

German 101 – Beginning German I: The Personal World

German 102 – Beginning German II: The German-Speaking World

German 201 – Intermediate German: Multicultural Germany

German 204 – Advanced Intermediate German: Babylon Berlin: War, Society, Culture 1914-1933

German 301 – Advanced Intermediate German: Coming-of-Age in Germany

German 470 – Contemporary German Culture: Mutbürger und Wutbürger

Publications

“Rethinking Rubble Literature: Hans Erich Nossack, Arno Schmidt, Wolfgang Koeppen, and the Diary as a Rubble Form.” Forthcoming in German Studies Review 43(2), 2020.

“Writing Through Crisis: Time, History, Futurity in German Diaries of the Second World War.” Biography, 40(2), Spring 2017, 323-341.

“The First World War in the Literacy-Focused Classroom: Teaching German through Cultural Themes.” Co-authored with Jennifer Redmann. Die Unterrichtspraxis/ Teaching German, 50(1), Spring 2017, 45-66.

“‘Als wäre es ein Brief an dich’: Das Brieftagebuch, 1943-1946.” In: Selbstreflexionen und Weltdeutungen: Tagebücher in der Geschichte und der Geschichtsschreibung des 20. Jahrhunderts. Rüdiger Graf and Janosch Steuwer, editors. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2015.

“Deutschland als Schiffbruch: Der ‘Robinson’-Topos in deutschen Tagebüchern, 1943-1946.” Studia Germanica Posnaniensia XXXIV (2013), 41-55. Special issue: “Narrationen der Übergänge: Geschichten von Ende und Anfang in der deutschsprachigen Literatur vom Ende des 19. bis zum Anfang des 21. Jahrhunderts.”

“Bringing the Museum into the Classroom, and the Class into the Museum: An Approach for Content-Based Instruction.” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 46(2), Fall 2013, 251-262.


Max Cherem

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Co-Chair of German Studies Department

Phone:

269.337.7077

Email:

mcherem@kzoo.edu

Office:

Humphrey House S202


Magnolia Little

Magnolia Little

Office Coordinator of Modern Languages

Phone:

269.337.7136

Email:

Magnolia.Little@kzoo.edu

Office:

Dewing 203


Emeriti Faculty

Hardy O. Fuchs

Hardy Fuchs

Professor of German, Emeritus; B.A. Kalamazoo College, University of Bonn; M.A. Indiana University; Ph.D. Michigan State University

Joe K. Fugate

Joe Fugate

Professor of German and Director of Foreign Study, Emeritus; B.A. Southern Illinois University; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University

Margo R. Light

Margo Light

Professor of German, Emerita; B.A. Hope College; M.A. Indiana University; Ph.D. University of Michigan