Faculty and Staff

Jens Klenner
Assistant Professor of German
Literature since 1800; Intellectual History; Cultural Studies
Kathryn Sederberg
Visiting Assistant Professor of German
Jill Suzanne Smith
Associate Professor of German  On leave for the 2014-15 academic year.
Social Realism, Modernism, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Jewish Studies, and social, cultural & literary discourses on female sexuality

Birgit Tautz
Associate Professor of German
Chair of German Department
Eighteenth Century Studies, Romanticism, manifestations of race, ethnic and cultural differences in literature and film.

Emeriti Faculty

Helen L. Cafferty
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of German and the Humanities Emerita
German drama and epic theater, gender and East German studies, literature, film, and culture since 1945, and post-unification film and literature
Steven R. Cerf
George Lincoln Skolfield Jr. Professor of German Emeritus
Turn-of-the-century Vienna, Thomas Mann, librettstic studies, German film, the Holocaust, and "Faust."
James L. Hodge
George Taylor Files Professor of Modern Languages and Professor of German Emeritus. (1961)
G.E. Lessing, FRiedreich Hebbel, Gerhart Hauptmann, European mythology, Sub-Saharan African mythology

Teaching Fellow & Teaching Assistants

Sarah Kissel
      Teaching Fellow in German

Location: Sills Hall [ campus map » ]
Department Coordinator: Tammis Donovan
Dept. Phone: (207) 725-3782
Dept. Fax: (207) 725-3348