Dr. Catherine Grimm

Dr. Catherine Grimm

Assistant Teaching Lecturer of German

Lead Departmental Advisor for German
German Language Table Advisor
German Club Advisor
German Social Media Pages Administrator

Irvin Hall 144
(513) 529-2585

Office Hours

Fall '22 (202310)
Mondays: 11:30am-12:30pm
Wednesdays: 11:30am-12:30pm
Fridays: 11:30am-12:30pm
If above does not fit your schedule or you would like a virtual meeting, email for appointment.
Virtual meetings held via Zoom.



1998 - Ph.D. - Northwestern University, German Literature and Critical Thought
Dissertation: Der Mensch -- Metapher: Temporality, Identity, and the Concept of Language in the Works of Friedrich von Hardenberg (Novalis). (1998)
Committee: Géza von Molnár and Peter Fenves (chairs), Helmut Müller-Sievers

1992 - M.A. - University of Massachusetts, Comparative Literature

1988 - B.A. - University of Massachusetts, Amherst, English

1984-1987 - Three years of undergraduate study at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

Teaching and Research Interests

  • German Romanticism
  • 19th century German literature and culture
  • German film
  • German women’s writing
  • European Fairy Tales
  • European Romanticism
  • American Transcendentalism

Courses Taught at Miami

  • GER 101: Beginning German
  • GER 102: Beginning German
  • GER 111: Review of Basic German
  • GER 231: Folk and Literary Fairy Tales
  • GER 301: German Language Through the Media

 Membership in Professional Associations

  • AATG (American Association of the Teachers of German)


  • English (near native)
  • French (working knowledge)
  • German (native)