Dr. Nicole Thesz

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 German Faculty  German Faculty
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 German Faculty in Heidelberg  German Faculty in Heidelberg
 Dr. Jeeps's Linguistics Class  Dr. Jeeps's Linguistics Class
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Dr. Nicole TheszProfessor of German

European Studies Advisor
GRAMELAC Study Abroad Grants Advisor
GRAMELAC Faculty Research Development Grant Committee Chair

Irvin Hall 168
theszn@MiamiOH.edu
(513) 529-1854

OFFICE HOURS

Monday: 9:30am - 11:30am
Wednesday: 10:00am - 11:00am


EDUCATION

2002 - Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
                        Dissertation: “Palimpseste zur Deutschen Einheit: Die Funktion der Prosa und Lyrik Theodor Fontanes in Günter Grass’ Ein weites Feld”
                        (“Palimpsests on German Unification: The Function of Theodor Fontane’s Prose and Poetry in Günter Grass’s Too Far Afield.”)

1999 - M.A. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Program in Comparative Literature

TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • German language and culture
  • 19th, 20th, and 21st century literature
  • The European fairy tale tradition
  • The relationship between science & humanities
  • The portrayal of medicine in literature
  • GDR literature and film
  • Ecocriticism

COURSES TAUGHT AT MIAMI

  • GER 201: Second Year German
  • GER 202: Second Year German
  • GER 231: Folk and Literary Fairy Tales
  • GER 301: German Language Through the Media
  • GER 311: Passionate Friendships in German Literature
  • GER 312: Coming of Age in German Life and Thought
  • GER 321: Cultural Topics in German-Speaking Europe Since 1870 
  • GER 322: Comparitive Study of Everyday Culture:German-Speaking Europe and U.S.

 PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

 

Articles

  • “From Jugendbewegung to RAF: Youth, Friendship, and Protest in Post-Wall German Cinema.” Studies in Twentieth & Twenty-First Century Literature 34.1 (2011).
  • “Nature Romanticism and Grimms’ Tales: An Ecocritical Approach to Günter Grass’s The Flounder and The Rat.” Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 25.1 (2011).
  • “Marie Nathusius’s Elisabeth and Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest: Mental Illness and Marital Discord in the ‘Century of Nerves.’” The German Quarterly 83.1 (2010): 19-37.
  • “Illusions of Return: City and Memory in Günter Grass’s Danzig Novels.” Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 45.1 (2009): 64-84.
  •  “‘Ostalgie’ and Adolescence in Jakob Hein’s Mein erstes T-Shirt, Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye, Lenin!, and Leander Haußmann’s Sonnenallee.” Oxford German Studies 37.1 (2008): 107-23.
  • “Dangerous Monuments: Günter Grass and German Memory Culture.” German Studies Review 31.1 (2008): 1-21.
  • “‘Without Poachers, no Foresters, and Vice Versa’: Political Violence in Günter Grass’s Ein weites Feld.” The German Quarterly 80.1 (2007): 59-76.
  • “Thomas Mann und die ‘Welt vor dem großen Kriege’: Abgrenzung und Dialektik auf dem Zauberberg” (“Thomas Mann and the ‘World before the Great War’: Demarcation and Dialectics on the Magic Mountain”). Monatshefte 98.3 (2006): 384-402.
  • “Against a New Era in Vergangenheitsbewältigung: Continuities in Günter Grass’s Crabwalk.” Colloquia Germanica 37.3-4 (2004): 291-306.
  • “Identität und Erinnerung im Umbruch: Ein weites Feld von Günter Grass” (“Identity and Memory in Upheaval: Günter Grass’s Too Far Afield”). Neophilologus 87.3 (2003): 435-51.
  • “Farbenspiele: Der Symbolismus in Jüngers Auf den Marmorklippen” (“Playing with Colors: Symbolism in Jünger’s On Marble Cliffs”). Colloquia Germanica 34.2 (2001): 145-61.

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INVITED LECTURES

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

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