Hiltrud Arens

Faculty Image  Office Location: LA 436
 Office Telephone: 406-243-5634
 E-mail: hiltrud.arens@mso.umt.edu

Current Position:

Professor of German

Office Hours:

Fall semester 2013 office hours:

Mon/Fri : 12:10 - 1:00pm

Tues-Frid: 3:10 - 4:00pm

Spring semester 2014 I am not on campus, due to driceting the study abroad to Germany and Austria.

Field Of Study:

German Literature of 20th century with focus on post-war Germany, contemporary German Literature, minority and multicultural writing since the 1980s, literature since unification;

Research areas: postcolonial studies and transnational literature; postdramatic theatre; writers researched and written on: Rafik Schami, Yoko Tawada, Libuse Monikova, George Tabori, Zafer Senocak, Yade Kara.

Research Interests:

Research areas: postcolonial studies and transnational literature and how it pertains to contemporary German literature; postdramatic theatre and intercultural trends; writers researched and written on: Rafik Schami, Yoko Tawada, Libuse Monikova, George Tabori, Zafer Senocak, Yade Kara, Carmen-Fancesca Banciu.

Courses:

Fall semester 2013:

German 201: Intermediate German, both sections

Spring semester 2014:

Director of German Study Abroad Program to Germany and Austria through the German Section of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department

Education:

1997 Ph.D. in German Literature, University of Maryland at College Park

1988 MA in German Literature, University of Maryland at College Park

1985 Bachelor degree (equivalent), double major in Sociology and Linguistics with a minor in English, Universität Bielefeld, Germany

Selected Publications:

Book:

Kulturelle Hybridität in der deutschen Minoritätenliteratur der achtziger Jahre. Tübingen: Stauffenburg, 2008. 2. edition. 246 pp.

Recent articles:

“Berlin als Fragment – Berlin als Jahrmarkt in Zafer Senocaks und Yadé Karas Prosa.” Akten des XXII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Warschau 2010: Vielheit und Einheit der Germanistik weltweit.  [Publikationen der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanistik (IVG)]. Ed. Franciszek Grucza. Frankfurt/M: Peter Lang Verlag, 2012. 303-307.

"Die Toten erzählen grundsätzlich anders": Yoko Tawadas postdramatischer Text Die Kranichmakse, die bei Nacht strahlt. GegenwartsLiteratur. Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch. A German Studies Yearbook, ed. by Paul Michael Luetzeler and Stephan K. Schindler. 9/2010: 59-81. 

“Family Secrets and Hybrid Identities: Rewriting the Past for the Future in Rafik Schami’s Reise zwischen Nacht und Morgen and Zafer Senocak’s  Gefährliche Verwandschaft.“ Colloquia Germanica. Internationale Zeitschrift für Germanistik. Ed. Theodore Fiedler and Harald Hobusch. (2008): 41.4. 295-313.

 "Das kurze Leuchten unter dem Tor oder auf dem Weg zur geträumten Sprache: Poetological Reflections in Works by Yoko Tawada." Yoko Tawada: Voices from Everywhere. Ed. Doug Slaymaker. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. 59-76.

"The 'Circus of Culture' and Culture as Circus in Rafik Schami's Reise zwischen Nacht und Morgen."  Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies (2006): 42.3: 302-320.

Affiliations:

American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)

Coalition of Women in German (WIG)

German Studies Association (GSA)

Internationale Vereinigung für Germanistik (IVG)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Montana Association of Language Teachers (MALT)

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)



International Experience:

Visiting Professor Spring semester 2013 at the University of Potsdam, Germany (Faculty exchange)

Director of German and Austrian semester long study abroad programs for students at UM organized through the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (2000, 2005, 2007, 2010)

Publishes in German in Germany as well as in English

Lived and worked in Germany and in Europe