Recent Dissertations

German Program

Hyoun-A Joo (2018): “Clausal architecture in naturally acquired German: Korean immigrants in Germany.”

Lauren Brooks (2018): “Kafka Goes to New York: Reading Kafka in Seinfeld’s America.”

Katherine Anderson (2017): “Foreign Writing Agency: Abbas Khider & Maria Cecilia Barbetta Writing Towards Catharsis in German as a Foreign Language After Trauma”

Adam Toth (2017): “Kafka’s Mei Lanfangs: Race Theory, Performativity, and the Undoing of German Orientalisms”

Liese Sippel (2017): “The effect of peer interaction, form-focused instruction, and peer corrective feedback on the acquisition of grammar and vocabulary in L2 German”

Patricia Schempp (2017): “L2 Learners’ Processing of Grammatical Gender Varies According to Cognate Status and Proficiency: An ERP Study”

Nicole McInteer (2016): “Writing the Edge of Empire: Joseph Roth’s Galicia”

Christine Gardner (2015): “The Production of Read and Conversational Speech by L1 and L2 Speakers of German”

Nicholas Henry (2015): “Morphosyntactic Processing, Cue Interaction, and the Effects of Instruction: An Investigation of Processing Instruction and the Acquisition of Case Markings in L2 German”

Juliana Schicker (2015): “The Concert Hall as Heterotopia: Sounds and Sights of Resistance in the Leipzig Gewandhaus 1970-1989”

Donald Vosburg (2015): “Language Learning in an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game): A Case Study of L2 Learners of German”

Marie Qvarnstrom (2014): “The Impact of Societal Changes and Attitudes on the Maintenance and Shift of Pennsylvania German Among the Old Order Amish in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania”

Kristi McAuliffe (2014): “”Exploring ‘Otherness’ through Holocaust Literature in the Undergraduate German Curriculum”

Alison Eisel Hendricks (2014): “Inconsistent Input and Amount of Exposure: Child Language Acquisition of Fering, A Dialect of North Frisian”

Katja Stuckatz (2014): “‘Ein Beitrag zur Modernen Weltdichtung’: Ernst Jandl und die internationale Avant-Garde”

Ashley Roccamo (2014): “Comparing the Success of Pronunciation Instruction in Elementary and Intermediate German Language Classrooms”

Janice McGregor (2012): “On Community Participation and Identity Negotiation in a Study Abroad Context: A Multiple Case Study”

Yasemin Mohammad (2012): “Dissident Stories of Travel and Displacement: Middle Eastern Heritage German Writers’ Interventions into the Nationalist Imagination”

Vladislav Rozanov (2011): “The real and the imaginary in the literary works of E.T.A. Hoffmann, Joseph Eichendorff, and Vladimir Odoevsky”

Joshua Brown (2011): “Ethnoreligious identity and language shift among Amish-Mennonites in Kishacoquillas Valley, Pennsylvania”

Beate Brunow (2011): “Dramatic Inquiries: encountering Discourses on Women Artists’ Creative Conflicts”

Jameson Kismet-Bell (2011): “From Allegory to Emblem: uncovering the Brain in Lorenz Fries’ Spiegel der Artzney and Hans Von Gersdorff’s Feldtbuch der Wundarzney”

Tejashri Chindhade (2010): “Presenting and comparing early Marathi and German women’s feminist writings (1866-1933): some findings”

Noelle Isenberg (2010): “A comparative study of developmental outcomes in web-based and classroom-based German language education at the post-secondary level: vocabulary, grammar, language processing, and oral proficiency development”

Michael Wallo (2010): “Intoxication, rejuvenation, community: literary expressionists and radical Weimar conservatives in early twentieth-century Germany”

Rebecca Zajdowicz (2010): “Engaging with the nation: German women writers of the Vormärz and constructions of national identity”

Imke Brust (2009): “Narrating the Imagination of Unified Nations in Post-Apartheid South Africa and Post-Wall Germany”

Nathan Shrefler (2008): “Readability and German Bibles”

Dirk Lehmann (2007): “German in Every Particular? From Historic Settlement to Theme Towns: Example of “Little Germanies” in America”

Nina Vyatkina (2007): “Development of Second Language Pragmatic Competence: The Data-Driven Teaching of German Modal Particles Based on a Learner Corpus”

Paul Nissler (2006): “Overlapping Aesthetic Perspectives as international, Revolutionary Space in Presentations from the German Revolution to the Spanish Civil War”

Ying Tang (2006): “Christa Wolf: The Making of an Intellectual Woman”