Gundela Hachmann | LSU Foreign Languages and Literatures

Gundela  Hachmann 

Associate Professor of German 

Ph.D. Harvard University, 2008

Phone: 225-578-5170

E-mail: ghachmann@lsu.edu

Office: 306 Hodges Hall

 

Area of Interest

German Literature since 1945, Aesthetics and Poetics

Recent Teaching

German Program

GERM 1101 Beginning German 1
GERM 1102 Beginning German 2
GERM 2101 Intermediate German 1
GERM 2102 Intermediate German 2
GERM 3060 German Discourse
GERM 3061 German for Business
GERM 4031 German Poetry
GERM 4044 German Crime Fiction
GERM 4044 Radicalism, Extremism, and Protest in 1960s and 1970s
GERM 4091 German Literature in Translation on Franz Kafka’s Short Stories
GERM 4046 German Film
GERM 4915 Independent Study
Topics: Relations between Germany and Israel 1945-present
Films of Volker Schlöndorff and Fatih Akin
Construction of Gender in German Film
Figures of Duplicity in German Film

Honors College:

HRNS 2013 Sixties Radicalism in Germany and the US (co-taught with Dr. David Culbert, Dept. of History)
HNRS 4000 Honors Thesis

Graduate Program in Comparative Literature:

CPLT 7120 Literary Anthropology
CPLT 8900 Independent Study

Research Interests

  • 19th, 20th, and 21st Century German Literature
  • Transmedial Relations in Literature 
  • Contemporary Poetics and Literary Theory
  • Literature and Science

Awards & Grants

Manship Summer Research Stipends, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, LSU, 2012, 2016, 2018
Summer Research Stipend, Office for Research and Economic Development, LSU, 2015
DAAD/Max Kade Summer Research Grant, Max Kade Center, Washington University, St. Louis, 2012
2 Certificates of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University, 2006 and 2009
Bernhard Blume Award for excellence in course work in the first three terms of graduate study, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, 2004 

Book

Zeit und Technoimagination. Eine neue Einbildungskraft in Romanen des 21. Jahrhunderts. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2015 

Articles

“‘Always conceal … thy tenets, thy treasure, and thy traveling.’ Irony and Ambiguity in Ilija Trojanow’s Travel Narratives About the Middle East.” [forthcoming in Anxious Journeys: Contemporary German Travel Literature. Ed. Karin Baumgartner and Monika Shafi. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer, 2019.]
“Literarisch-politische Wesen: Autofiktionen als Voraussetzung des Politischen in Poetikvorlesungen von Daniel Barenboim, Robert Menasse, Salman Rushdie und Yoko Tawada” [forthcoming in Text und Kontext (2018)]
“Politisches Engagement: Auf der Suche nach neuen Modellen.” Wirkendes Wort 66 (2016: 1): 143-160.
“Poeta doctus docens: Poetikvorlesung als Inszenierung von Bildung.“ Sabine Kyora, ed. Subjektform ‚Autor‘ – Autorschaftsinszenierungen als Praktiken der Subjektivierung. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2014. 137-155.
“Sprachloses Verstehen. Visuelle Kompetenz in Yoko Tawadas Kinoroman Das nackte Auge.“ Olivia C. Diaz Perez, Florian Gräfe, Rolf G. Renner, eds. Intermedialität und Alterität, Migration und Emigration. Tendenzen der deutschsprachigen Literatur. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2014. 87-95.
“Drafting the Techno-Imagination: A Future for Literary Writing?” Flusser Studies 18 (2014: November): 1-13. http://www.flusserstudies.net/
“‘Sieh auf deine Hand, bis sie zerfällt.’ Entropie und Individualzeit in Thomas Lehrs Roman 42.”   Gegenwartsliteratur. Ein germanistisches Jahrbuch 10 (2011): 234-253.
“Ein Moment der Unvorhersehbarkeit. Bruch mit der Notwendigkeit in E. T. A. Hoffmanns Die Fermate.” E.T.A. Hoffmann-Jahrbuch 15 (2007): 86-99.
“Das Erhabene im Krieg: Medialität der Maßlosigkeit bei Raoul Schrott.” Ed. Christer Petersen. Zeichen des Krieges in Literatur, Film und den Medien. Nordamerika und Europa. Krieg, Literatur, Medien, Film 1. Kiel: Verlag Ludwig, 2004. 312-335.
 

Book Reviews

Review of Gegenwartsliteratur. Eine Einführung, ed. by Leonhard Hermann and Silke Horstkotte. Gegenwartsliteratur 16 (2017): 343-346.
Review of Durs Grünbein. A Companion, ed. by Michael Eskin, Karen Leeder, and Christopher Young, Gegenwartsliteratur 13 (2014): 356-358.
Review of Das erste Jahrzehnt. Narrative und Poetiken des 21. Jahrhunderts, ed. by Julia Schöll and Johanna Bohley. Gegenwartsliteratur 12 (2013): 364-367.
Review of Early German and Austrian Detective Fiction. An Anthology, transl. and ed. by Mary W. Tannert and Henry Kratz. Clues 26 (2008: 4): 73-74.
Review of W.G. Sebald and the Writing of History, ed. by J.J. Long and Anne Fuchs. Focus on German Studies 15 (2008): 139-141.

 

Notable Activities

Testing Chair and Secretary of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of Teachers of German (LA-AATG), 2017-present
Member-at-Large of LSU Faculty Senate Executive Committee, August 2017-August 2018
Transatlantic Relations: History, Legacy, Perspectives, interdisciplinary Symposium, LSU, 2012 (organized in cooperation with the Office of Academic Programs Abroad at LSU)
Do Deutsch Campaign to promote German Studies at LSU 2011