faculty

Susan Anderson

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  • Title: Professor of German
  • Phone: 541-346-4056
  • Office: 321 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesday and Thursday: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Translation Studies, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: German and Austrian literature and culture from the late 19th century to the present

Corinne Bayerl

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  • Title: Senior Instructor I
  • Office: 412 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Interests: 16th to early 18th century literature, philosophy, and religion in France and Germany. Gender questions. History of pedagogy. Early Modern translation practices.

Kenneth Calhoon

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  • Title: Professor of Comparative Literature and German, Director of Comparative Literature Graduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4060
  • Office: 315 Villard Hall
  • Affiliated Departments: Cinema Studies Program
  • Interests: German literature, aesthetics, psychoanalysis, visual arts, early cinema

Gantt Gurley

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Program Director, Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies, Advisor
  • Phone: 541-346-4055
  • Office: 319 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Monday and Wednesday: 1:30-2:30pm
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies, Judaic Studies Program
  • Interests: Ancient and medieval song culture, the birth of the novel, the Wandering Jew, Long Romanticism, Old Norse literature, the lyrical mode, Hans Christian Andersen, and notions of religiosity in the Danish Golden Age.

Elizabeth Howard

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  • Title: Pro Tem Instructor
  • Phone: 541-346-4051
  • Office: 310 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesday and Thursday: 1:00-2:00pm
  • Interests: French and Scandinavian Folk and Fairy Tales; Poetry and Poetics; Feminist Theory; Gender Studies; Children's Literature; Translation Studies

Martin Klebes

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-2818
  • Office: 205 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Monday: 1:30-3:30pm and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Interests: 18th- through 21st-century German and French literature, philosophy and critical thought.

Jeffrey S. Librett

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  • Title: Professor of German & Scandinavian
  • Additional Title: Director of Graduate Studies; Interim Department Head
  • Phone: 541-346-0649
  • Office: 327 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: 12:30-2:30pm and by appointment - email for Zoom link
  • Affiliated Departments: Philosophy Department
  • Interests: German, French, and English letters; Enlightenment, Counter-enlightenment, Romanticism, and Modernism; literature, philosophy, critical theory, inter-arts discourse, Judaic Studies, psychoanalysis, film

Dawn Marlan

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  • Title: Senior Lecturer I
  • Phone: 541-346-0934
  • Office: 313C Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: By Appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: German & Scandinavian
  • Interests: Interests: History and theory of the novel in Europe and the US, comparative modernism, contemporary fiction, visual culture, and creative writing, specifically literary nonfiction and fiction.

Alexander Mathas

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  • Title: Professor Emeritus
  • Phone: 541-346-4101
  • Office: 321 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: By appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Interests: Self, subjectivity, and artistic creativity in 18th through 20th century German literature and thought, as well as identity, gender, and memory in the works of 18th and 20th century authors; Humanism and Posthumanism

Ian F. McNeely

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  • Title: Professor of History
  • Additional Title: Executive Director, School of Global Studies and Languages
  • Phone: 541-346-4791
  • Office: 429 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Email for link to signup sheet
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Interests: German history, European history, world history, history of knowledge

Dorothee Ostmeier

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  • Title: Professor of German, and Folklore and Public Culture
  • Additional Title: Head, Department of Theater Arts
  • Phone: 541-346-4245
  • Office: 215 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: On Leave
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: German literature and culture of the 18th through 20th century

Kathleen Shorack Petty

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  • Title: Pro Tem Instructor
  • Office: 310 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Monday: 1:20-2:00pm in 301 Condon Hall; Friday: 9:00am via Zoom only
  • Interests: German language, culture, and pedagogy

Helmut Plant

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  • Title: Associate Professor Emeritus
  • Phone: 541-344-0748
  • Office Hours: by appointment

Rebecca Schuman

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  • Title: Pro Tem Instructor
  • Office: 107C Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Wednesday: 1:00-2:00pm and Thursday: 8:30-10:00am; email for Zoom link

Michael Stern

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  • Title: Associate Professor of German & Scandinavian
  • Phone: 541-346-4126
  • Office: 204 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Fall 2021: Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm and Thursday 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom
  • Affiliated Departments: Philosophy Department
  • Interests: Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Western European Intellectual History, African literature, film, and thought, 19th Century Scandinavian Literature.

Matthias Vogel

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  • Title: Senior Instructor II and Language Coordinator
  • Additional Title: Faculty in Residence, Global Scholars Hall
  • Phone: 541-346-4053
  • Office: 208 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: On Leave
  • Interests: German language, culture, and pedagogy; Globalization and Global Engagement Issues; Study Abroad; Identity Discourses and Multiculturalism; Food Studies; Higher Education Organizational Leadership; Academic Residential Communities and Residential Life