Faculty

Susan Anderson

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  • Title: Professor of German
  • Additional Title: Co-Coordinator, Translation Studies Graduate Specialization
  • Phone: 541-346-4056
  • Office: 321 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: On Leave, available by email
  • 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
  • Interests: 16th to early 18th century literature, philosophy, and religion in France and Germany. Gender questions. History of pedagogy. Early Modern translation practices.

Sonja Boos

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies (German)
  • Phone: 541-346-4083
  • Office: 211 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: Monday and Wednesday: 12:00-1:00pm (email for Zoom or Chat) and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Interests: Poetics of knowledge, film theory, feminism, psychoanalysis, narrative theory, 19th-20th century literature and critical thought

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
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020:
  • 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, Judaic Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4055
  • Office: 319 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: Monday and Friday: 11:00am-12:00pm via Skype
  • 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.

Martin Klebes

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-2818
  • Office: 205 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: Available by email, or by appointment only
  • 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
  • Phone: 541-346-0649
  • Office: 327 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: By appointment only (phone, FaceTime, or Zoom)
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Judaic Studies Program, Philosophy Department
  • Interests: German, French, and English letters; Enlightenment, Counter-enlightenment, Romanticism, and Modernism; literature, philosophy, critical theory, inter-arts discourse, Judaic Studies, psychoanalysis
  • Website: Website

Dawn Marlan

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  • Title: Senior Lecturer I
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies (Comparative Literature)
  • Phone: 541-346-0934
  • Office: 313C Villard Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020:
  • 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: Department Head of German and Scandinavian
  • Phone: 541-346-4791
  • Office: 429 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: Monday 3:00-4:30pm (email for a Zoom link) and by appointment
  • Affiliated Departments: European Studies
  • Interests: German history, European history, world history, history of knowledge
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Benjamin Mier-Cruz

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  • Title: Instructor of Swedish and Scandinavian
  • Additional Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies (Scandinavian)
  • Phone: 541-346-4081
  • Office: 414 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: By appointment only
  • Interests: Scandinavian literature and film, transgender studies and queer theory, Scandinavian writers of color, Edith Södergran, Nietzsche, and Swedish language and pedagogy

Dorothee Ostmeier

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  • Title: Professor of German, and Folklore and Public Culture
  • Additional Title: Affiliations: Comparative Literature and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-4245
  • Office: 215 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: By appointment, send email and request Zoom meeting
  • Affiliated Departments: Comparative Literature Department, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Interests: German literature and culture of the 18th through 20th century

Helmut Plant

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

Michael Stern

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  • Title: Associate Professor of German & Scandinavian
  • Phone: 541-346-4126
  • Office: 204 Friendly Hall
  • Office Hours: Spring 2020: Mondays 10:00am-12:00pm on Canvas Chat
  • Affiliated Departments: Humanities Program, 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: Spring 2020: Monday: 12:00-1:30pm and Wednesday: 12:00-3:00pm and by appointment, to connect send an email or text 541-337-2634
  • 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