FLL Faculty Fall 2016
Birgit Jensen 2015

Birgit Jensen

Associate Professor
252-328-6539 (phone)
252-328-6233 (fax)
Bate 3319 (office)

Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

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B.A. German Studies, University of Florida, Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors
M.A. German Literature, Ohio State University
Ph.D. German Literature, Ohio State University


Nineteenth-century German literature
Social history of the family and childhood
Autobiographies of the German working class in the Gründerzeit

Dr. Jensen is a native of Germany who has lived in the United States since 1979. She has taught at Oberlin College, Middlebury College and John Carroll University, and has been nominated for or won several teaching awards. Dr. Jensen has been at ECU since 2000. She is the author of Auf der morschen Gartenschaukel: Kindheit als Problem bei Theodor Fontane (Rodopi 1998) and is currently working on a monograph about German workers' autobiographies of the late nineteenth century. She is a member of the American Association of Teachers of German, the German Studies Association, the Modern Language Association, the Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Association, Nineteenth Century Studies Association, and Women in German.


GERM 1001-1004 Elementary German
GERM 2300 Introduction to Literature
GERM 2420 Culture of the German-Speaking World I
GERM 2421 Culture of the German-Speaking World II
GERM 2700 Special Topics in German Studies
GERM 3210 German Conversation
GERM 3330 Composition and Advanced Grammar
GERM 3530 German-Speaking World of the 19th Century
GERM 3540 German-Speaking World from 1900-1945
GERM 3700 Special Topics
GERM 4950-3 Dir. Reading: Kafka's Metamorphosis
HNRS 2011 Honors Seminar in Humanities


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