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Amy Strawser, Ph.D

Department of Modern Languages and Culture

Interim Chair

Personal Bio

I have been teaching German language at Otterbein University since 2002 and Integrative Studies here since 2004. I recently taught a dyad course in Integrative Studies on American popular culture since World War II and am now serving as the Interim Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.

I received my B.A. in German and English Secondary Education from Capital University (summa cum laude) and both my M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the Ohio State University. My dissertation topic in comparative literature focused on images of the body in contemporary German and American poetry by women.

My research interests include poetry, women's writing, translation, and film. A volume of novellas by the German author Anna Seghers which I’ve co-translated is forthcoming. Other recent projects include a translation of a poetry volume by the German writer Ursula Krechel, Voices from the Bitter Core (Host Publications, 2010), and biographies of German and American authors (Ursula Krechel, Helga Novak, Carolyn Forché, Christa Reinig, SAID, and Nelly Sachs) for the online research database The Literary Encyclopedia.


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