Dr. Yvonne Franke
» Assistant Professor
I received my Ph.D. in German Studies with doctoral level certificates in Film Studies and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. In my dissertation "The Genres of Europeanization - Moving Towards the New Heimatfilm," I identified a new German film genre that developed under the influences of globalization and genre hybridity. My research interests include contemporary German audiovisual culture and literature against the backdrop of European expansion. I co-edited the anthology Heimat Goes Mobile – Hybrid Forms of Home in Literature and Film (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).
Before coming to MSU, in addition to all levels of German language instruction, I taught a Film Adaptation seminar at the University of Augsburg, Germany, a Media class for German majors at the University of Pittsburgh, and several modules in German Film History at Carnegie Mellon University. I use an interdisciplinary approach in language, film, literature, and culture classes to provide students with an opportunity to understand how these forces interact and develop cross-cultural, creative, and collaborative skills.
|Semester||Course #||Section||Course Name||Location||Days / Times|
|Details||Fall 2015||2133||Intermediate German||Dillard College of Business Administration||
TR 12:30-1:50 p.m.
|Details||Fall 2015||1134||Elementary German||Dillard College of Business Administration||
MTWR 8:00-8:50 a.m.
|Details||Spring 2015||21220||201||3133 Contemporary German Culture||Prothro-Yeager Hall 203||
Mondays & Wednesdays 2:00-3:20 p.m.
|Details||Spring 2015||21218||201||2233 Intermediate German||Dillard College of Business Administration 175||
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:50 p.m.
|Details||Spring 2015||21215||202||1234 Elementary German||Dillard College of Business Administration 328||
Mondays-Thursdays 11:00-11:50 a.m.
|Details||Spring 2015||21212||201||1234 Elementary German||Dillard College of Business Administration 131||
Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-8:50 a.m.
|Details||Fall 2014||10954||101||2133 Intermediate German||Dillard College of Business Administration 177||
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:50 p.m.
|Details||Fall 2014||10951||102||1134 Elementary German||Dillard College of Business Administration 342||
Mondays-Thursdays 11-11:50 a.m.
|Details||Fall 2014||10949||101||1134 Elementary German||Dillard College of Business Administration 317||
Mondays-Thursdays 8:00-8:50 a.m.
|Details||Spring 2014||21225||202||1234 Elementary German||Dillard College of Business Administration 329||
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 12:00-12:50 p.m.
|Details||Spring 2014||21223||201||1234 Elementary German||Dillard College of Business Administration 329||
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 8:00-8:50 a.m.
|Details||Fall 2013||10986||102||1134 Elementary German||Prothro-Yeager Hall 204||
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 12-12:50 PM
|Details||Fall 2013||10985||101||1134 Elementary German||Prothro-Yeager Hall 203||
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8-8:50 AM
|University of Pittsburgh||M.A.||2006-4-30 0:0:0|
|Universitaet Augsburg, Germany||M.A.||2007-6-5 0:0:0|
|University of Pittsburgh||Ph.D.||2013-8-10 0:0:0|
|Institution||Position||Start Date /||End Date|
|Universitaet Augsburg, Germany||Lecturer||04/2007||07/2007|
|University of Pittsburgh||European Union Dissertation Fellow||05/2012||07/2012|
|Universitaet Augsburg, Germany||Research Assistant||07/2006||04/2007|
|University of Pittsburgh||Teaching Assistant||08/2004||04/2006|
|University of Pittsburgh||Teaching Fellow||08/2007||07/2011|
|University of Pittsburgh||Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellow||08/2011||04/2012|
|University of Pittsburgh||Arts & Sciences Graduate Fellow in Cultural Studies||08/2012||07/2013|
‘Heimat’ Goes Mobile. Hybrid Forms of Home in Literature and Film, with Gabriele Eichmanns, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
“Papas Kino Lebt! – Traveling Heimat in Wim Wenders’ Im Lauf der Zeit and Fatih Akın’s Auf der Anderen Seite”, ‘Heimat’ Goes Mobile. Hybrid Forms of Home in Literature and Film, Gabriele Eichmanns and Yvonne Franke (eds.), Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013, 190-211.
“Maulwurf [mole].” Metzler Lexikon Literarischer Symbole [Metzler Dictionary of Literary Symbols]. 2nd ed. Eds. Günter Butzer and Joachim Jacob. Stuttgart: Metzler, 2012, 266-267. Print.
Rev. of Literarische Entdeckungsreisen. Vorfahren – Nachfahrten – Revisionen, by Hansjörg Bay and Wolfgang Struck (eds.). German Studies Review Vol. 36 No. 3 (October 2013): 686-688.
Rev. of Screening the East: Heimat, Memory and Nostalgia in German Film Since 1989, by Nick Hodgin. Focus on German Studies 19 (2012): 223-226.
Conference Presentations and Panel Organizations
ACTFL Convention & World Languages EXPO 11/2013
Paper: “Ich bin Preuße, bitte zügeln Sie Ihre Begeisterung” – Teaching German Language and Culture with Loriot
German Studies Association 10/2013
Panel organization: Travel in the Age of Globalization
Paper: Imagining Boundless Socialism – Traveling East in Pre- and Post-Unification Films
Modern Language Association 01/2013
Panel Organization: Wenn der Toni mit der Vroni – Heimat as a Gendered Space
German Studies Association 10/2012
Panel Organization: Recent Expressions of Heimat
Paper: Showdown at the Bavarian McVillage – Heimat and Globalization in Thomas Kronthaler's "Die Scheinheiligen" (2001)
Coalition of Women in German 10/2012
Panel organization: Renovating Home – Gender, Sexuality, and Race after 1989
Poster: Drifters – New Economy "Flâneuses" in Recent German Film
Joint Graduate Student Conference: Crossing Borders – Ways of Constructing Identities 05/2012
University of Augsburg, Germany
Paper: Crossing (off) "Heimat?" Roots and Routes of the German Road and Travel Film in Times of European Expansion
Rethinking Europe Graduate Conference Workshop – New Approaches and Methodologies to the Study of Europe in the 20th and 21st Centuries 11/2011
University of Minnesota
Paper: Transgressing Borders and Genres – German Road Films in Times of European Expansion
German Studies Association 09/2011
Panel Organization: Heimat in Literature, Theory and Film
Paper: From the Heath to the Highway – "Heimat" and the Road and Travel Film
Northeast Modern Language Association 04/2011
Paper: W(h)ines and Spirits – "Flânerie" in German Film
Cultural Studies Association 03/2011
Paper: The "New Heimatfilm" – Tamara Staudt’s “Just One Summer”
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference 04/2010
University of Kentucky
Paper: A Genre of Transnationalism? Transgressing "Heimat" in German Film
Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference 09/2008
Paper: The New European Mental Life in German Film
European Studies Center/European Union Center of Excellence 2013
University of Pittsburgh
Paper: Home in Europe – Transgressing Borders and Genres in Current German Road Films
Kenyon College, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures 03/2012
Paper: Papa’s "Heimat" is Dead – The New German Cinema at Home in the EU