Lisabeth Hock

Lisabeth Hock

Associate Professor of German
Interim Director of the Junior Year in Munich Program

313-577-3002

313-577-6243 (fax)

lhock@wayne.edu

457 Manoogian Hall

Curriculum vitae

Website(s)

www.langlab.wayne.edu/lhock/index.html

Lisabeth Hock

Lisabeth Hock is Associate Professor of German in the Department of Classical and Modern Languges, Literatures, and Cultures and Interim Director of the Junior Year in Munich Program. She has also designed humanities-based courses for and taught in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies and Global Studies. Her research focuses on intersections of gender and medicine, intersetions of gender and race, and the scholarhip of teaching and learning. More information can be found on her website: http://www.langlab.wayne.edu/lhock/index.html


 

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • German Women Writers and the Discourse of Melancholy
  • Race and Gender
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Research

Current Book Project: Fruits of the Void: German Women and Melancholy

Currently Co-curating, with Patricia Layne and Michelle James, a volume on German-Speaking Women, Africa, and the African Diaspora

Education

  • Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998
  • M.A., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1991
  • B.A., with distinction University of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas, 1987

Awards and grants

    • WSU Educational Development Grant, Developing the German Area’s English-Language Cultural History Survey (GER 2710) as an online course that showcases the German faculty’s areas of expertise Grant Writer and Coordinator, applied together with Nicole Coleman, Mark Ferguson, Julie Koehler, Anne Rothe, Summer 2019, $1500
    • CLAS Online Course Development Grant, Developing the German Area’s English-Language Cultural History Survey (GER 2710) as an online course that showcases the German faculty’s areas of expertise Grant Writer and Coordinator, applied together with Nicole Coleman, Mark Ferguson, Julie Koehler, Anne Rothe, Summer 2019, $3500
    • NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD Faculty Mentoring Fellow, 2015-16, $2500
    • Women in German Prize for the Best Article of 2011 for "The Gender of Melancholy in Nineteenth-Century German Psychiatry.” The History of Psychiatry. 22.4 (December 2011): 449-465. Awarded at the annual conference of the coalition of Women in German in October 2012.
    • The President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University, 2008

     

Selected publications

  • Co-Curator with Nicole Coleman of a Special Issue on “Teaching German Studies in a Global Context.” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 52.2 (Fall 2019). Includes coauthorship of Introduction (124-129).
  • Article together with Layla Saatchi: “Crossing Borders, Crossing Disciplines. Ali and Nino in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom.” Approaches to Kurban Said’s Ali and Nino. Ed. Carl Niekerk and Cori Crane. Camden House. 2017
  • “Evolutionary Theory and the Female Scientist in Wilhelmine von Hillern’s Ein Arzt der Seele (1869). The German Studies Review 37.3 (October 2014): 507-527.
  • A Provocation to Listen to and Give Voice to Difference.” The Women in German Yearbook 30 (2014): 175-185.
  •  “The Gender of Melancholy in Nineteenth-Century German Psychiatry.” The History of Psychiatry. 22.4 (December 2011) 449-465.

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Courses taught

Courses Taught at Wayne State University

1. Undergraduate


A. German Courses taught in German

  • German 1010, Beginning German I, 4 cr (W06, F07, W08, F10, F11)
  • German 1020, Beginning German II, 4cr  (F08, So11, W12)
  • German 2010, Intermediate German I, 4cr  (W09, F10)
  • German 2020, Intermediate German II 4cr (F01, W02, F02, W03, W04, W05, F05, W06, F07, F09, F13, F14, F15, F16, F17)
  • German 3100, Intermediate Composition and Conversation I, 3cr  (F01, F02, F04)
  • German 3200, Intermediate Composition and Conversation II, 3cr  (W03, W04, W05, W06, W07, W08, W12, W13, W14, W15, W19, W20)

 

  • JYG 3200: Pandemie: das Historische, das Gesellschaftliche, das Persönliche
     

B. Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

  • WS 2500, Humanities Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality and Women, 3cr (New Course: F12 (as 2700), W14, W15)

C. Global Studies

  • GLS 2700, Introduction to Global Stories, 3cr  (New Course: F16, W17, F18, W20)
  • GLS 2700, Introduction to Global Stories, 3 cr, (Online version: W19, F19)

2. Graduate

A. German Graduate Courses (also open to advanced undergraduates, for whom I always make accommodations)

  • Looking Back at East Germany (F18)
  • East German Literature and Film, 3cr (New Course: F09, F17)
  • The German Novella and its Adaptations, 3cr (F15)
  • Minority Literatures and Cultures, 3cr  (F14)
  • Nineteenth-Century German Studies, 3cr  (F13)
  • Literary Representations of Encounters Between East and West, 3cr (F11)
  • German Women Writers, 3cr (New Course: W11)
  • Critical Approaches to German Studies, 3cr (F08)
  • Literature and Psychiatry in the Nineteenth Century, 3cr (W05, W08)
  • •German 4600, Topic: Illness and Society, 3cr (W04, F04)
  • The German Family in the Nineteenth Century, 3cr (W02)

B. Language Learning

  • Foreign Language Instruction