Florence Feiereisen

Associate Professor of German, Chair

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Florence Feiereisen studied German and Computational Linguistics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany (M.A. 2003) and received a Ph.D. in German Cultural Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2007.

At Middlebury College since 2007, she teaches language classes as well as upper-level courses focusing on German pop culture, national identity, gender, linguistics, and sound.

She has published various articles in the fields of contemporary literature and acoustic ecology/sound studies. Her monograph, Der Text als Soundtrack—der Autor als DJ: Postmoderne und postkoloniale Samples bei Thomas Meinecke (Königshausen & Neumann), appeared in 2011. She has also co-edited (with Alexandra Hill) Germany in the Loud Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press, 2012). 


Sample of her writing/ two recent articles:

Feiereisen, Florence. “Normierung als Angriff auf das Kulturgut Sprache? Die Geschichte der deutschen Rechtschreibreform im kulturellen Kontext.“ Monatshefte 110.3 (Fall 2018): 307-326.

Feiereisen, Florence. “They Tried to Divide the Sky: Listening to Cold War Berlin.” Colloquia Germanica 46 (2013): 410-432. (published in 2016)

Lately, Florence has been very interested in the Digital Liberal Arts. As a DLA fellow she spent her last sabbatical researching digital tools and embarked on a big collaborative project (with Erin Sassin) that is situated at the intersection of urban history (Berlin!), architecture, and acoustic ecology: http://sites.middlebury.edu/dla/2018/04/26/sounding-out-the-spaces-of-berlins-working-class-life/.


Department of German

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