Office Hours: SP19 TR 2:30-4:00p
Robert Jenkins is Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.
Robert regularly teaches courses in literature, culture, translation, and Austro-German cultural influence in the European Union. In addition, he advises German language students in the Illinois exchange program with Vienna.
His research interests broadly include late 19th, 20th, and 21st century German and Austrian literature, specifically Expressionism, New Objectivity, and Avant-garde literary forms. Additional interests include literary translation and translation theory, philosophy of language, cognitive-semiotic approaches to literature, humor, urban-modernism, media studies and audiovisual translation, and concepts of masculinity as circumscribed by popular violence.
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Awards and Honors
- LAS Academic Professional Award
- GER 201, German Popular Culture
- GER 205, Germany and Europe
- GER 211, German Conversation and Writing I
- GER 212, German Conversation and Writing II
- GER 250, The Grimms’ Fairy Tales in Context, with Advanced Writing
- GER 251, The Grimms' Fairy Tales
- GER 321, German for Economics
- GER 331, Introduction to German Literature
- GER 332, German Literature & Culture: Humor in German-language Prose, Theater, Film and Television.
- GER 401, Global Issues in German Media
- GER 403, German-English Translation
- GER 473, German Lit. 1920s to Today, The Mind and Literature—Literature in the Mind
- GER 473, German Literature, 1920s to Today: 20th & 21st Century Narrative.
- TRST 580, Special Topics: Audiovisual Translation-Subtitling
- TRST 410, Theory of Translation
- Courses Taught Elsewhere (Below)
- German Language at all levels
- Literature and the Interpretation of Culture
- Foreign Language Teacher Education Practicum
- Introduction to German Studies (co-taught)