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Robert Jenkins

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3127 FLB
Teaching Assistant Professor


Robert Jenkins is Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Program in Translation & Interpreting Studies.

Robert regularly teaches courses in literature, culture, translation. In addition, he advises German language students of study abroad opportunities in Germany & Austria, including the Illinois in Vienna Programs.

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, audiovisual translation, philosophy of language, cognitive stylistics, experimental pragmatics, humor, and media.


Ph.D. Vanderbilt University

M.A. University of California Santa Barbara

Awards and Honors

  • LAS Academic Professional Award