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Anna Souchuk


Ph.D. - Yale University: 2008
M.Phil. - Yale University: 2006
M.A. - Yale University: 2005
B.A. - University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign: 2002

Teaching and Research Interests

Anna Souchuk is Associate Professor of German in DePaul's Department of Modern Languages. She received her Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Yale University in 2008, with a dissertation on constructions of place in the novels of Elfriede Jelinek, Josef Haslinger, and Robert Menasse. Since then, her research has concentrated largely on the collected works of Josef Haslinger and his depictions of Austria’s conflicted relationship to Vergangenheitsbewältigung (coming to terms with the past), though Dr. Souchuk continues to write on other Austrian writers and artists, including Elfriede Jelinek, Linda Stift, the visual artist Deborah Sengl, and the filmmaker Markus Schleinzer. Her research has been presented frequently at the annual Conferences of the German Studies Association and Austrian Studies Association (the leading conferences in the fields of German and Austrian Studies in the U.S.), along with the Convention of the Modern Language Association. Most recently, she edited a special edition of the scholarly journal Modern Languages Open with a focus on the family novel in German(ic) literature. This project drew on her interests in the generational transmission of the family story as an emblem of problematic Austrian Vergangenheitsbewältigung while exploring the recent increase in popularity of Familienromane (family novels) in German-language literature. Dr. Souchuk teaches a wide variety of courses in DePaul University’s German Program and Honors Program. She has also developed several short- and long-term study abroad programs at DePaul, most recently a long-term program for students to study in Vienna, and a short-term program to Berlin, where students volunteer with refugees and learn about human rights and multicultural Germany.

Courses Taught

  • German Film
  • Turn of the Century Vienna
  • Berlin and the Golden Twenties
  • Kakfa and the Kafkaesque
  • Coming of Age in Germany and Austria
  • Contemporary Bestsellers from Germany and Austria
  • Memoirs of the Holocaust
  • Business German
  • The German Novella
  • Current Events in the German-Speaking World
  • German Literature: From Origins to 1600
  • Honors 205: Bertolt Brecht on the Stage of the Twentieth Century
  • Explore: German-American Chicago
  • Grimms' Fairy Tales
  • New German Cinema
  • Multicultural Germany: Film, Literature, and Art
  • HON 205: Coffeehouses and Culture in Vienna 1900

Other Research Interests:

  • coffeehouse culture
  • the German-language Familienroman
  • the notion of "place" and place-identity
  • the urban landscape in 20th-century Germany and Austria
  • fin-de-sicle Vienna


  • Director, German Program
  • Faculty Council Secretary
  • Faculty Council
  • LAS Study Abroad Committee
  • LAS Awards Committee
  • Presidential Vetting Committee
  • University Strategic Planning Team: Academic Portfolio and Faculty Development
  • Organizer and Co-Director, Berlin Study Abroad Program
  • Organizer and Co-Director, Vienna Study Abroad Program
  • Faculty Advisor, German Club
  • Creating Knowledge MOL Committee


  • Distinguished Honors Faculty
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • DePaul ENGAGE Faculty Award