College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Modern Languages > Faculty > German > 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 and German Program Director 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.
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