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Mona Eikel-Pohen

Mona Eikel-Pohen


Lecturer, German
Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

meikelpo@syr.edu

332 HB Crouse Hall
315.443.5903


Research and Teaching Interests

Mona Eikel-Pohen's teaching experiences range from elementary to advanced German. She employs a wide array of communicative methods and strategies that instill in students confidence in their language use and curiosity in their research with an emphasis on German cultural studies of the 20th and 21st century.
Her current literary research is concerned with narratology of evil in German 20th and 21st century fiction. She also conducts research in creative writing and improvisation techniques for foreign language teaching.

Courses

GER 101 German I
GER 102 German II
GER 201 German III
GER 202 German IV
GER 303 German Civilization (Ithaca College, 2014)
GER 323 German Oral Practice (Ithaca College, 2016)
SC 101 German History through Film (Wells College, 2014&2015)
W 195 German Improvisation Theater (Wells College, 2016)
W 195 Public Speaking (Wells College, 2015&2016)

Education

  • Ph.D. Modern German Literature, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 2009.
  • Applied Teaching Degree (Zweites Staatsexamen) Performing Arts (Darstellendes Spiel), Braunschweig University of Arts, Germany, 2004.
  • Applied Teaching Degree (Zweites Staatsexamen) German and English, Studienseminar Paderborn, Germany, 2002.
  • State Exam (Erstes Staatsexamen) for German and English Language and Literature, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, 1999.

Career

  • Lecturer in German, Syracuse University, 2016–present
  • German Instructor, Syracuse University, 2015-16
  • German Instructor, Ithaca College, 2014–2016
  • German Instructor, Wells College, 2012–2016
  • German Teacher, German School, and German Language School, Washington D.C., Potomac, MD 2005–2007
  • Teacher for German and English, St. Ursula-Schule, Hannover, Germany 2002–2005
  • Teacher for German and English, Gymnasium St. Xaver, Bad Driburg, Germany 2000–2002

Publications

Books

  • Eikel-Pohen, Mona. Jahrestage versus Anniversaries: Vergleich der deutsch- und englischsprachigen Fassung von Uwe Johnsons Roman „Jahrestage. Aus dem Leben von Gesine Cresspahl". Diss. Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 2009. Marburg: Tectum, 2010. 

Articles

  • Eikel-Pohen, Mona. Presenting as Performance: Painless Practices for Presentation in Foreign Languages. Scenario, Vol. XI.1, 2017. 17-32.
  • Eikel-Pohen, Mona. Da könn(t)e man wirklich nichts machen. Über die Verwendung des Konjunktivs in Hannah Arendts Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963). ReLü-Rezensionszeitschrift zur Literaturübersetzung. http://www.relue-online.de/2017/09/da-koennte-man-wirklich-nichts-machen/ September 2017.
  • Eikel-Pohen, Mona. „Days of the Years?” Ein Vergleich zwischen den Jahrestagen und ihrer englischen Übersetzung. Johnson-Jahrbuch 16. 2009 105-124.

Under Review

  • Sprachzuwachs durch kreatives Schreiben. Analyse einer Versuchsanthologie zur Vorbereitung eines Lehrwerkes für den Fremdsprachenunterricht (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) - ein Werkstattbericht.
  • Teaching Culture through the German TV series Tatort

Presentations

  • Tatort. Teaching German Regionalism, Social Milieu, and Media Culture, ACTFL/American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages
  • Painless Presentation Practices. Syracuse University. Professional Development Workshop. 24 March 2017.
  • Improvisation in the Language Classroom. Reclaiming Genuine Communication Binghamton University Conference on Foreign Language 24-25 October 2015.