Mona Eikel-Pohen

Lecturer, German


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. Frau Eikel-Pohen puts emphasis on cultural studies of 20th and 21st century German art, film, history, literature, music, and politics.
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




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




Published Books

  • Eikel-Pohen, Monika.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. Print.




Published articles

  • Eikel-Pohen, Monika. „Days of the Years?” Ein Vergleich zwischen den Jahrestagen und ihrer englischen Übersetzung. Johnson-Jahrbuch 16 (2009): 105-124. Print