Claudia Schwabe

Assistant Professor of German

Contact Information:
0720 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-0720
(435) 797-8624
Office: Main 002D

Dr. Schwabe holds a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Florida, a MA in Teaching Business Education from Georgia College & State University, and two BA's in International Business Administration from Germany and the United Kingdom. She has been teaching at USU since 2012. Prior to academia, she worked as an Executive Assistant for a German manufacturing company and as a high school teacher.

Educational Background
Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA 2012
M.A. in Teaching Business Education, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA, USA, 2005
B.A. International Business Administration, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, 2003
B.A. International Administrative Management, Accadis, Bad Homburg, Germany 2003

Previous Teaching Experience
German Fairy Tales
German Films
Contemporary German Speaking Cultures
Trends in Modern German Literature
Introduction to German Studies
Business German
Techniques in Translating German Texts
German Language (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
French Language (Beginning)
Business Education

Teaching Interests
German Language, Literature, Culture, History, Conversation, Film; Business German; German Romanticism; Fairy Tales; Translation; German Popular Culture

Research Interests
18th- and 19th-Century Romantic Literature and Culture, Literary Fairy Tales (Kunstmärchen), Folk Fairy Tales, Magic Realism, German Songs and Folklore, German Children’s Literature and Film, East German Cinema, German Orientalism.

Summary of Recent Scholarly Publications

2018               Craving Supernatural Creatures: German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture. Detroit: Wayne State University 
                         Press (advance contract, to be submitted 8/2017).   
                         ·         Single-author monograph, not based on dissertation, blind two-part peer review by the top university press in
                                  the field.

2016             New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales. Eds. Christa Jones and Claudia Schwabe. Boulder: University Press
                        of Colorado.

                        ·         Blind two-part peer review by a university press. The edited volume features essays by sixteen national
                                and international fairy-tale and folklore scholars.

Articles in Refereed Journals
2016               “The Grimms’ “Snow White”: Tracing the Legendary Fate of Hessian Countess Margaretha von Waldeckin
                         Contemporary Legend

2016               The Legacy of DEFA’s Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella in Post-Wall Germany: Tracing the Success of a Bicultural
                          Fairy-Tale Film in Television,” in Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 31.1 (invited)
2015               “Orientalism and Ethnic Drag in DEFA Fairy-Tale Film: Wolfgang Staudte’s The Story of Little Mook” in Marvels & Tales:
                          Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

Book Chapters

 2016               “Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Teaching Folklore and Fairy Tales in Higher Education.” New Approaches to
                          Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales
. Eds. Christa Jones and Claudia Schwabe. Boulder: University Press of Colorado

 2016               “Issues in Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media: Pedagogy.” Routledge Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media. Eds.
                           Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, and Naomi Hamer. New York: Routledge (invited)

 2016               “Grimms’ Fairy Tales in a Political Context: Teaching East German Fairy-Tale Films.” New Approaches to Teaching Folk
                           and Fairy Tales
. Eds. Christa Jones and Claudia Schwabe. Boulder: University Press of Colorado

2014               “Getting Real with Fairy Tales: Magic Realism in Grimm and Once Upon a Time.” Channeling Wonder. Eds. Pauline
                          Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 294-315 (invited)

Invited Refereed Encyclopedia Entry
2016               “Von Bassewitz-Hohenluckow, Gerdt Bernhard.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales. Ed. Donald
                          Haase, Westport: Greenwood Publishing

Book Reviews
2016               Jack Zipes, Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales in Marvels & Tales: Journal of
                         Fairy-Tale Studies
30.2 (Spring 2016) (invited)

 2015               Qinna Shen, The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews, published online,
                         (invited) (

2015               Cristina Bacchilega, Fairy Tales Transformed?: Twenty-First-Century Adaptations & the Politics of Wonder in Cultural
(2013; publ. 1/2015), (invited)

2009               Book review, Katharina Gerstenberger, Writing the New Berlin: The German Capital in Post-Wall Literature, The
                        Germanic Review
84, 3 (Summer 2009): 268-9.

 Other Publications
 2015               Poem, “O?wi?cim.” Poetica Magazine. Ed. Michal Mahgerefteh. Norfolk, VA (Summer 2015)

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships
2015 Faculty Undergraduate Advisor of the Year Award, LPCS, USU
2014 Travel Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

2014 Travel Award, Center for Women and Gender Studies
2013 Nomination for Teacher of the Year Award, LPCS, USU
2013 Participant in Seminar on Writing Winning Grant Proposals, USU
2012 NeMLA 2012 Graduate Travel Award, Northeast Modern Language Association
2011Finalist, Madelyn Lockhart Dissertation Fellowship Award, UF
2010 Graduate Student Teaching Award, UF
2010, 2011 Outstanding Achievement Award, UF International Center
2008-2010 Grinter Fellowship Recipient, UF
2006 Outstanding Student Award, MAT-program, GC&SU, Milledgeville, Georgia

Curriculum Vitae