Doris McGonagill
Associate Professor of German

Contact Information:
0720 Old Main Hill
Utah State University
Logan, Utah 84322-0720
(435) 797-9181
Office: Main 002 E

Educational Background
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2006
Staatsexamen (German State Examination), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg 1997/8
M.A. in German, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada 1992

Previous Teaching Experience
German Art and Literature
Trends in Modern German Literature
Survey of German Literature
Intellectual History from Luther to Kant
German Folk and Fairy Tales
Goethe's Faust
Turn of the Century Vienna Art and Literature
German Reading
Techniques in Translating German Texts
Advanced Spoken German I & II
German Language (Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced)

Current Research Interests
German Literature and Intellectual History from the 18th through the 21st centuries
Literature and the Visual Arts
Memory Discourses & Poetics of Memory
German Idealism, Romanticism and Realism
Contemporary German Culture and Popular Debate
German Language Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition

Overview of Professional Experience
Assistant Professor (Limited Term), Department of German, Dalhousie University, 2006—2009

Teaching Fellow/Head Teaching Fellow, Harvard University, 9/1999—6/2005

Instructor of Language and Literature, Goethe-Institut Boston, 5/1998—12/1999

German Instructor, The Boston Language Institute, 1/1998—8/1999

Instructor, Heidelberger Paedagogikum & Inlingua Language Institute, 10/1996—10/1998

Tutor/Marker, Institut für Deutsch als Fremdsprachenphilologie, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg, 4/1993—7/1995

Teaching Assistant, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 9/1991-6/1992

Other Academic Positions
Non-Resident Tutor in German, Pforzheimer House, Harvard University, 2004/5
Curatorial Assistant for Harvard University's Busch-Reisinger Museum Exhibition, "as though my body were nought but ciphers”: Crises of Representation in Fin-de-siècle Vienna, Cambridge (Mass.), 2-6/2005
Editorial Assistant, The Medieval Academy of America, 3/1998-9/1999
Research Assistant, Frühneuhochdeutsches Wörterbuch, a project of the ‘Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft', Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, 8/1990-12/1997

"azurblau, karminrot und giftig grün” – The Toxic and the Sublime in W. G. Sebald's Nach der Natur (submitted)

Review of The Undiscover'd Country. W. G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel, ed. Markus Zisselsberger (Camden House 2010), in: German Studies Review (forthcoming)

"Keinem bleibt seine Gestalt”: Identität und Alterität in Christoph Ransmayrs Roman Die letzte Welt, in: MALCA – Electronic Conference Journal (forthcoming)

"Über die allmähliche Verfertigung visueller Erkenntnisse beim Zeichnen. Gerhard Richters graphisches Werk”, in: Triëdere: Periodikum für Theorie und Kunst (March 2011)

"Die Farbe Blau im lyrischen Werk Else Lasker-Schülers", in: TRANS. Internet-Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaft (vol. 17,, February 2010)

"A New Science of Beauty: Jacopo de Barbari introduces Albrecht Dürer to a method of drawing the human figure according to a canon of proportion”, in: A New History of German Literature, ed. David E. Wellbery et al. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004): 209-214.

Translation of Volker Mertens' review of James A. Rushing's Images of Adventure: Ywain in the Visual Arts, in: Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, April (2001): 513-517.

Awards, Honors and Fellowships
Travel/Research Grant, Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature at Washington University in St. Louis, 3/2011

Travel Grant, Center for Women and Gender, Utah State University, 3/11

Faculty Travel and Research Grant, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Utah State University, 10/2010

Faculty Travel and Research Grant, Humanities, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Utah State University, 2/2010

Travel Grant for Female Faculty, Women and Gender Research Institute, Utah State University, 12/2009

RDF Faculty Travel Grant for International Conferences, Dalhousie University, 2007

Whiting Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University, 2005

Term Time Award for Dissertation Research and Merit Fellowship, Harvard University, 2002

Derek Bok Award for Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003

Ph.D. General Examination passed with Distinction, German Department, Harvard University, 11/2001

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Summer Fellowship, Harvard University, 2001

Jack M. Stein Teaching Fellow Prize, German Department, Harvard University, 2000

William Guild Howard Scholarship for European Students, Harvard University, 1999 and 2000

Harvard University Graduate Fellowship, 1999-2003

Dalhousie University Graduate Fellowship, 1991-1992

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Student Travel Grant, 1991

Curriculum Vitae