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Agatha Schwartz

Full Professor (tenured), Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., German Language and Literature, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, 1996

Thesis title: “Utopie, Utopismus und Dystopie in Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften: Robert Musils utopisches Konzept aus geschlechtsspezifischer Sicht.”

M.A.,  German  Literature, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1990. Thesis title: “Robert Muzil kao pozorišni pisac, kritičar i teoretičar.” (Robert Musil as a Playwright, Drama Critic and Theoretician)

M.A. equivalent, Études des civilizations, Centre Européen Universitaire, Nancy, France, 1988.

B.A. Honours, German Language and Literature and French Language and Literature (double major), University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1985.

Employment History

May 2009-present Full Professor, University of Ottawa

May 2002-April 2009 Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

July 1997-April 2002 Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa

September 1996-May 1997 Lecturer, Department of German, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Winter 1995 Teaching Fellow at Queen’s University Study Centre, Herstmonceux, UK

1991-95 Teaching Assistant, Department of German, Queen’s University

1989-91 Lecturer, Department of German, University of Belgrade

1985-91 Freelance translator and interpreter (German, French, Serbo-Croatian and Hungarian)

1985-1987 High-school teacher for German, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Research Fields and Interests

  • Austro-Hungarian fin de siècle
  • Women writers
  • Central European literatures and cultures
  • Gender studies
  • Trauma narratives

Languages Spoken, Read and Written

English (near-native fluency); French (near-native fluency); Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian and German (native fluency); Spanish (advanced intermediate)

Membership in Professional Organizations

CAUTG (Canadian Association of University Teachers of German)

MLA (Modern Language Association)

HSAC (Hungarian Studies Association of Canada)

WiG (Women in German)

ASA (Austrian Studies Association)

 

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