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Dr. Eleanor ter Horst

Eleanor ter Horst

Dr. Eleanor ter Horst

Ph.D., University of Michigan

Contact Information:
Office: 208A Davis Hall
Phone: 814-393-2494

Dr. ter Horst is on sabbatical for the 2013/2014 academic year.

Areas of specialization:
* Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French and German literature
* Early twentieth-century French and German literature
* Film Studies
* Gender Studies
My philosophy of language teaching:
Learning other languages opens up new possibilities for existing in the world, and suggests different ways of thinking about everything from the objects that surround us to the meaning of life.  I would like for my students to have access to these insights.  Besides, it's just a lot of fun to learn and teach languages!

"The Triangulation of Desire and the Chain of Reproduction in Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué and Ingeborg Bachmann." Seminar 47.3 (Summer 2011).

"Foreign Languages and Sustainability: Addressing the Connections, Communities and Comparisons Standards in Higher Education." Co-authored with Joshua M. Pearce. Foreign Language Annals 43.3 (Fall 2010).

"Service Learning for Sustainable Development in Foreign Languages." Co-authored with Joshua M. Pearce. Sustainability at Universities: Opportunities, Challenges and Trends 2009. Ed. Walter Leal Filho. New York: Peter Lang, 2009

"Overcoming Language Challenges of Open Source Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Development in Africa." Co-authored with Joshua M. Pearce. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa. 11.3 (Winter 2009).

"The Comedy and Tragedy of Sacrifice in Fatih Akin's Auf der anderen Seite." Rondas Literarias de Pittsburgh 2009.

"Urban Pastoral:  Tradition and Innovation in Apollinaire's ‘Zone' and Rilke's ‘Zehnte Duineser Elegie.'" Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature 32.1 (Winter 2008). 

"Foreign Languages and the Environment: A Collaborative Instructional Project." Co-authored with Joshua M. Pearce. The Language Educator (October 2008).

"The Pendulum of Poetry:  Metaphor and Mediation in Rilke's Duineser Elegien." German Quarterly 79.3 (Summer 2006).

Lessing, Goethe, Kleist, and the Transformation of Gender:  From Hermaphrodite to Amazon.  New York: Peter Lang, 2003.
Other interests:
I like to take photographs, play the cello, run and cycle, and read all kinds of books in various languages.