Silke von der Emde

Associate Professor and Chair of German Studies and Director of the Self-Instructional Language Program
Silke von der Emde

Silke von der Emde received her PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1994. She is the author of Entering History: Feminist Dialogues in Irmtraud Morgner’s Prose (2004) as well as several articles on GDR literature, feminist theory, and German film. She is currently writing a book with the working title Women, Memory and the Second German Past. In addition to her scholarship on contemporary German literature, film, and culture, she is co-directing a broad initiative at Vassar College on the Holocaust. Together with her colleague Jeffrey Schneider, she developed Vassar’s award-winning Intermediate German Sequence using the online bilingual environment MOOssiggang. The two have also published several articles on technology and foreign language pedagogy in prominent, peer-reviewed journals and books.

BA, Universität Tubingen; MA, PhD, Indiana University-Bloomington
At Vassar since 1994


Chicago Hall
Box 426
Mondays & Thursdays 2:45-3:30pm and by appointment.


GERM 105 Beginning German: The Stories of Childhood
GERM 301 Senior Seminar

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