Texas Tech University

Dr. Belinda Kleinhans

Assistant Professor of German

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in German (focus: literature and cultural studies), University of Waterloo (ON, Canada) 2013
    • Dissertation title: Mit Texttieren jenseits der Grenze des Schweigens sprechen. Sprachkrise, Machtdiskurse, und eine Poetologie des Offenen in der deutschsprachigen Nachkriegsliteratur am Beispiel Wolfdietrich Schnurres, Günter Eichs und Ilse Aichingers (Speaking with textual animals beyond the limits of silence. Crisis of language, power discourses, and a poetology of the open in German postwar literature); Advisor: Dr. Alice Kuzniar
  • Magister Artium in German Studies and Philosophy, Universität Mannheim (Germany) 2008
    • Thesis title: Selbst-Identität im existentialistischen Spannungsfeld: Geworfen in Welt, Gesellschaft und Sprache. Ingeborg Bachmanns Erzählband Das dreißigste Jahr (Identity in the midst of existentialist tension: Being thrown into the world, society and language. Ingeborg Bachmann’s narrative cycle The Thirtieth Year); advisor: Dr. Uwe C. Steiner
  • M.A. in German Studies (focus: literature), University of Waterloo (ON, Canada) 2007
    • Thesis title: Geworfen in Welt, Gesellschaft und Sprache. Existentialismus und Identität in Ingeborg Bachmanns Erzählband Das dreißigste Jahr (Being thrown into the world, society, and language. Existentialism and identity in Ingeborg Bachmann’s narrative cycle The Thirtieth Year); advisor Dr. David John

AREAS OF RESEARCH

My research connects German literature to the areas of biopolitics, cultural and literary animal studies, literary texts and the philosophy of language, issues of representation, and environmental humanities. In my research, I focus on literature between 1920 and 1960, and contemporary poetry. I have published mostly in the area of Cultural and Literary Animal Studies.

For an updated list of presentations and publications, please see https://ttu.academia.edu/BelindaKleinhans.

TEACHING / COURSES

  • Germ 2312: Literature of the Holocaust
  • Reading Animals
  • Weimar Republic and Exile
  • Various German language courses

AWARDS

  • Faculty of Arts Teaching Excellence Award – Sessional category (University of Manitoba), 2014
  • Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies (University of Waterloo, ON), 2013
  • Cecilia and George Piller Graduate Research Award (Waterloo Centre for German Studies, University of Waterloo, ON), 2013
  • Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student (University of Waterloo, ON), 2010

CONTACT INFORMATION

Belinda Kleinhans, Ph.D.
College of Arts and Sciences
Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
Box 42071
Lubbock, TX 79409

T 806-834-2702 F 806-742-3306

Belinda.kleinhans@ttu.edu

PERSONAL WEBSITE

http://belindakleinhans.weebly.com/

Belinda Kleinhans