Lisabeth Hock

Faculty Profile

Academic Director

Secondary Title

Director of the Junior Year in Munich Program




457 Manoogian Hall


Lisabeth Hock is an associate professor of German in the Department of Classical and Modern Languges, Literatures and Cultures and director of the Junior Year in Munich Program. She has also designed humanities-based courses for and taught in gender, sexuality and women's studies and global studies. Her research focuses on intersections of gender and medicine, intersetions of gender and race, and the scholarhip of teaching and learning.

Selected Publications

  • Co-Curator with Nicole Coleman of a Special Issue on “Teaching German Studies in a Global Context.” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 52.2 (Fall 2019). Includes coauthorship of Introduction (124-129).
  • Article together with Layla Saatchi: “Crossing Borders, Crossing Disciplines. Ali and Nino in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom.” Approaches to Kurban Said’s Ali and Nino. Ed. Carl Niekerk and Cori Crane. Camden House. 2017
  • “Evolutionary Theory and the Female Scientist in Wilhelmine von Hillern’s Ein Arzt der Seele (1869). The German Studies Review 37.3 (October 2014): 507-527.
  • A Provocation to Listen to and Give Voice to Difference.” The Women in German Yearbook 30 (2014): 175-185.
  •  “The Gender of Melancholy in Nineteenth-Century German Psychiatry.” The History of Psychiatry. 22.4 (December 2011) 449-465.

Courses taught


German courses taught in German

  • German 1010, Beginning German I, 4 cr (W06, F07, W08, F10, F11)
  • German 1020, Beginning German II, 4cr  (F08, So11, W12)
  • German 2010, Intermediate German I, 4cr  (W09, F10)
  • German 2020, Intermediate German II 4cr (F01, W02, F02, W03, W04, W05, F05, W06, F07, F09, F13, F14, F15, F16, F17)
  • German 3100, Intermediate Composition and Conversation I, 3cr  (F01, F02, F04)
  • German 3200, Intermediate Composition and Conversation II, 3cr  (W03, W04, W05, W06, W07, W08, W12, W13, W14, W15, W19, W20) 
  • JYG 3200: Pandemie: das Historische, das Gesellschaftliche, das Persönliche
  • JYG 4100: Einführung in die Literatur: die Weimarer Republik in München und Berlin 

Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies

  • WS 2500, Humanities Perspectives on Gender, Sexuality and Women, 3cr (New Course: F12 (as 2700), W14, W15)

Global Studies

  • GLS 2700, Introduction to Global Stories, 3cr  (New Course: F16, W17, F18, W20)
  • GLS 2700, Introduction to Global Stories, 3 cr, (Online version: W19, F19)


German graduate courses

(Also open to advanced undergraduates, for whom I always make accommodations.)

  • Looking Back at East Germany (F18)
  • East German Literature and Film, 3cr (New Course: F09, F17)
  • The German Novella and its Adaptations, 3cr (F15)
  • Minority Literatures and Cultures, 3cr  (F14)
  • Nineteenth-Century German Studies, 3cr  (F13)
  • Literary Representations of Encounters Between East and West, 3cr (F11)
  • German Women Writers, 3cr (New Course: W11)
  • Critical Approaches to German Studies, 3cr (F08)
  • Literature and Psychiatry in the Nineteenth Century, 3cr (W05, W08)
  • •German 4600, Topic: Illness and Society, 3cr (W04, F04)
  • The German Family in the Nineteenth Century, 3cr (W02)

Language learning

  • Foreign Language Instruction

Research Description

INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK (German+Natural Science, German + Social Science, German+Business, German+Arts, German+Premed), GERMAN STUDIES, GENDER STUDIES, EMOTION STUDIES

My research focuses on German Literature, the nineteenth century, and discourses on melancholy and emotion in general. I am also working my way into digital humanities.

I am available to work with students and advisors in other departments on interdisciplinary projects.

As German undergraduate advisor, I am particularly eager to work with all students who want to conduct research or do a capstone project related to an internship while taking part in our Junior Year in Munich program. Among students who will be participating in the JYM program in 2014-15 are:
*a Theater/German major whose project involves methods of performance training in contemporary German theater
*a biochemistry/German major working on the practice of complementary alternative medicine in Germany
*a chemistry/German major focusing on the comparison of laboratory culture in Germany and the United States.

Affiliated Departments