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Ellen C. Kirkendall
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Ellen Kirkendall

Visiting Assistant Professor of German
Modern Languages + Literatures920-403-3102

Ellen C. Kirkendall (formerly Chew) is a visiting assistant professor of German at St. Norbert College. She successfully defended her dissertation in February 2022. Kirkendall’s varied teaching and research interests include music, theater and performance studies, the Weimar Republic, Grimms’ fairy tales, language pedagogy and the Goethezeit.

  • GERM 101 Elementary German 1
  • GERM 102 Elementary German 2
  • GERM 203 Intermediate German 1
  • GERM/HUMA 302 German Culture Translation
  • GERM 375 Modern Germany: 1850-1950
  • HUMA 313 Stories of War
  • HUMA 189 Fairy Tales: Grimms-Disney

  • B.M. – University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Voice)
  • M.A. – University of Cincinnati (German Studies)
  • Ph.D. – University of Cincinnati (German Studies)

  • German language pedagogy and music
  • Bertolt Brecht and epic theater
  • Theater and performance studies

Kirkendall, Ellen C. "Performance Review of Bertolt Brecht’s 'The Caucasian Chalk Circle" at St. Norbert College." ""ecibs: Communications of the International Brecht Society," forthcoming.

Kirkendall, Ellen. Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s "Die Sieben Todsünden": Exile and Exilic Legacy in Performance, 1933-2020. 2022. University of Cincinnati, Doctoral dissertation. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1657797290068373.

Ellen Chew, Anna Büchöl. "Transatlantic Project (III): City Quiz .andererseits - Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies," 7/8, 27 transcript Verlag, 2020.

Ellen C. Chew "Taking Stock of German Studies in the United States, Edited by Rachel J. Halverson and Carol Anne Costabile-Heming." Focus on German Studies, 23, 76 University of Cincinnati Press, 2016.

Chew, Ellen. Goethe’s "Gretchentragodie" in Song: A Multidimensional Woman, not Victim. 2016. University of Cincinnati, Master's thesis. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center, http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1458893328.