Eva Kuttenberg, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of German, Languages
Office Phone: 814-898-6079
Office Location: 49 Kochel
Mailing Address:
ERIE, PA 16563

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A native Austrian and trained translator for Spanish and English, Eva Kuttenberg came to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in German Studies from New York University. Her teaching career has taken her from the Little Apple, Manhattan, Kansas via Minnesota to the Big Apple where she taught at NYU, Columbia University, CUNY, and the Goethe Institute. After three years as a lecturer of German at Haverford and Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia, she became an Assistant Professor of German at the University of Dallas, then at Albion College in Michigan, and finally at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, in 2003.

Her research on the literary and cinematic staging of suicide, visual culture in Vienna of the 1920s, and the postwar Viennese topography of memory has appeared in the peer-reviewed academic journals Austrian Studies, Seminar, Gegenwartsliteratur, Monatshefte, German Quarterly, Modern Austrian Literature, Women in German Yearbook, and Unterrichtspraxis. She contributed book chapters to the edited collections Winning Back Lost Territory: The Writing of Lilian Faschinger (2014), New Austrian Film (2011), Literatur und Kultur im Österreich der Zwanziger Jahre (2007), and A Companion to the Works of Arthur Schnitzler (2003). This former international exchange student in the Dominican Republic and international exchange teacher in the U.S. embraces world languages and cultures.

She enjoys sharing her knowledge about the language, culture, films, history, literature, and current affairs of the German speaking countries with her students. With great pleasure she also serves a slice of Austrian culture.

Courses Taught

  • GER 001, Elementary German I
  • GER 002, Elementary German II
  • GER 003, Intermediate German
  • GER 100, German Culture and Civilization
  • GER 190, Twentieth-Century German Literature in English Translation
  • GER 200, Contemporary German Culture
  • GER 201, Conversation and Composition
  • GER 301, Intermediate Conversation and Composition
Research Interests
20th- and 21st-century Austrian Studies with a focus on Narrative, Film, Visual and Cultural Memory Studies.