Eva Kuttenberg, Ph.D.

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Program Chair, Global Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor of German, Languages
Office Phone
Office Location
49 Kochel
PENN STATE BEHREND
170 KOCHEL CENTER
ERIE, PA 16563
Biography

A native Austrian and trained translator for Spanish and English, Eva Kuttenberg came to the United States to pursue a Ph.D. in German 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 articles on the literary and cinematic staging of suicide, visual culture in Vienna of the 1920s, and the postwar Viennese topography of memory have 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 Romanhaftes Erzaehlen von Geschichte. Vergegenwaertigte Vergangenheiten im beginnenden 21. Jahrhundert (2019), Winning Back Lost Territory: The Writing of Lilian Faschinger (2014), New Austrian Film (2011, 2014), Literatur und Kultur im Österreich der Zwanziger Jahre (2007) and A Companion to the Works of Arthur Schnitzler (2003).

This former international exchange AFS 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. It gives her great pleasure to serve 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.

Publications

The Art of Resistance. Cultural Protest against the Austrian Far Right in the Early Twenty-First Century. by Allyson Fiddler - January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2020

Geschichte und Geschichten im österreichischen Generationenroman [History and Stories in Austrian Generational Novels] - August, 2019

Geschichte und Trauma in Generationenromanen: Robert Schindels Der Kalte und Melitta Brezniks Der Sommer hat lange auf sich warten lassen [History and Trauma in the Generational Novel: Robert Schindel and Melitta Breznik] - December, 2018

The Long Shadow of the Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, and Culture.by Katya Krylova - November, 2018

Geschichte und Trauma in Generationenromanen: Robert Schindels Der Kalte und Melitta Brezniks Der Sommer hat lange auf sich warten lassen [History and Trauma in the Generational Novel: Robert Schindel and Melitta Breznik.] - August, 2015

Allegory in Michael Haneke's The Seventh Continent - 2014

Stefan Zweig. Ich wünschte, dass ich Ihnen ein wenig fehlte: Briefe an Lotte Zweig 1934-1940 [Stefan Zweig: I wish you miss me a bit: Letters to Lotte Zweig 1934-1940] by Oliver Matuschek, Ed, Journal of Austrian Studies - 2014

Making and Remaking Vienna in Wiener Passion , Array - 2014

Arthur Schnitzler. Träume: Das Traumtagebuch 1875–1931 [Arthur Schnitzler. Dreams: The Dream Diary 1875-1931] by Peter Michael Braunwarth and Leo A. Lensing, Eds - 2013

Arthur Schnitzler und der Film. [Arthur Schnitzler and Film] by Achim Aurnhammer, Barbara Besslich, and Rudolf Denk, Eds. - 2012

Von Wien her, auf Wien hin. Ilse Aichingers 'Geographie der eigenen Existenz' [From Vienna, to Vienna: Ilse Aichinger’s 'Geography of Existence'] by Simone Fässler - 2012

Allegory in Michael Haneke's The Seventh Continent - 2011

Geschichte, Fallgeschichte und Narratologie: Melitta Brezniks Das Umstellformat [History, Case History, and Narratology: Melitta Breznik's Das Umstellformat] , Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies - 2011

Melitta Breznik's Narration of Trauma, Absence, and Loss in Das Umstellformat and Nordlicht , Austrian Studies - 2011

Realitätskonstruktionen in der zeitgenössischen Kultur. Beiträge zu Literatur, Kunst, Fotografie, Film und Alltagsleben [Constructions of Reality in Contemporary Culture: Contributions from Literature, Art, Photography, Film, and Everyday Life] by Susanne Knaller, Ed - 2010

Thomas Bernhard. Narrativik und poetologische Praxis [Thomas Bernhard: Narrative and Poetic Practice.] by Michael Billenkamp - 2010

Arbeit am Abscheu: Zu Thomas Bernhards Prosa [The Abject in Thomas Bernhard’s Prose.] by Claude Haas , German Studies Review - 2009

Kunsthass im Grunde: Über Melancholie bei Arthur Schopenhauer und deren Verwendung in Thomas Bernhards Prosa [Fundamental Hatred of the Arts. About Melancholy in Arthur Schopenhauer and its Application in Thomas Bernhard’s Prose.] by Markus Scheffler - 2009

A Postmodern Viennese Narrative: Lilian Faschinger's Wiener Passion [Vienna Passion], Monatshefte - 2009

Textuality, Loss and Self: Melitta Breznik's Nachtdienst [Night Duty], Gegenwartsliteratur. Ein Germanistisches Jahrbuch - 2009

Die Imagination des Weiblichen. Schnitzlers Fräulein Else in der österreichischen Literatur der Zwischenkriegszeit [The Imagination of the Feminine. Schnitzler’s Fräulein Else in Austrian Literature of the Interwar Years.] by Ester Saletta - 2008

Germanistik an der Universität Wien zur Zeit des Nationalsozialismus. Karrieren, Konflikte und die Wissenschaft [Germanics at the University of Vienna at the Time of National Socialism. Careers, Conflicts, and Scholarship.] by Irene Ranzmaier - 2008

Viajeros Felices y Desesperados: Thomas Bernhard y Hormigón [Happy and Desperate Travelers: Thomas Bernhard and Concrete] - 2008

Der Cineast Arthur Schnitzler im Wien der elektrischen Schatten - 2007

Austria's Topography of Memory: Heldenplatz, Albertinaplatz, Judenplatz, and Beyond, The German Quarterly - 2007

Soma, Psyche, Corpse, and Gaze: Perception and Vision in Arthur Schnitzler's Early Prose Fiction , Modern Austrian Literature - 2007

Selbstzerstörer. Suizidale Prozesse im Werk Thomas Bernhards [Selfdestructors. Suicidal Processes in Thomas Bernhard’s Works.] by Christian Katzschmann - 2006

Sprünge [Leaps] by Lilian Faschinger - 2005

Body Shop Catalogue, Nebula: A Journal of Multidisciplinary Scholarship - 2005

Das Bücherzimmer. Roman. [The Room With Books. A Novel.] by Rosemarie Marschner - 2004

The Hidden Face of Narcissus: Suicide as Poetic Speech in Margarethe von Trotta's Early Films , Women in German Yearbook - 2004

Michael Haneke's Der Siebente Kontinent [The Seventh Continent], Scope - February, 2004

Krankheit und Geschlecht. Diskursive Affären zwischen Literatur und Medizin. [Illness and Gender. Discursive Affairs Between Literature and Medicine.] by Tanja Nusser & Elisabeth Strowick, Eds. - 2003

Suicide as Performance in Dr. Schnitzler's Prose - 2003

Teaching Foreign Cultural Literacy with Margarethe von Trotta's Das Versprechen [The Promise], Die Unterrichtspraxis. Teaching German - 2003

Gebürtig. [Gebirtig.] by Dir. Lukas Stepanik and Robert Schindel. - May, 2003

911 by Dir. Andreas Troeger - February, 2003

Berlin, Symphony of a Great City by Dir. Walter Ruttmann. - April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2002

Thomas Bernhards Trilogie der Künste. Der Untergeher, Holzfällen, Alte Meister. [Thomas Bernhard’s Trilogy of the Arts. The Loser, Woodcutters, Old Masters] by Gregor Hens - February, 2001

‘Other’ Austrians Post–1945 Austrian Women’s Writing by Allyson Fiddler, Ed. - 2000

Comedian Harmonists by Dir. Joseph Vilsmaier - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2000

Joseph Vilsmaier. Brother of Sleep, Northeast Conference Review - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 1999

Michael Verhoeven. The Nasty Girl, Northeast Conference Newsletter - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 1998
Collaborators: Marion Gehlker; Ingrid Zeller

Music and its Contexts in the FL Classroom: Rediscovering Musical Classics, Northeast Conference Newsletter - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 1998
Collaborators: Marion Gehlker; Ingrid Zeller

Transcontinental Links via E-mail, Northeast Conference Newsletter - October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 1997
Collaborator: Ingrid Zeller

Verbpantomime - 1996

Word Association Games and Landeskunde - 1996

Education

Ph D, German , New York University

MA, German, New York University

MA, Spanish, English, Karl Franzens Universität