Associate Professor of German Language and Literature (German Section Head)
Katja Altpeter-Jones joined the faculty of Lewis and Clark College as Assistant Professor of German in 2003. A German native, she received her Magister in English and French literature from the Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany, and her Ph.D. in German Studies from Duke University in 2003, with a concentration in German literature of the Middle Ages and a certificate in Women’s Studies. She currently teaches first and third year language classes, an introduction to German literature from the beginning to the Enlightenment, and a German literature in translation course that explores representations of femininity and masculinity in German literature from the 12th century to the present. She has published on the early modern figure of the She-Man and has contributed an entry on the medieval tale of Flore und Blanscheflur to the forthcoming volume Women and Gender in Medieval Europe in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages Series. Dr. Altpeter-Jones is currently working on an article on representations of marital violence in late medieval and early modern German text and image.
Ph.D. 2003 Duke University, M.A. 1995 Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany