Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Jennifer Ruth Hosek

Associate Professor of German Studies
Cross-Appointed with Film and Media Studies,
Associated with the Cultural Studies Program

Research interests: 20th - 21st century German culture, particularly film and literature; European Union cultures; transnational, feminist, gender, critical, and cultural studies theories and movements; Cuban film; cities and motion; 1960s-1980s literature by African-American women and francophone women.

E-mail: jhosek@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-2077
Office: Kingston Hall 410
Office hours: After class

Education

Ph. D.  Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 2004
M.A.  Comparative Literature. University of California, Berkeley, 1995
B.A. summa cum laude Comparative Literature and German, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA , 1992

About

After completing a Comparative Literature PhD from UC Berkeley, Professor Hosek was a Stanford Fellow in the Humanities until coming to Queen's in 2007. She has published on literature, film, critical theory and neuroscience, digital technology, and the women's movement. Her book analyzes the cultural influences of the global South on the North through Cuba and Germany. Sun, Sex and Socialism: Cuba in the German Imaginary (University of Toronto Press, 2012) has received support from the Berlin Studienstiftung des Abgeordnetenhauses, the DAAD, the Humboldt and the Mellon Foundations, UC Berkeley, and Queen's. An article stemming from it won the 2008 National Coalition of Women in German Best Article Prize and has been published in three languages.

The next two large projects -- a monograph on film, cities and movement and the peer-to-peer language exchange e-tool www.linguaelive.ca  -- are each funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grants. Professor Hosek is also participating on an SSHRC-funded group grant about decolonizing cosmopolitanism.

Her teaching areas fall under German Studies, International Studies, Film and Media, and Global Development Studies (Cuba).

Teaching

Professor Hosek is teaching:

GRMN 101 and GRMN 102: Beginner German I and II
GRMN 201 and 202: Intermediate German I and II
GRMN 309 Survey of German Cultural History II
GRMN 317:Contemporary Germany through Media and News

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Updated June 2017