Santa Clara University

Modern Languages and Literatures department
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Maike Ahrends

Department: Modern Languages
Title: Lecturer

Office: Kenna 225-A
Phone: 408-551-3000 Ext. 4280


Biographical Information
Maike Ahrends received her Ph.D. in German literature from the University of Michigan.  She joined Santa Clara University in the fall 2009.  As an Assistant Professor at Ohio University, she taught all levels of German courses ranging from introductory language courses to pro seminars focusing on contemporary German literature and culture.


Courses Taught (other institutions
  • Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced German
  • Content-based Advanced Composition and Conversation course
  • Introduction to 20th Century German Literature and Culture
  • Special Topics: Contemporary Voices in German Literature, Culture, and Politics, Literature, Film, and Culture in Post-1989 Germany
  • The Culture and History of Berlin (co-taught)
  • German Literature in English Translation
  • Constructing the Past: Memory and Post-War German Literature, Film, and Architecture


Research Interests
  • Minority discourse in German literature, contemporary German literature, women’s writing


Selected Publications
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