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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
December 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Dr Alexandra Zimmermann (with ETA Hoffmann looking on and taking notes)

Dr. Alexandra Zimmermann

Contract Academic Staff, (German)

Contact Information
Email: azimmermann@wlu.ca
Phone: (519)884-0710 ext.4011

Office Location: BA423 Bricker Academic
Office Hours: Wed 10:30 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment
Academic Background

Doctor Philosophiae, Magister Artium:
Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany

 


 

Biography

Research Interests

Linguistics, Foreign Language Acquisition, (Inter)cultural Studies, Drama Pedagogy

Books

Von der Kunst des Lobens. Eine Analyse der Textsorte Laudatio (The Art of Praising. An Analysis of the Text- Type of the Academic Encomium). Munich: iudicium 1993.

Chapters in Books

“Laudationes auf Wissenschaftler” (Encomia on Scholars), in: Harald Weinrich/ Heinz Leonhard Kretzenbacher (eds.): Linguistik der Wissenschaftssprache (Linguistics of Scholarly Language). Berlin: 1994, 217- 281.

Selected Recent Articles

"Nach einem Duett mit Julia höchste Exaltation. Zur Rolle von Literatur, Kultur und Musik im E.T.A. Hoffmann-Fest der Wilfrid Laurier Universität, Waterloo, Kanada", scenario 2 (2007), 18 pp.

(reviewed)

“Ei, wie schmeckt der Coffee süße … die Gestaltung des Themas Essen und Trinken im interkulturellen
Deutschunterricht” (Oh, how sweet this coffee tastes… The Topic of Food and Drink in Intercultural Language
Learning), ZIF (=Zeitschrift für Interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht = (Journal for Intercultural Foreign Language Teaching) [Online], 10 (1) (2005): 16 pp.

(reviewed)

“Des Klassenzimmers großes Welttheater”(All the Classroom's a Stage), Forum Deutsch (= Publishing Organ of the Goethe-Institut Canada) 13 (Herbst 2004): 36-42.

Professional Activities

OATG (Ontario Association of Teachers of German), Executive: University Representative

Organizer, annual German Immersion Weekend, in cooperation with the University of Guelph

Laurier German Drama Group Productions

  • 1999: Rafik Schami: Die Befreiung der Träume (The Liberation of Dreams)
  • 2002: Elias Canetti: Der Ohrenzeuge (The Ear Witness)
  • 2003: Wer war Mozart? (Who was Mozart?), with texts by Peter Shaffer and Eduard Mörike
  • 2005: E.T.A. Hoffmann Fest Duettini Italiani, Nussknacker und Mausekönig,Hoffmann’s Erzählungen

  • 2008: Faust

  • 2008: Die Macht der Nixen (Mermaid Power)


Additional Information

Recent Conference Papers

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities ("The Learneds") University of Saskatchewan (May 2007): "Hoffmanns ’Hoffmanns Erzählungen’. Eine Opernlibretto und seine literarischen Vorbilder.Versuch einer Synthese in der Aufführungspraxis"

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities (“The Learneds”), Université Laval, Quebéc City (May 2001) “The Topic of Food and Drink in Modern Language Teaching”.

OMLTA (Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association (March 2003): “New Curricular Initiatives Teaching German: Culture, Theatre and Immersion”.

Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities (“The Learneds”) University of Manitoba (June 2004): “All the Classroom’s a Stage: German Oral Expression Through Drama”.

CATG (Canadian Association of Teachers of German) Annual Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan (February 2005): Workshop: "German as a Foreign Language Dramatically Different". This workshop has also been held at OMLTA (Ontario Modern Language Teachers’ Association, Toronto (April 2005).