Nicole Grewling

  • Associate Professor of German Studies; Chair, World Languages and Cultures; Director, Humanities Major; Director, European Studies Minor


  • M.A., German Languages & Literatures, Washington University
  • State Examinations, English & German, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • Ph.D., Germanic Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Nineteenth-Century German Literature and Culture
  • German Colonialism
  • Travel Writing
  • Feminist Criticism

I teach all German courses in the Department of World Languages & Cultures. These include language courses and courses about culture in English and in German, e.g.:

  • Elementary German I & II
  • Intermediate German I & II
  • Advanced German Proficiency I & II
  • Introduction to German Literature
  • The Birth of Modern Germany
  • Berlin – Symphony of a Great City. History, Culture and Identity in Germany’s Metropolis
  • Minorities and Migration in Germany
  • German Film
  • European Cinema
  • Fairy Tales and Feminism: Tales of Terror? (GRW)


Recent Publications

 “Going Global in Small German Programs." co-authored with Erika Hille Rinker. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 52.2 (2019)

“Into Thin Air – Extreme Landscapes, Self Discovery, and Narrative in Christoph Ransmayr’s Der fliegende Berg.” Anxious Journeys: Contemporary German Travel Literature. Ed. Karin Baumgartner and Monika Shafi. 177-192. Rochester: Boydell & Brewer, 2019.

“Longing for the Other - Colonial Fantasies in Armand’s Novels.” German Life and Letters 68 (2015).

“Blood Brothers? Germans and Indians in Friedrich Gerstäcker’s Fiction.” The Arkansas Historical Quarterly 73 (2014).

“Inventing America: German Racism and Colonial Dreams in Sophie Wörishöffer’s  Im Goldlande Kalifornien (1891).” Sophie Discovers America: German-Speaking Women Write the New World. Ed. Rob McFarland and Michelle Stott James. New York: Camden House 2014.