• Jennifer Redmann
Professor of German



Office: KEI213

Fall 2020 Office Hours

Tuesday: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

And by appointment

Please email for Zoom link 

Jennifer Redmann

Professor of German

B.A. St. Olaf College

M.A., Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Recent Courses Taught

Fall 2021

LIT172 The Life and Times of German Fairytales

GER201 Intermediate German I – Family, Friendship, Home

GER301 Reading Texts and Contexts I – The Legacy of National Socialism in Germany

Spring 2020

CNX244 Exploring World War through Literature, Art and Film

GER302 Reading German Texts and Contexts II

Recent Publications

German Cultural Studies

Redmann, Jennifer. “The Backfischroman as Bildungsroman: Popular German Novels for Girls, 1863-1913.” Feminist German Studies, vol. 35 (2019), pp. 1-25.

Redmann, Jennifer. “Girls Reading the Great War: German and Anglo-American Literature for Young Women, 1914-1920.” Women and War: From German Colonialism through World War I, edited by Katharina von Hammerstein, Barbara Kosta, and Julie Shoults. DeGruyter, 2018, pp. 209-228.

German Curriculum and Pedagogy

Forthcoming: “Reinvigorating a Small Undergraduate German Program through an Integrated, Literacies-Based Curriculum.” Outreach Strategies and Innovative Teaching for Small German Programs, edited by Gabriele Eichmanns Maier and Melissa Etzler. Routledge.

Redmann, Jennifer. “Leveraging General Education Requirements to Strengthen Foreign Language Majors.” ADFL Bulletin, vol. 36 (2020), pp. 134-141.

Redmann, Jennifer, and Kathryn Sederberg. “The First World War in the Literacy-Focused Classroom: Teaching German through Cultural Themes.” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, vol. 50, no. 1 (2017), pp. 44-66. [Awarded Best Article Prize from Die Unterrichtspraxis editorial board for 2017.]


Forthcoming Spring 2021

Herzberg, Qin, and Larry Herzberg, with Pennylyn Dykstra-Pruim and Jennifer Redmann.  中文写作 A Writing Guide for Learners of Chinese. Yale University Press.

Forthcoming Spring 2022

Dykstra-Pruim, Pennylyn, and Jennifer Redmann. Schreiben lernen: A Writing Guide for Learners of German. 2nd edition. Yale University Press.

Recent Workshops Given

Three-hour workshop: “Designing your Dream Course: How to Design a Content Course in Your Area of Specialization.” CLA Language Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, February 7, 2020.

Three-day workshop: “Small German Program Building through Curricular Reform, Co-Curricular Enhancement, and Program Building” (with Timothy Malchow and Ervin Malakaj). Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German through a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany. Valparaiso University, October 25-27, 2019.

Two-hour workshop: “Reading and Genre-Based Writing in a Multiliteracies Collegiate Foreign Language Curriculum.” Rutgers University, December 7, 2018.

Two-day workshop: “Moving toward an Integrated Language and Culture Curriculum through Authentic Materials and a Multiliteracies Approach.” Valparaiso University, November 30-December 1, 2018.

Recent Conference Presentations

Presenter: “Goodbye Textbook: Multiple Literacies in First-Year, Undergraduate German.” American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) / American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C, November 22-24, 2019.

Panel Presenter: "Whose German Studies? Diversity and Inclusivity in Promoting German Studies.” Symposium on Diversity, Decolonialization and the German Curriculum, St. Olaf College, March 1-2, 2019.

Panel Organizer and Presenter, “Letting Go of the Textbook in Intermediate Collegiate German Courses.” American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) / American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 16-18, 2018.

Recent Service to Franklin & Marshall College

Member, Professional Standards Committee (spring 2020)

Co-chair, Franklin & Marshall College Self-Study and Reaccreditation Process for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (2016-2018).

Chair and advisor to all German majors, Department of German and Russian (2013-2015, 2017-2019).

Chair, Committee on the Faculty Handbook (fall 2019). 

Member, Teaching and Learning Committee (2018-19).

Recent Service to the Profession

Invited lecture: “Who were the Grimm Brothers and why did they collect fairytales?” for the on-demand video lecture series AP Daily, fall 2020

Testing Chair, Central Pennsylvania Chapter of American Association of Teachers of German (2012-2019).

Chief Reader for Advanced Placement German Language and Culture Exam and member of Test Development Committee (2013-2018). 

Member, Executive Committee for the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Forum on Second Language Teaching and Learning (2013-2018). 

External Department/Program Evaluator: Colby College, Department of German and Russian (2020); Hunter College, Department of German (2019); Rhodes College, Department of Modern Languages (2016); McDaniel College, Department of Foreign Languages (2015).