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German & Scandinavian Studies, Deparment of Languages and Literatures


Jason Doerre

Ph.D. Candidate
Film Studies Certificate Candidate

Fulbright Fellow (Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach) 2011-2012
DEFA Film Library Graduate Assistant, 2009-2011

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany, 2004-05

Contact Information

Location: not in residence
Phone: not in residence
Email: jdoerre[at]


M.A. 2008, Bowling Green State University (German and History)
Universität Salzburg, 2005-2006

B.A. 2004, Minnesota State University - Mankato (History)
B.A. 2004, Minnesota State University - Mankato (German)

Research Interests

The culture of German liberalism from 1848 – 1933; Austrian and German literary history; post-Wende literature and film; GDR culture; DEFA; German film history; nineteenth century European thought; European history; contemporary literature


My dissertation is a reassessment of the life and work of Hermann Sudermann in the context of German liberalism.


“The Post-Reunificaiton Aufarbeitung of the SED-Dictatorship”

Recent Courses

German 110: Elementary German I

German 310: Communicating German Culture