Evelyn Trotter

Dr. Trotter

Dr. Evelyn Trotter
Ph.D., Germanic Languages, University of California, Los Angeles
Instructor of German and European Studies

Areas of Expertise

German Literature, German Culture, European Studies

E-mail: etrotter@fau.edu

Office Phone: 561-297-1294

Evelyn Trotter is a German native and grew up in the countryside of the Baltic Sea. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently teaches German language, literature, culture and European Union with an emphasis on the developing aspects of cultural integration. Her teaching interests include 19th- and 20th-century German literature, European Romanticism, theory of lyrical poetry, translation studies, comparative literature, European Union and cultural studies. Her research covers German literature, culture and cinema, and the culture and society of the EU. In 2009 she received a grant from the EU for her course proposal on a European Film course. She is the faculty advisor of the German Club at FAU and is also in the process of putting together a study abroad program for Berlin 2012.


Beginning German Language I and II
Intermediate German Language and Culture
Intermediate German: Readings in German Literature
Advanced German: Reading and Writing
Reading the German Press
German Fairy Tales
German in Translation: Kafka, etc.
German in Translation: Thomas Mann
European Union
Europe through Film
European Romanticism
Germany through Film and Literature
Multicultural Germany

Selected Recent Articles

"Language, stereotypes, and translation." In G. Ammendola (Ed.) The European Union: Multidisciplinary Views. Stony Brook, NY: Forum Italicum Publishing, 2008. With A. DeCapua.

"The Role of the Literary Translator in the New Europe and the Literary Translator as Role Model." Journal of Linguistics and the Human Science 1.3 (2006): 442-462. With A. DeCapua.

"Mascha Kaléko: Writing and Exile as Terms of Refuge and Reality." Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Working Papers 3, ed. A. J. Tamburri, D. F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2005.