Evelyn Trotter

   Dr. Trotter

Dr. Evelyn Trotter (Ph.D., Germanic Languages, UCLA)
Instructor of German and Comparative Literature

Areas of Expertise

German Literature, German Culture, European Studies,
Translation Studies, Comparative Literature

E-mail: etrotter@fau.edu

Office Phone: 561-297-1294

Evelyn Trotter is a German native and grew up in the countryside near the Baltic Sea. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She teaches at all levels of the German curriculum (language, literature, and culture), and she also teaches Introduction to World Literature with an emphasis on the developing aspects of cultural integration. Her specific teaching interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature, European Romanticism, theories 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 the creator and co-director of FAU's Study Abroad Program in Berlin.


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
Introduction to World Literature 
European Romanticism
Germany through Film and Literature
Multicultural Germany

Selected Publications

"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 Sciences 1.3 (2006): 442-62. With A. DeCapua.

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