German Studies Faculty

Glenn R. Cuomo
Professor of German Language & Literature (941) 487-4262
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

M.A., University of Georgia
B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz

In addition to teaching all levels of German language, Professor Cuomo offers courses and tutorials on a variety of topics in German literature, film and cultural studies. While he has a generalist background in German literature and philosophy, Professor Cuomo’s research interests and publications have focused on German literature and cultural history from 1890 to the present. He is the author of Career at the Cost of Compromise; G√ľnter Eich's Life and Work in the Years 1933-1945 and the editor of and a contributor to National Socialist Cultural Policy. His current projects involve postwar German film and contemporary drama.

Wendy Sutherland
Associate Professor of German Language & Literature (941) 487-4697

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Middlebury College
B.A. Smith College 

Professor Sutherland teaches Intermediate German, German Conversation, a variety of Advanced German theme-based courses dealing with history, culture, and current events of Germany. She incorporates the study of Berlin history, architecture, and cityscape into Intermediate German II and in an Advanced German course focused solely on this topic. In connection with this, Professor Sutherland has conducted two ISPs (Independent Study Projects) with New College students in Berlin. She also teaches eighteenth-century German literature courses on drama and narrative taught in English. Professor Sutherland’s research focuses on the depiction of the Black in eighteenth-century German bourgeois drama and eighteenth-century German connection to the transatlantic slave trade. Her publications deal with race in eighteenth-century German drama.

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New College is one of the nation's per capita leaders in terms of Fulbright Scholars. Over the years, 31 of the 75 New College students who have earned Fulbrights  have studied in Germany.

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