Wendy Sutherland

Wendy Sutherland

Associate Professor of German Language & Literature

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.

Courses taught in English:
Women and Seduction in 18th- and Early 19th-Century German Bourgeois Drama
Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Age of Goethe
Snow White in Text and Film

Courses taught in German:
Intermediate German
Advanced German: (see below)
Grimms Fairy Tales and Defa Film Adaptations
Integration, Cultural Clash, and the New Germany
Turks in Germany
Berlin History, Architecture, and Cityscape
The New Germany
Berlin and the New Germany

Tutorials:
German Conversation
Readings of Kleist and Kaminer (in German)
Advanced German Grammar and Style

Independent Study Project  (January group ISP)
Berlin, City as Text: Berlin in Film

Independent Study Project (Summer 2007, 2010 group ISP)
Berlin History through Architecture (in Berlin, Germany)

Selected Publications
Sutherland, W. H.
(2002). Staging blackness: Race, aesthetics and the black female in two Eighteenth Century German dramas, Ernst Lorenz Rathlef's Die Mohrinn zu Hamburg (1775) and Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Ziegler's Die Mohrinn (1801).

Research
 "Schwarze, Schwarze Deutsche" In: Rassismus auf gut Deutsch: Ein kritisches Nachschlagewerk zu rassistischen Sprachhandlungen ed.Adibeli Nduka-Agwu and Antje Lann Hornscheidt. Frankfurt am Main: Brandes & Apsel, 2010. 85-90.

"Reading in the Dark? Racial Hierarchy and Miscegenation in Heinrich von Kleist's 'Die Verlobung in San Domingo' (1811)" In: Echoes of the Haitian Revolution 1804-2004 ed. Martin Munro and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2008. 86-94.

Black Skin, White Skin and the Aesthetics of the Female Body in Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Ziegler's Die Mohrinn In: Colors 1800/1900/2000: Signs of Ethnic Difference ed. Birgit Tautz Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004. 67-82.

Staging Blackness: Race, Aesthetics, and the Black Female in Two Eighteenth-Century German Dramas: Ernst Lorenz Rathlef's Die Mohrinn zu Hamburg (1775) and Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Ziegler's Die Mohrinn (1801) 2002.

Contact Information

New College of Florida
Division of Humanities
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243-2197

wsutherland@ncf.edu
(941) 487-4697

Office of the Provost
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Florida  34243

Phone: (941) 487-4200
Fax: (941) 487-4201
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