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 Contact Information
Dr. Carol Anne Costabile-Heming
Professor & Chairperson-World Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Contact address   1155 Union Circle #311127, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Denton, TX 76203     Office LocationMail Box: 311127, Language Building, Room No.: 101 
Email  Carolanne.Costabile-heming@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2404    Fax No: (940) 565-2581    World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
PhD German Washington University in St. Louis 1992
MA German University of Pennsylvania 1989
BA German University of Pennsylvania 1985
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2015GERM3060001Advanced German Composition and Oral Practice Download Syllabus
Summer 5W2 2014GERM2040001Intermediate German Download Syllabus
Spring 2013GERM3040001Topics in German Culture Download Syllabus
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
20th- and 21st-century German literature and culture
Christa Wolf's life and legacy
Eastern European secret police agencies
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2012-PresentProfessorWorld Languages, Literatures, and CulturesArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2012-2015Department ChairWorld Languages, Literatures, and CulturesArts and SciencesUniversity of North Texas
2008-2012ProfessorWorld Languages and Literatures Northern Kentucky University
2008-2011Founding ChairWorld Languages and LiteraturesArts and SciencesNorthern Kentucky University
2005-2008Associate Dean College of Arts and LettersMissouri State University
2004-2008ProfessorModern and Classical Languages Missouri State University
1999-2004Associate ProfessorModern and Classical Languages Missouri State University
1997-1999Assistant ProfessorModern and Classical Languages Missouri State University
1992-1997Assistant ProfessorGerman The Pennsylvania State University
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
“Changing the Culture: Mentoring Faculty at the Margin.”
Christy Crutsinger, Julie Glass, Dawna Wilson
The Department Chair
Magazine/newsletter articles
“Re-Reading Christa Wolf’s Störfall Following the Fukushima Catastrophe.”
Camden House
Book chapters
“Introduction: Challenges and Opportunities for the Study of German.”
Rachel J. Halverson
Camden House
Book chapters
“Preserving the Self: Constructs of Memory and Biography in the Works of Jürgen Fuchs.”
Edinburgh German Yearbook
Refereed(Peer reviewed) Journals
Taking Stock of German Studies in the United States: The New Millennium
Rachel J. Halverson
Camden House
Books Edited
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
2015“Die Staatssicherheitsdienst in Literatur und Film: Ein Vergleich der Darstellung in den Werken Jürgen Fuchs und im Film Das Leben der anderen.“PresenterInternationaler Verband der Germanisten
2015“Making Program Review Work for You.”PresenterAcademic Chairpersons Conference
2015“The Monument to Unification: Architectural Citations in the Berlin Republic.”PresenterUniversity of Cincinnati conference on Berliner Republik
2015“’Der ständige Blick nach Osten’: Eastern Memory Landscapes in Christa Wolf’s Late Life Writings.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2014"Whose Voice Is It?: The Synchronization of POW Statements in Piloten im Pyjama (1968).”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2014“The Humboldtforum in Berlin: Restoring Architectural Identity or Distorting the Memory of Historic Spaces?”PresenterCity Margins, City Memories Conference
2014“Living German History in Berlin.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
2014“Movie Making: An Innovative Approach to German Cinema.”PresenterSouthern Conference on Language Teaching
2014“Changing the Culture: Mentoring Faculty at the Margin.”Co-PresenterAcademic Chairpersons Conference
2013“Geschichte als Geschichte: Jana Döring’s Stasiratte.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2013“Re-Reading Christa Wolf’s Störfall Following the Fukushima Catastrophe.”PresetnerUniversity of Cincinnati
2013“Movie Making: An Innovative Approach to German Cinema.”PresenterTexas Foreign Language Association
2013“Critical Thinking in the German Classroom.”PresenterSouthern Conference on Language Teaching
2013“Advocacy 2.0 – Creating a New OS for Advocacy.”Co-PresenterSouthern Conference on Language Teaching
2012“Mentoring for 21st Century Contexts.”PresenterWomen in German
2012“’And the Books Remain’: Reading Christa Wolf through Stadt der Engel oder The Overcoat of Dr. Freud. "PresenterGerman Studies Association
2012“A Life as Others View It: Christa Wolf’s Reckoning with her Past in Stadt der Engel oder The Overcoat of Dr. Freud. "PresenterKentucky Foreign Language Conference
2012“Making History Come Alive.”PresenterSCOLT
2011“Intellectuals and the Wende: Missed Opportunities and Dashed Hopes.”PresenterUniversity of Oxford
2011“German Studies in the Global Arena: The Status of German in the United States and an Overview of Strategies for Managing the Crises in the Profession.”PresenterGerman Studies Association of Australia
2011“Thinking Outside the Box: Making German Departments Relevant for the New Decade.”PresenterModern Language Assocaition
2010“Behind Every Great Man… Konrad Zuse and His Muse.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2010“Making History Come Alive through Biographies and Avatars.”PresenterKentucky World Language Association
2009“History in Context: The Foreign Ministry and the Federal Chancellery in the Context of the Architectural Debates.”PresenterUniversity of Cincinnati
2009“The Stasi on Display in Berlin: The Role of the Museum in the GDR’s Contested Legacy.”PresenterUniversity of Bath
2007“Personal Histories in Berlin Films from the 1940s and Today.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2006“Continued Confrontations with the Past: F.C. Delius’ Mein Jahr als Mörder and the Legacies of Twentieth-Century German History.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2004“Illness as Metaphor: Christa Wolf and the GDR.”PresenterModern Language Association
2004“Where Public and Private Intersect: The Intermingling of Spheres in Christa Wolf’s Ein Tag im Jahr.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2003“Tracing History through Berlin’s Topography: Historical Memories and Post-1989 Berlin Narratives.”PresenterModern Language Association
2003“The Silencing of Critical Voices.”PresenterHumboldt University, Berlin
2003“Mahagonny Resurrected? Metaphors for Understanding 21st Century Berlin.”PresenterInternational Brecht Society
2001“Sexual versus social satisfaction: Metaphors for understanding unified Germany in Peter Schneider’s Eduards Heimkehr.”PresenterModern Language Association
2001“The Changing Topography of Berlin in Peter Schneider’s Eduards Heimkehr.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2000“Uncovering the Truth: Jürgen Fuchs’s Retrospective on the Stasi.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
2000“Wenn die Zensierten sprechen: Über die Zensurmechanismen der DDR.”PresenterUniversity of Newcastle
2000“The Stasi Re-Visited: Literary Representations of the Stasi.”PresenterUniversity of Bristol
1998“Reconstructing History through Constructions of Memory: Stasi-Files as Collective Memory.”PresenterUniversity of Illinois
1998“Questioning the Public Sphere: Critical Literature as an Extension of the State?”PresenterEast German Studies Group
1998“Erinnerungsspiele: Günter Kunert’s Autobiography in the Context of (East/ West) German Literary History.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
1997“Approaching the Past: History and Fiction in Monika Maron’s Stille Zeile Sechs and Brigitte Burmeister’s Unter dem Namen Norma.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
1997“The Quest for Utopia: Androgyny in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina.”Presenter20th Century Literature Conference
1996“External Borders and Internal Barriers: GDR Literature and Its Contexts.”PresenterNew Hampshire Symposium
1994“Engendering the Dialectic: Agnes Heller, Christa Wolf, and the Dialectic of Enlightenment.”PresenterGerman Studies Association
1994“The Death of Utopia: Volker Braun’s Die Zickzackbrücke.”PresenterKentucky Foreign Language Conference
1993“Transit and Exile: Volker Braun and Anna Seghers.”PresenterKentucky Foreign Language Conference
1992“Stepping Out of the Shadows of Greatness: Christian Dietrich Grabbe’s Dramatic Works: An Answer to Epigonentum?”PresenterGerman Studies Association
1992“Aufrüstung: DDR-Literatur in einem europäischen Kontext.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
1991“Volker Braun’s Der Stoff zum Leben 1-3: Utopian Visions and Reality.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
1991“Images of the Wall in GDR Short Prose.”PresenterThe Pennsylvania State University
1989“Christa Wolf’s Kindheitsmuster: Vergangenheitsbewältigung and the Present.”PresenterAmerican Association of Teachers of German
1989“Christa Wolf’s ‘Büchner-Preis-Rede’: Sprachkritik or Kulturkritik: The Frankfurt School Interprets Christa Wolf.”PresenterWomen in German
1989“Georg Büchner’s Erbe in the GDR--Volker Braun.”PresenterNew Hampshire Symposium
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2014Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin WallGerman Embassy$4,900Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2013-2014F.C. Delius: Witnessing German HistoryDeutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach$1,826Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2011-2012Tournees Festival GrantFrench Embassy$1,800Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2011Study Visit GrantDAAD$6,448Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2010-2011Campus Weeks "Do Deutsch"German Information Center$3,100Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Intramural Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2014-2015Professional Development Network for World Languages LecturersFaculty Success$3,000Principal InvestigatorCompleted
2013-2014Professional Development Network for World Languages LecturersFaculty Success$3,500Principal InvestigatorCompleted
toggle toggle Peer Reviewer Activities
YearAgency/OrganizationField of Expertise
2015Depauw UniversityDepartment Program Review
2014American Council of Learned SocietiesHumanities
2014University of NebraskaTenure Application Review
2014Northwestern UniversityPromotion Application Review
2013University of Massachussets AmherstTenure Application Review
2013Oregon State UniversityTenure Application Review
2012City University of New YorkPromotion application review
2012Washington and Jefferson UniversityDepartment Program Review
2011City University of New YorkPromotion application review
2010University of Mary WashingtonGerman Program Review
2010Ball State UniversityDepartment Program Review
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2015-PresentGraduate Affairs CommitteeChairDepartment
2015-PresentPersonnel Affairs CommitteeMemberDepartment
2014-PresentStudy Abroad CommitteeMemberUniversity Committee
2013-PresentChina Advisory CouncilMember, Steering CommitteeUniversity Committee
2012-PresentGlobal Affairs CommitteeMemberUniversity Committee
2014-2015Scholarly and Creative Activity AwardChairUniversity Committee
2013-2014CAS, Dean Search CommitteeMember 
2012-2013Academic Planning CommitteeMemberUniversity Committee
2012-2013Study Abroad Director Search CommitteeMemberUniversity Committee
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2012-PresentTexas Foreign Language Association  
2010-PresentWomen in German  
2010-PresentDAAD Alumni AssociationBoard Member, 2012-14 
2008-PresentAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages  
2008-PresentSouthern Conference on Language TeachingBoard Member, 2012-present; Vice-President 2014-2015; President 2015-2016 
2000-PresentModern Language Association  
1990-PresentGerman Studies AssociationBoard Member, 2006-2009 
1984-PresentAmerican Association of Teachers of GermanPresident, 2010-2011 
2005-2015Americann Association of Colleges and UniversitiesMemberAssociate Member
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2012Outstanding German Educator, Post-SecondaryAmerican Association of Teachers of German
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