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Claudia Schwabe

German - World Languages and Cultures

Associate Professor


Claudia Schwabe

Contact Information

Office Location: Main 073
Phone: (435) 797-8624
Email: claudia.schwabe@usu.edu

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA 2012
M.A. in Teaching Business Education, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA, USA, 2005
B.A. International Business Administration, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, 2003
B.A. International Administrative Management, Accadis, Bad Homburg, Germany 2003

Biography

Dr. Schwabe holds a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Florida, a MA in Teaching Business Education from Georgia College & State University, and two BA's in International Business Administration from Germany and the United Kingdom. She has been teaching at USU since 2012. Prior to academia, she worked as an Executive Assistant for a German manufacturing company and as a high school teacher.

German Fairy Tales
German Films
Contemporary German Speaking Cultures
Trends in Modern German Literature
Introduction to German Studies
Business German
Techniques in Translating German Texts
German Language (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)
French Language (Beginning)
Business Education
Teaching Interests
German Language, Literature, Culture, History, Conversation, Film; Business German; German Romanticism; Fairy Tales; Translation; German Popular Culture.

Research Interests
18th- and 19th-Century Romantic Literature and Culture, Literary Fairy Tales (Kunstmärchen), Folk Fairy Tales, Magic Realism, German Songs and Folklore, German Children’s Literature and Film, East German Cinema, German Orientalism.

Refereed (Blind Peer Review) Books
2019
Craving Supernatural Creatures: German Fairy-Tale Figures in American Pop Culture. Detroit: Wayne State University. Press (accepted).

  • Single-author monograph, notbased on dissertation, blind two-part peer review by the top university press in the field.

2016
The Fairy Tale and Its Uses in Contemporary New Media and Popular Culture. Ed. Claudia Schwabe. Basel, Switzerland: MDPI AG (invited).

  • Blind three-part peer review by international scholars in the field. The edited volume features essays by eleven fairy-tale and folklore scholars.

2016
New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales. Eds. Christa Jones and Claudia Schwabe. Boulder: University Press of Colorado.

  • Blind two-part peer review by a university press. The edited volume features essays by sixteen national and international fairy-tale and folklore scholars.


Refereed (Blind Peer Review) Journals Articles

2017
“The Legacy of DEFA’s Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella in Post-Wall Germany: Tracing the Popularity of a Binational Fairy-Tale Film on Television,” in Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 31.1: 80-100 (invited).

2016
“The Grimms’ “Snow White”: Tracing the Legendary Fate of Hessian Countess Margaretha von Waldeck”in Contemporary Legend (invited)

2015
“Orientalism and Ethnic Drag in DEFA Fairy-Tale Film: Wolfgang Staudte’s The Story of Little Mook” in Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 30.1


Refereed (Blind Peer Review) Book Chapters and Introductions

2018               
“Issues in Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media: Pedagogy.” Routledge Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media. Eds. Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, and Naomi Hamer. New York: Routledge, 281-89 (invited).

2016               
Introduction. The Fairy Tale and Its Uses in Contemporary New Media and Popular Culture. Humanities. 5(4), 81; doi:10.3390/h5040081 (invited).

2016
Introduction (co-authored). “Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Teaching Folklore and Fairy Tales in Higher Education.” New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales. Eds. Christa Jones and Claudia Schwabe. Boulder: University Press of Colorado

2016
“Issues in Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media: Pedagogy.” Routledge Companion to Fairy-Tale Cultures and Media. Eds. Pauline Greenhill, Jill Terry Rudy, and Naomi Hamer. New York: Routledge (invited)

2016
“Grimms’ Fairy Tales in a Political Context: Teaching East German Fairy-Tale Films.” New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales. Eds. Christa Jones and Claudia Schwabe. Boulder: University Press of Colorado

2014
“Getting Real with Fairy Tales: Magic Realism in Grimm and Once Upon a Time.” Channeling Wonder. Eds. Pauline Greenhill and Jill Terry Rudy. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 294-315 (invited)


Invited Refereed (Blind Peer Review) Encyclopedia Articles

2018
“Fairy Tales and Folktales” (co-authored). Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Ed. Dan Rogers, New York: Oxford University Press. www.oxfordbibliographies.comDOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199791231-0195

2016
“Von Bassewitz-Hohenluckow, Gerdt Bernhard.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales. Ed. Donald Haase, Westport: Greenwood Publishing


Book Reviews

2016
Jack Zipes, Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales in Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 30.2 (Spring 2016) (invited)

2015
Qinna Shen, The Politics of Magic: DEFA Fairy-Tale Films in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews, published online, (invited) (http://www.indiana.edu/~jfr/review.php?id=1898)

2015
Cristina Bacchilega, Fairy Tales Transformed?: Twenty-First-Century Adaptations & the Politics of Wonderin Cultural Analysis (2013; publ. 1/2015), (invited)

2009
Book review, Katharina Gerstenberger, Writing the New Berlin: The German Capital in Post-Wall LiteratureThe Germanic Review 84, 3 (Summer 2009): 268-9.


Other Publications

2015
Poem, “Oswiecim.” Poetica Magazine. Ed. Michal Mahgerefteh. Norfolk, VA (Summer 2015)