Maeve Hooper

Maeve Hooper graduated with a B.A. in German Literature from Reed College (2009), where she wrote her senior thesis on the representation of technology and the First World War in the works of Thomas Mann and Ernst Jünger. After spending a year as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Baden-Württemberg, Maeve joined the Department in 2010, and was awarded her M.A. the following spring. She is currently working on a dissertation that investigates the notion of ‘framing’ as narrative strategy in the novellas of German Romanticism and poetic realism. Primary authors include Clemens Brentano, Ludwig Tieck, Adalbert Stifter, and Conrad Ferdinand Meyer. Maeve is also a dedicated instructor: in 2017, she was awarded the Wayne C. Booth Graduate Student Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In the summer of 2017, Maeve also developed a new intensive German curriculum for the Department, which was piloted in the 2017-2018 academic year. In addition to teaching and designing courses in German, she has worked as a Teaching Fellow and Consultant at the Chicago Center for Teaching (CCT), and a tutor in the college's Writing Program.