Kimberly Kenny

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(Full) Senior Instructional Professor, Department of Germanic Studies
Classics 415

Kimberly Kenny teaches beginning and intermediate Norwegian language, as well as Norwegian literature. Trained as a comparatist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she teaches courses which seek to integrate Germanic literatures: "Reconnecting Two Germanic Literatures," which examines connections between Hamsun and Kafka, Mann and Kielland, and Ibsen and Hauptmann; “Comparative Fairy Tale,” which encompasses Norwegian, Danish (H.C. Andersen), and German (Bros. Grimm) fairy tales, and “Scandinavian Women’s Literature.”  In a strictly Norwegian vein, she offers a course on Ibsen, as well as one dealing with the Nazi Occupation of Norway called, “Literature of the Occupation.”