Dr. Susanne Scharnowski (Program coordinator)

Dr. Susanne Scharnowski (E-Mail: susanne.scharnowski@fu-berlin.de) is the coordinator and teaches every semester. Her courses have dealt with the topic of „Heimat“ in German literature and film, films of the GDR, the German culture of remembrance, literature, art and culture of the fin-de-siècle, Berlin in film and literature, and, more recently, food and the environment.   

She studied German and English Literature at Freie Universität Berlin and obtained her doctorate with a thesis on Clemens Brentano. Before she returned to Freie Universität on her present position, she held positions as DAAD lecturer in England (Gonville and Caius College / University of Cambridge, 1990-1993), Taiwan (National Taiwan University, 1999-2000) and Australia (University of Melbourne, 2000-2003); she was also visiting lecturer in Poland (at the University of Wroclaw, 2006, and Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej, Lublin, 2008) as well as the Netherlands (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, 2013). Her current research interest focuses on „Heimat“, nature and the countryside in film and literature and on the cultural history of food. More information (in German): http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we04/institut/mitarbeiter/scharnowski/