Modern Languages faculty members pursue active research agendas that enhance our teaching in meaningful ways and connect IU Southeast to a wider scholarly community.

Dr. Hutchins

  • “Absicht der Irreführung: W.G. Sebalds Authentizitätsbegriff.” Erzählte Authentizität. Ed. Antonio Weixler and Matias Martinez. Berlin: DeGruyter, forthcoming.
  • (with Andrea Engels) “Foreign Language Instruction for Students with Learning Difficulties: Rethinking the Setting and Structure of Classes Using the Natural Approach” Modern Language Studies 35.2 (2005): 71-81.
Book Reviews
  • Der Turm by Uwe Tellkamp. Focus on German Studies 16 (2009): 170-73.
  • Frau Paula Trousseau by Christoph Hein. Focus on German Studies 15 (2008): 149-50.
Published Translations
  • Höffe, Otfried. “Ethics With and Without Metaphysics: The Examples of Aristotle and Kant.” Perfecting Virtue: New Essays on Kant’s Ethics and Virtue Ethics. Eds. Julian Wuerth and Lawrence Jost. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • Crane, Cynthia. The Last Immigration. New York: St. Martins Press, forthcoming. [translated letters and archival documents for Dr. Crane]
Conference and Workshop Presentations
  • “Not Your Typical 68er: W.G. Sebald’s (Missing) Political Engagement” Focus on German Studies Graduate Student Conference (Cincinnati, Fall 2010)
  • “Welche Authentizität? W.G. Sebald und die betrügerische Wahrheit des Erzählens” Wuppertaler Graduiertenforum Narratologie ‘Erzählte Authentizität – Authentizität des Erzählens,’ Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Wuppertal, Summer 2010)
  • “W.G. Sebald und die Tradition des jüdischen Messianismus” Mittwochseminar, Deutsches Literaturarchiv (Marbach am Neckar, Spring 2010)
  • “‘Kant and Television—They Obviously Don’t Go Together’: Reflections on an Unpublished Manuscript in W.G. Sebald’s Literary Estate” Charles Phelps Taft Annual Symposium (Cincinnati, Spring 2010)
  • “‘Some People Never Change:’ Navigating the Border Between Protest and Terrorism in Hans Weingartner’s The Edukators (2004)” European Studies Conference(Cincinnati, Spring 2007)
  • “Der Mensch ist Herr der Gegensätze: Simultaneity, Paradox and Fleeting Utopia in Thomas Mann’s Der Zauberberg” Focus on German Studies Graduate Student Conference (Cincinnati, Fall 2006)
  • “Mastering a Difficult Past in Heinz Schirk’s Die Wannseekonferenz (1984)” European Studies Conference (Cincinnati, Spring 2005)
Works in progress
  • “Keine Thesenliteratur.” Uwe Tellkamp’s Aesthetic-Political Agenda in Der Eisvogel (2005), Der Turm (2008), and Die Uhr (2010). Submitted for publication.
  • Melancholia or Violence? W.G. Sebald and the Dangerous Promise of the Messiah. In progress.