Amy Mohr teaches courses in twentieth- and twenty-first century American fiction, focussing on issues related to mobility, regionalism, race, and gender. Recent course titles include New Orleans Literature, Southern Literature, and Modernist Poetry, Essays, and Short Fiction. Along with her interest in twentieth century writers, she has also taught contemporary fiction by Junot Díaz, Edwidge Danticat, Jesmyn Ward, and Dave Eggers, and advises theses on a broad range of topics related to American literature. Her teaching style encourages discussion and the development of skills in literary analysis and academic writing. She moved from the U.S. to Munich in 2009 and enjoys the opportunities for intercultural exchange in the North American Studies program. Prospective students are welcome to visit her classes. Please send an email to arrange a visit.
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Dr. Mohr earned degrees in English from Tufts University (Ph.D.) and Brown University (M.A.), and studied English and Spanish at Bates College (B.A.). She taught courses in literature and academic writing as a lecturer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was also an Erasmus faculty lecturer at the University of Tours and Université Paul-Valéry, Montpelier, France. Her publications include studies of Willa Cather’s novels and the fiction of New Orleans authors of the early twentieth century. She also edited The Collected Stories of María Cristina Mena, short fiction published in literary magazines between 1913-16 (Arte Publico Press, 1997). She is currently co-editing a collection of essays on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman.
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Office hours by appointment from February 11 through March 14, April 1-5.
Students who would like me to advise their B.A. or Master's thesis in the summer semester should contact me by March 1, 2019.