Amy Mohr teaches courses in twentieth- and twenty-first century American fiction, focussing on issues related to race, gender, region, and geographic and social mobility. Recent course titles include Harlem Renaissance Literature, American Literature, 1945-65, Southern Literature, Literature of the American West, and Modernist Poetry, Essays, and Short Fiction. 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. She has visited many high schools in Bavaria to discuss American literature, culture, and academic writing. Prospective students are welcome to visit her classes. Please send an email to arrange a visit.
Academic background and research interests:
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 previously taught courses in literature and academic writing 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. An essay on teaching Harper Lee's novels appears in New Interpretations of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, co-edited with Mark Olival-Bartley, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019.
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