Assistant Professor of German Studies
Franziska Schweiger's research and teaching focuses on the intersections of literature, material culture, and technology in the 19th and 20th century. Her current book project is an interdisciplinary study of the production of fabrics, texts, and society in German novels from 1857 to 1932. In it, Schweiger investigates how modernist authors applied the craft and technology of textile production in modernist text production to reflect on the ways in which bourgeois institutions constitute themselves.
As a teacher, Schweiger offers a range of interdisciplinary courses in German and English. She holds a Certificate in College Teaching and a Certificate in Online Learning and Course Design.
Recent Courses Taught
Introduction to German Cinema
Art and Tech: German Bauhaus 1919-1933
Marx, Nietzsche, Freud
Beginning German I
Beginning German II
Introduction to German Literature and Culture
Topics in Advanced Reading and Writing
From Goethe to Grass
Modern Literature of the German-Speaking Countries
National Humanities Center Summer Stipend, Summer 2023
Wellin Museum Grant for Innovative Teaching, Fall 2018
“Best Should Teach” Silver Award, Graduate Teacher Program, Graduate School, University of Colorado, Boulder, August 2015
- “Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Teaching Matters” in Die Unterrichtspraxis / Teaching German, 54.2 (2021), pp. 155-166.
- “Networking Matters: Representations of Materiality in Adalbert Stifter’s Nachsommer,” in Colloquia Germanica, vol. 47, no.3/2014 (2017), pp. 201-216.
- “Material Worlds—Novelistic Matters of the Nineteenth Century,” co-written with Arne Höcker and Lauren Shizuko Stone, in Colloquia Germanica, vol. 47, no.3/2014 (2017), pp. 183-187.
- “Networking Matters: Representations of Materiality in Adalbert Stifter’s Nachsommer,” in Colloquia Germanica, vol. 47, no. 3, 2014, pp. 201-216. (Actual publication 2017).
- Special Issue: Material Worlds: Novelistic Matters of the 19th Century. Colloquia Germanica (2017), co-edited and co-introduced with Arne Höcker and Lauren Shizuko Stone.
Appointed to the Faculty2018
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A., University of Colorado, Boulder
B.A. (equivalent) Universität Regensburg, Germany