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Margrit Zinggeler

Professor of German

326 Alexander

734.487.0130 ext. 6728




Interests and Expertise

Professor Zinggeler is a native of German-speaking Switzerland. She teaches Business German, German language and phonetic courses, Swiss Literature, and Cultural Studies. She published a German grammar textbook based on the Brothers' Grimm Fairy Fales and the online Grimm corpus COSMAS: GRIMMATIK: German Grammar through the Magic of the Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tales (Lincom 2007). The second volume titled PHONOGRIMM: German Phonetics through the Magic of the Brothers' Grimm Fairy Tales (2014; ISBN 978-0-615-98031-7) is currently available as a Kindle e-book.

She collaborates with Dr. Karin Baumgartner, University of Utah, on the project www.swissstudies.org and co-edited a book with her, titled "From Multiculturalism to Cultural Hybridity: New Approaches in Teaching Modern Switzerland: (Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2010). In 2010, she conducted research at the University of Neuchatel with a fellowship from the Swiss National Science foundation which resulted in the monograph How Second Generation Immigrants Writers have transformed Swiss and German Language Literature. A Study of Sensorial Narratives by Authors Writing from the Swiss „Secondo-Space” (2011). At the Solothurn Literary Day in 2012 in Switzerland, she introduced this volume  (co-edited with Charlotte Schallie, University of Victoria), Globale Heimat CH: grenzüberschreitende Texte in der zeitgenössischen Literatur. (Zurich: Edition 8, 2012). In 2013, she published articles in "Schweizer Monat,"  the GABC Journal, and in "Die Horen: Zeitschrift fuer Literatur, Kunst und Kritik".

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