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Margrit Zinggeler

Professor of German

Margrit Zinggeler 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 at Amazon.

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 Literature. (Zurich: Edition 8, 2012). She published articles in "Schweizer Monat,"  the GABC Journal, and in "Die Horen: Zeitschrift fuer Literature, Kunst und Kritik" and in the volume on the 200 Year Anniversary of publication of the Grimms' Fairy Tales.

Professor Zinggeler received the national "Excellence in Teaching Language and Culture of FL-A-CH" Award, presented to her by the Austrian Culture Forum and the Swiss Embassy at ACTFL Conference in San Diego on Nov. 21, 2015.

In winter semester 2016, Prof. Zinggeler was on a Faculty Research Fellowship to work on her new book project: "SWISS MAID: The untold story about women's contributions to Switzerland's success" (forthcoming publication 2017).

Curriculum Vitae

The Department of World Languages is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344