Beth Ann Muellner

Beth Muellner

Associate Professor - German, Russian Studies, Global and International Studies

Office: Kauke 231
Phone: 330-263-2307


  • B.A., Minnesota, Twin Cities 1988
  • M.A., Maryland, College Park 1994
  • Ph.D., Minnesota, Twin Cities 2003

Courses Taught

  • GRMN 201: Intermediate German Level I
  • GRMN 250: Advanced German: Texts and Contexts
  • Literature of Migration and Travel
  • German Cinema
  • Gender and Modernity
  • Literature of the German Middle Ages

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • AATG
  • Women in German
  • AAUW
  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association


  • “Annemarie Schwarzenbach and Others: Redefining the New Woman as Roving Reporter.” German Women Journalists, Christa Spreizer, Ed. Peter Lang (forthcoming).
  • “Nineteenth-Century German Women Writers on the Railroad.” Trains, Literature and Culture. Reading and Writing the Rails. Stephan D. Spalding and Benjamin Fraser, Eds. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2012. 29-52.
  • “The Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her ‘Untidy’ Collection.” Women Art Collectors. Ed. Annalisa Zox-Weaver and Dianne Macleod. Spec. Issue of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (September 2010).
  • “When the Ethnographic Subject Resists: Stinnes and Söderström in China.” Colloquia Germanica 40 (2007): 157-173.
  • “German Women’s Bicycling Magazines as Contested Space for the Bourgeois Feminine Ideal” Women in German Yearbook (January 2007): 167-188.


Muellner studied German literature at the Freie Universität in Berlin from 1988-1992. Before coming to Wooster, she taught at the University of Maryland, the University of Minnesota, Humboldt University Berlin, and Gustavus Adolphus College. She specializes in cultural production in the 19th and 20th centuries, travel writing, colonialism, visual culture, and interdisciplinary approaches to literature.