Mareike Herrmann

Mareike Herrmann

Professor - Film Studies, German and Russian Studies [on-leave 2020-21]

Office: Taylor 208
Phone: 330-263-2488


  • B.A., Kenyon 1986
  • M.A., Bowling Green State 1989
  • Ph.D., University of Mass-Amherst 1995

Courses Taught

  • German Language (all levels)
  • Literature
  • Film
  • Women’s Studies

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association
  • German Studies Association
  • Coalition of Women in German


In her dissertation, Herrman explored the theme of exile in works by Heinrich Heine and Frederic Chopin. She has published articles on German girls and popular teenage magazines and on post-unification German film. Her current research projects include examinations of responses to American popular culture in post-war East/West Germany, filmmaker Doris Dörrie’s cinematic adaptations of her short stories, and issues of memory and textuality in Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s 2006 film The Lives of Others.


A native of Northern Germany, Herrmann was a student and language assistant at Kenyon College (1985-86), and studied German and English at the Christian-Albrechts Universität in Kiel, Germany (1986-88). Her primary areas of interest are 19th and 20th century German literature, film, cultural studies, and women's studies.