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University of MichiganGerman Department
Solveig M. Heinz received her undergraduate degree at the University of Tübingen, Germany and a master’s degree in German literature at the University of Oregon in 2004. She has also studied at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
She is currently writing her dissertation on the conceptualization of sound and aurality within and surrounding the collaborative operas of Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Her teaching specialization is 19th and 20th century prose, particularly Romanticism and Realism. Over the past years, she has taught a wide variety of classes including German Film and Scientific German. She also developed and taught an undergraduate course using opera to explore the German language and culture. With Papageno, Samiel, and a flying Dutchman at her side, she introduced second-year students to both arias and adjective-endings.
Her article "Opera in the Foreign Language Classroom: Learning German with Mozart, Wagner, Weber, and Johann Strauß" published in Die Unterrichtspraxis 43.1 (Spring 2010) has been selected by the journal’s editorial board as the best article of the year 2010. Solveig has served as an Honors Program Fellow and she is also a recipient of Rackham’s Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award.
Germanic Languages and Literatures
Modern Languages Building812 E. Washington St., 3106 MLBUniversity of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI