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Susanne Even

Susanne Even

Clinical Associate Professor, Germanic Studies
Language Coordinator, Germanic Studies

evens@indiana.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. 2002, German Language Education Research, University College Cork Cork, Ireland

Fields of Interest

Foreign language pedagogy, innovative teaching and learning approaches, performative pedagogy, intercultural and multilingual competence, bilingual novels, and curriculum development for higher education.

About Susanne Even

Susanne Even is Clinical Associate Professor and Language Program Coordinator in Germanic Studies and co-editor of SCENARIO , the peer-reviewed, bilingual online journal for drama and theater in foreign language education. She trains and mentors the associate instructors in the department and is the first point of contact for pedagogical concerns. She holds a Ph.D. in German Language Teaching Research from University College Cork, Ireland, and has taught at University College Cork, University of Leicester in Great Britain, and in Massachusetts at MIT, Boston University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. A passionate teacher and teacher educator, she writes extensively on performative pedagogy in foreign language teaching and learning, and her book Drama Grammatik. Dramapädagogische Ansätze für den Grammatikunterricht Deutsch als Fremdsprache was published in 2003. Recently, she co-authored the bilingual anthology Perfomatives Lehren Lernen Forschen – Performative Teaching Learning Research (2016). She specializes in innovative teaching and learning approaches and has conducted workshops at numerous universities and Goethe-Institutes in Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, and the United States. She was named 2013 Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Foreign Languages Teachers’ Association, German Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Chapter of AATG, and received (together with editor Manfred Schewe) the European Language Label (ELL) Award for SCENARIO.

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Books

  • Performative Teaching, Learning and Research (edited volume with Manfred Schewe). Berlin: Schibri, 2016 (in print).
  • Drama Grammatik. Dramapädagogische Ansätze für den Grammatikunterricht Deutsch als Fremdsprache. München: iudicium, 2003.
  • Book Chapters

  • "Nothing moves if you don’t let go. Performative teacher training." Mentz, Olivier & Fleiner, Micha: The Arts in Language Teaching. International Perspectives: Performative – Aesthetic – Transversal. Berlin et al.: LIT Verlag (2016) (in print).
  • "Mit Gerüchten durch die Wüste. Dramagrammatik in Theorie und Praxis." Schlief, Ann-Katrin; Betz, Anica; Stark, Linda & Schuttkowski, Caroline (eds.). Sprache handelnd begreifen. Dramapädagogische Ansätze für den Sprachunterricht. Tübingen: Narr (2016), pp. 7-22.
  • "Dramapädagogik und Ästhetisches Lernen im Fremdsprachenunterricht." Bernstein, Nils; Lerchner, Charlotte (eds.): Ästhetisches Lernen im DaF-/DaZ-Unterricht. Literatur – Theater – Bildende Kunst – Musik – Film. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag. Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache 93 (2014), pp. 191-203.
  • "Bilingual Texts as Landmarks for Language and Cultural Awareness" (with David Dollenmayer). Plews, John & Schmenk, Barbara. Traditions and Transitions: German Curricula. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier Press (2013), pp. 143-156.
  • "Mit Vergnügen und Verstand. Performative Grammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache." Schmenk, Barbara & Würffel, Nicola (eds.). Drei Schritte vor und manchmal auch sechs zurück. Internationale Perspektiven auf Entwicklungslinien im Bereich Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Tübingen: Narr (2011), pp. 37-47.
  • "Studiosus cognens und studiosus ludens – Grammatik inszenieren." Küppers, Almut; Schmidt, Torben & Walter, Maik (eds.). Inszenierungen im Fremdsprachenunterricht: Grundlagen, Formen, Perspektiven. Braunschweig: Diesterweg, Klinkhardt (2011), pp. 68-79.
  • Journal Articles

  • "Drama Grammar: Towards a Performative Postmethod Pedagogy." Language Learning Journal (2011), pp. 299-312.
  • "Dramagrammatischer Unterricht in der Fremdsprache: Denken und Handeln." Informationen zur Deutschdidaktik 2 (2010), pp. 104-112.
  • "Moving in(to) Imaginary Worlds: Drama Pedagogy for Foreign Language Teaching and Learning." Unterrichtspraxis Deutsch 41.2 (2008), pp. 161-170.
  • "Mensch, be careful! Bilinguale Jugendliteratur für fortgeschrittene Anfänger" (with David Dollenmayer). Unterrichtspraxis Deutsch 38.1 (2006, pp. 9-18.
  • "Dramagrammar in Theory and Practice." GFL-Journal 1 (2004), pp. 35-51.
  • "Kognitives und affektives Lernen im dramagrammatischen Unterricht: Lernstile, Lernstrategien und Lernanschauungen." Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache 70 (2003), pp. 603-620.
  • "Grammatiksensibilisierung durch Dramatechniken." Materialien Deutsch als Fremdsprache 52 (1999), pp. 149-157.
  • Germanic Studies
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