Erika Kontulainen Will Assume Professorship at Auburn University

Congratulations are due! Erika Kontulainen will assume a position as Assistant Professor of German (tenure track) at Auburn University, starting this Fall. Erika is a scholar of 19th century German literature who is currently completing her dissertation on landscape descriptions in the works of Realist authors Adalbert Stifter, Theodor Fontane, and Wilhelm Raabe, focusing on the narrative constructions of idyllic places, and the role of memory, in the early period of industrialization.