Elizabeth A. Loentz

    Email Address: loentz@uic.edu
    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: Germanic Studies
    Title: Associate Professor and Head
    Office: 1530 UH M/C 189 Phone: 4132370
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    German-Jewish Culture (mid-19th century to present)
    Yiddish in Germany
    Contemporary Minority Literature and Culture in Germany
    Women's Writing and the Women's Movement (late 19th and early 20th century

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week:

    Qualifications of a Student:
    An interest or background in one or more of the above areas.
    One or more of the following would be useful, but are not required:
    Reading knowledge of Yiddish or Hebrew characters -- especially handwritten Hebrew/Yiddish.
    Reading knowledge of German (especially a willingness to learn "Fraktur" and old German handwriting styles).
    Interest or experience in archival research.

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