Antje Anderson has been teaching for Hastings College since 1999; she was also chair of the Department of Languages and Literatures from 2010-2015. She teaches a wide range of classes in English literature and composition. Her research specialties are the history of the British novel and nineteenth-century fiction (especially Charles Dickens and George Eliot), but she is also interested in all forms of storytelling, not just in written form, but also in movie adaptations of literary works--her J-term classes almost always involve films! She is currently conducting research on the (many) connections between British and German novels in the nineteenth century and on cross-cultural readings. If you want to talk novels, come stop by her office--her door is always open!
Born and raised in Germany, Antje Anderson first came to the US on a one-year visiting scholarship, came back to get her Ph.D at Rice University in 1991, and stayed. This is why she has always been an advocate for the study of foreign languages, for studying abroad, and for international students.
- Ph.D. English 1998 - Rice University
- M.A. (Magister Artium) English / German 1991 - Universität Hamburg
- M.A. (Master of Arts) German 1990 - Bowling Green State University