Jennifer L. Good

Jennifer L. Good
Associate Professor of German
Division Director of German & Russian
Co-editor of the Journal of Christianity and World Language (JCWL)
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Research/Teaching Interests

  • 20th- and 21st-century German and Austrian history, literature, and culture

  • German film from East and West Germany

  • Gender and representation during and after the Cold War

  • Second language pedagogy

  • Short- and long-term study abroad and language learning


Ph.D., Germanistic Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

M.A., German Language, Literature & Pedagogy, University of Iowa

B.A., German, and Honors Interdisciplinary Humanities B.A. (concentrations in Humanities, Political Science, and Russian), University of Missouri

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Elementary German I & II (GER 1301 & 1302)

  • Accelerated Elementary German (GER 1412)

  • Intermediate German (GER 2310)

  • Accelerated Intermediate German (GER 2412)

  • German for Modern Life (GER 2320)

  • German Conversation & Composition (GER 3301)

  • German Reading Development (GER 3302)

  • Baylor in Germany: The Dresden Experience (GER 3343)

  • Introduction to German Film: German Culture from Berlin to Hollywood (GER 3345)

  • Kontext Deutschland (GER 3356)

  • Special Topics in German (GER 4320)

Selected Publications


  • "Introduction." Journal of Christianity and World Languages 22 (2021): 3-7.

Book Chapters

  • “Consent of the governed in Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem.” In Totalitarianism and Liberty. Hannah Arendt in the 21st Century. Gerhard Besier, Katarzyna Stokłosa, and Andrew Wisely, eds. (Kraków, Poland: Księgarnia Akademicka, 2008): 317-338.

  • “Utopie im Werk von Christa Wolf: Ein erweiterter Dialog zwischen Leser und Schriftsteller über die Mehrschichtigkeit von Realität und Sprache in Störfall: Nachrichten eines Tages.” In Totalitarismus und Literatur. Deutsche Literatur im 20. Jahrhundert—Literarische Öffentlichkeit im Spannungsfeld totalitärer Meinungsbildung. Hans Jörg Schmidt and Petra Tallafuss, eds. (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007): 189-199.

Book Reviews

  • Megan Brandow-Faller. The Female Secession: Art and the Decorative at the Viennese Women’s Academy. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State UP, 2020. Journal of Austrian Studies 54.3 (2021): 119-121.

  • Manfred Engel and Ritchie Robertson, eds. Kafka und die Religion in der Moderne / Kafka: Religion and Modernity. Würzburg : Königshausen & Neumann, 2014. Journal of Christianity and World Languages 17 (2016).

  • Gabriele Mueller and James M. Skidmore, eds. Cinema and Social Change in Germany and Austria. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2012. Journal of Austrian Studies 47.2 (2014): 131-134.

  • Stuart Parkes. Writers and Politics in Germany (1945-2008). Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2009. The German Quarterly 83.2 (2010): 265-266.

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