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Anna A. Grotans

Anna A. Grotans

Anna A. Grotans

Associate Professor of German


(614) 292-6985

498 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH, 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Medieval Pedagogy
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Paleography
  • Medieval German Studies
  • Linguistic Historiography


  • University of Bonn
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • PhD, University of Minnesota
  • University of Vienna

Anna A. Grotans, Associate Professor of German and Chair of Germanic Languages and Literatures (Acting Chair 2004-05).

Associate Director, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2000-2004; Acting Director 1999-2000.

Specializations: Medieval German Studies; Paleography; Historical Linguistics; Medieval Pedagogy; Linguistic Historiography.

Books: Classica et Beneventana (ed. with Frank T. Coulson; Brepols, 2008); Living Dangerously: On the Margins in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (ed. with Barbara Hanawalt; Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2007); Reading in Medieval St. Gall (Cambridge UP, 2006); Consolatio Philologiae: Festschrift for Evelyn S. Firchow (Kümmerle, 2000); Annotated edition and translation of The Gall Tractate (with David Porter; Camden House, 1995).

Articles on: Notker's De rhetorica in 15th-century Bavaria; Notker and the ordo naturalis; Medieval Punctuation; Old High German accentuation; Text-Editing; New Philology; Medieval Education.

Major courses taught: Medieval German Literature; History of German Language; German Culture to 1700; Middle High German; Old High German; Manuscript Studies; German Language, Past and Present; Court of Charlemagne; Intermediate and Advanced German Language.

Spring 2011 Course: Ger 801: Middle High German