Agnes Cser joined the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies as a Lecturer of German in 2022. She has past teaching experience in German at various universities, most recently as a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Bradley University from 2019-2021. Agnes earned her Ph.D. in Transcultural German Studies from the University of Arizona in 2018 with a specialization in German literature. As part of a joint Ph.D. Program in Transcultural German Studies, Agnes spent the academic year of 2013-2014 at the Herder Institute at the University of Leipzig in Germany, where she studied Medieval German Literature and Foreign Language Acquisition. Her dissertation on “Friedrich Schiller and the Role of the Poetic Idea in his Emerging Professional Identity” explored how the concern for education defined Friedrich Schiller’s poetic calling and his emerging professional identity as a dramaturge (1759-1805). Agnes received an M.A. in German and a B.A. in English and German from the California State University Fullerton. Her research interest includes the imaginative-intellectual pursuit of Bildung in German literature and music. Agnes is interested in teaching approaches that advance students’ German communicative, linguistic, and cultural competencies by utilizing various media (film, music, literature, and other non-literary sources). She enjoys designing and teaching engaging German curricular materials that further textual thinking, cultural understanding, and education through the arts. In her free time, Agnes likes exercising, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She loves the German language and her mother tongue and speaks English, German, and Hungarian (native).