Ana Djukic-Cocks

Associate Professor, German


Contact

248 Marano Campus Center
315.312.2463
ana.djukiccocks@oswego.edu

Office hours

Monday, Wednesday  2-3 pm

Publications

  • "Kaspar Hauser medju narodima" (Kaspar Hauser unter den Nationen [Kaspar Hauser under nations]) from German into Serbian. The translation was published in the second issue of a literary journal "Trevelogue" (Serbian: "Putopis") in March 2014. 
  • Contribution for the project France-Allemagne “A Chacun Ses Etrangers?” which are lessons plans for teachers of German in France, for the section MIGRATION UND LITERATUR.  The work included annotations and worksheets for two stories by the Croatian born German author, Marica Bodrozic. Co-authored with Dr. Karina von Tippelskirch, Syracuse University. January 2009. See here.
  • Five contributions in the American Association of Teachers of German pedagogical series “Teaching Ideas, Volume VII (2009). A Collection of Successful Classroom Strategies.”
  • Article: Sharing Ideas for Growth in German Language Enrollment in Language Association Journal – New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Vol. 58, No. 1, 2007. (Co-authored with John F. Lalande II, SUNY Owego)
  • Article/lesson plan: Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten: Praktische Übungen zur kreativen Förderung der Fertigkeiten Sprechen und Schreiben im Unterricht in AATG Newsletter. Vol. 41, No. 4, Autumn 2006. (Co-authored with Saskia Hintz, Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York)            
  • Article/lesson plan: Literatur im Unterricht. Eine Unterrichtseinheit mit Julia Francks Kurzgeschichte “Streuselschnecke” in AATG Newsletter. Vol. 40, No. 1, Winter 2005. (Co-authored with Karina von Tippelskirch, Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York)
  • A book review: Raths, Angelika. Keine Panik!: Begleitheft zum Hörspiel mit Arbeitsblättern und Unterrichtsvorschlägen. Berlin: Langenscheidt 1997 + 2 CDs in Die Unterrichtspraxis/ Teaching German. A Journal of the American Association of Teachers of German. Vol. 37, No. 1 (2004).
  • A book review: Raths, Angelika. Ein bisschen Panik!: Begleitheft zum Hörspiel mit Arbeitsblättern und Unterrichtsvorschlägen. Berlin: Langenscheidt 2000 + CD in Die Unterrichtspraxis/ Teaching German. A Journal of the American Association of Teachers of German. Vol. 37, No. 1 (2004).
  • Lesson plan: Beruf und Ausbildung for Die Deutschstunde, Goethe Institute. Broadcast over PBS in January 1997. Published in the Goethe Institute web page URL.
  • Article Die Komposition der Kisch-Reportage in Paradies Amerika in Focus on Literatur (May, 1994).

Conferences

  • The Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Antonio. Co-Presenter: Multikulti and Beyond: New Voices in German Poetry and Prose November 2014.
  • The Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), Rochester. Co-Presenter: Geschichten in Bildern. October, 2011.
  • The Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), Rochester. Co-Presenter: Film im Unterricht. October, 2010. 
  • The Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Diego. Co-Presenter: Herkunft – Sprache – Identität (Heritage – Language – Identity)November 2009.
  • The Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), Saratoga Springs. Presenter: “Bild und Wort:” Using Images in German Classroom to Enhance Speaking and Writing Skills. October 2008. 
  • The Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), Rochester. Co-Presenter: Other German Activities In and Outside the Classroom, October 2007.
  • The Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), Saratoga Springs. Organizer/Presenter: A Journey on the Rhine, October 2006. 
  • The Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Baltimore. Co-Presenter:  Creative L2 Use: Developing Reading, Speaking, and Writing Abilities, November 2005. 
  • The Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), Saratoga Springs. Co-Presenter: German Culture – What And How We Teach It, October 2005. 
  • The Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), Rochester. Organizer/Presenter: 20th Century Berlin. Developing a Course, October 2004.
  • The Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Philadelphia. Paper: Landeskunde multimedial, November 2003. 
  • The Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), Rochester. Co-Presentation: SUNY-Oswego’s German Program: Show and TellOctober 2003. 
  • The Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Salt Lake City. Paper: Ossi-Wessi Stereotypen in dem Film “Marx und Coca Cola” (Stereotypes of East and West Germans in the Movie Marx und Coca Cola) November 2002.
  • The Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Washington, D. C. Paper: Cultural Stereotypes in the German Classroom, November 2001. 
  • The Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Boston. Paper: Communicating Diversity - Diversifying Communication? November 2000. 
  • The Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Paper: Under the Star of David: Mexico in the Eyes of an Exile German Jew, April 1997.
  • Cultural Diversity in Germany: Current and Historical Perspectives, University of Maryland at College Park. Presentation: First Person: Living and Working in Germany as a Minority, April, 1995. 
  • Ohiotal-Symposium II - Ohio Valley Symposium II, University of Cincinnati. Paper: Das Amerikabild in den Reportagen von Egon Erwin Kisch, October, 1992.

Awards and honors

  • Curriculum Innovation Grant for developing a course German Conversation through Film, Spring 2012
  • Goethe Institute/New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers Scholarship for 2010 for attending a professional seminar in Germany.
  • Curriculum Innovation Grant for developing a course on German Theater and Performance. SUNY Oswego, Spring 2006.
  • Goethe Institute/New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers Scholarship for 2004. The scholarship enabled me to travel, do research and attend a cultural seminar in Germany Literatur im Unterricht (Teaching Literature to Undergraduates), Berlin, July 4-17, 2004.
  • TraiNDaF 2003. A grant established by the German government that aims to build future leaders in the field of the teaching of German. The 2003 program consists of two meetings and a summer study program in Germany for development of language skills, cultural knowledge, and pedagogical/methodological practices.
  • Summer Research Award supported by the TEAGLE Foundation to carry out research and study of Berlin in the 20th Century (summer 1999). 
  • Student Summer Research Fellowship for the summer of 1991. This fellowship enabled me to undertake my research work in the "Egon Erwin Kisch Archives" in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
  • Charles Phelps Taft Graduate Fellowship. Recipient of 1990-91 Taft Memorial Grant to support writing of the dissertation. Taft fellowships are among the most prestigious awards offered by the University of Cincinnati and are given in recognition of academic achievement and potential for significant scholarly contribution.

Education

Ph.D., German Language and Literature, University of Cincinnati, 1994
MA, German Language and Literature, University of Cincinnati, 1990
BA, German Language and Literature, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1980

Classes taught

GER 102 MWF 1:50-2:45 pm 242 Marano Campus Center Office hours: MW 3-4 & by appt.
GER 201 MWF 9:10-10:05 am 258 Marano Campus Center
GER 301 MWF 11:30-12:25 pm 258 Marano Campus Center
GER 310 TR 2:20-3:40 pm 256 Marano Campus Center
GER 498 M 3:00-4:30 pm TBA