German Language and Literatures
Department Chair:
Steve Huff

Administrative Assistant:
Polly Bratton

Department Email:

Phone: 440 7758650
Fax: 440 7756355

Peters Hall 222
50 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.–Noon and 1–3:30 p.m.

Robin Ellis

Robin Ellis

Visiting Instructor

Contact Information


Peters 216
(440) 775-8658

Personal Office Hours:
Monday 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 2:00-3:00 p.m.
And by appointment.

Robin Ellis

Robin Ellis

Robin Ellis

Educational Background

  • B.A. in German Literature, Oberlin College, 2004
  • M.A. in German Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2008
  • Ph.D. Candidate in German Studies at UC Berkeley, degree expected Aug. 2015

Areas of Special Interest

20th and 21st century German literature and film, translation studies, transnational mobility, embodied communication, and gendered labor

Robin Ellis is currently completing her dissertation, titled “Making Translation Visible: Interpreters in German Literature and Film,” which asks how interpreter figures allow writers and filmmakers to engage with historically specific questions of translation, communication, and bodily presence.