Suzuko Knott

Suzuko Knott

Associate Professor of German
Director of the Toor Cummings Center for International Studies & the Liberal Arts (CISLA)
Acting Chair of the Department of German

Joined Connecticut College: 2012

B.A., M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis


Contemporary German language and literature

Film and media studies

Gender and women's studies

Suzuko Knott's research interests include Japanese-born German-language writer Yoko Tawada, intersections of German literary and cultural production with Japan and the United States, and sport and body culture of the 19th century. She teaches Beginning German, Imagining Amerika, Sexology and Sex Activism in the Weimar Republic and Stories from the Road.

Suzuko attended the Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies, June 9 – 22, 2013, on a full grant sponsored by the German-American Fulbright Commission.

Recent publication

"Yoko Tawada par Yoko Tawada: das automatische Schreiben eines verschwindenden Senders /Empfängers." Yoko Tawada et la culture français. Bernard Banoun, ed. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag. Forthcoming, 2013.

Recent presentation

The "good wife, wise mother" of Kirschblüten - Hanami: Doris Dörrie's German domesticity in a Japanese context, German Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee (2012).

Suzuko Knott is a member of the German Studies Association, The Coalition of Women in German, Association of American Teachers of German, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Modern Language Association, American Friends of Marbach

Visit the German Studies department website. 

Majoring in German Studies.

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Mailing Address

Suzuko Knott
Connecticut College
Box # GERMAN STUDIES/Blaustein Humanities Center
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320


332 Blaustein Humanities Center