Dr. Matthew Pollard

Dr. Matthew Pollard
Associate Teaching Professor

PhD 1998 (McGill)

Office: CLE D259A

Office hours for the Fall 2019: Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Thursdays 3:00 - 4:00 pm, Fridays 10:30 - 11:20 am, or by appointment.

I hold my degrees from Queens and McGill, with studies in Trier and a PAD assistantship in the Saarland in between. I began teaching at UVic in 1997 as a sessional, became a regular faculty member in 2004, and will be officially promoted to Associate Teaching Professor in July, 2019. Film, language teaching, and visual arts (mainly painting) are my primary personal and teaching interests. For the upcoming semester I will be teaching once again GMST 100: Introduction to Germanic Studies, which is for me an exciting opportunity to introduce students to the skills and practices of our discipline and to include course content on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Wall. In 2020 I will be looking forward to teaching a course on the uses and abuses of Nietzsche in the English-speaking world (GMST 462). And finally, I will be teaching in our language program in the first- and second-year program – one of my favourite aspects of my work.

Fall 2019

GMST 100   Introduction to Germanic Studies
A01 CRN: 11815 MTh 10:00-11:30 am, MacLaurin D101

GMST 101  Beginning German I
A01 CRN  11816 TWF 9:30 - 10:20 am CLE A207
A04 CRN11819 TWF 12:30-1:20 pm CLE A202

GMST 201 Intermediate German I
A01 CRN 11820 TWF 11:30 am - 12:20 pm  CLE A118

Spring 2020

GMST 101 Beginning German I
A02 CRN 21719 TWF 11:30 am - 12:20 pm, CLE A311

GMST 102 Beginning German II
A01 CRN 21720 TWF 9:30  - 10:20 am,  Cor A128
A03 CRN 21722 TWF 12:30 - 13:20 pm, CLE A 211

GMST 462 Nietzche in the English-Speaking World
A01 CRN 21728 MTh 10:30-11:20 am, CLE C113

"Before and After Kafka: Parable and Prophecy". Art as an Early-Warning System . Ludgard de Decker, ed. Community Seminar 8. UVic: Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, 2001. 77-100.

"Reading and Writing the Architecture of the Body in Kleist's Penthesilea". Body Dialectics in the Age of Goethe . Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Germanistik. Eds. Marianne Henn and Holger Pausch. Amsterdam: Rodopoi, 2003: 365 - 391.

"The Return of the Body in Twentieth-Century Kleist Discourse" (in German). Frankfurter Kleist-Kolloquium. Kleist-Bilder des 20. Jahrhunderts . Eds. Peter Ensberg and Hans-Jochen Marquardt. Stuttgart: Verlag Heinz-Dieter Heinz / Akademischer Verlag Stuttgart, 2003: 125 - 138.

“Riefenstahl’s Motion / Pictures”. Canadian Association of University Teachers of German General Meeting, Saskatoon, 30 May, 2007. 

"Kleist's Krug, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the Prosthetics of Body Politics". Canadian Association of University Teachers of German General Meeting, Vancouver, 1 June, 2008.