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World Languages & Cultures | Looney, Mark
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Mark Looney is Lecturer of German Studies in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at the Iowa State University, where he also teaches in the International Studies Program and serves as coordinator of the Languages and Cultures for the Professions program.

He studied German literature, philosophy, and media theory in Nashville, Germersheim, Regensburg, and Berlin. He received his Ph.D. in German Studies at Vanderbilt University in 2010.

His graduate work dealt with terrorism and the contemporary German novel. His first publication questions the category of so-called experimental literature and his current projects investigate the works of Günter Eich and Georg Klein.

  • “‘Schreibend den Schrecken ordnen’: Narrating Experience in the Work of Rainald Goetz” in: Literarische Experimente. Medien, Kunst, Texte 1950-2010, Ed. Christoph Zeller (Heidelberg: Winter 2011)
  • LAS International Service Award | 2016
  • LAS Outstanding Teaching by a Lecturer | 2014
  • LAS Center for Distance and Online Learning course development fund | 2010


Office: 2240 Pearson Hall

Phone: (515) 294-2759
Email: mlooney@iastate.edu