Professor of Modern Languages & Cultures
Virginia Military Institute
422 Scott Shipp Hall | Ph: 540-464-7360 | SunnenD@vmi.edu
Department office: 540-464-7241 | Fax: 540-464-7677
- Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990, Germanic Languages & Literatures. Dissertation: "Medieval Translation as certamen; the Germanic Versions of Yvain, le chevalier au lion"
- M.A. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984, Germanic Linguistics.
- B.A. - Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1979, German/French.
- Medieval literature, esp. Arthurian tales in Germany and Scandinavia
- Use of the Internet in language teaching
- Development of the Bundeswehr
- German Resistance within the "Third Reich", particularly the Kreisau Circle