Prof. Jacob-Ivan Eidt, PhD
Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
Associate Professor of German, German Program Director
Office: Anselm 108
Dr. Eidt has taught at the University of Dallas since fall 2006. He has been department
chair since 2009. His teaching and research interests include the literature of the
19thcentury, romantic music aesthetics, poetry, German Opera, and German film. He is director
of the German Program and a participating member of the Comparative Literary Traditions
faculty. Dr. Eidt has published articles on Rainer Maria Rilke, the intersections
of music and literature in 19th century Germany, the films of Werner Herzog, as well as translations of German poetry. Dr.
Eidt is also on the board of trustees and programming committee of the Dallas Goethe
Center, which promotes German language and culture in the DFW area.
Prof. Laura M. Eidt, PhD
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Modern Languages
Director Humanities Graduate Program
Office: Anselm 103
Dr. Laura Eidt has taught in the German, Spanish, and Comparative Literature programs
at the University of Dallas since 2006, and is co-director of the Comparative Literary
Traditions Program. She is particularly interested in the interrelations of various
art forms, especially literature, the visual arts, and film. Having studied English,
Spanish, French, and Italian (in addition to her native German) at various points
in her life, she is also highly interested in how languages are learned, how they
are related, and effective ways of teaching foreign languages.