Ingrid Daemmrich, Ph.D.
Office: 0032E MacAlister Hall
Phone: (215) 895-6440
- A.B., History and Literature (England, France, and Germany), Radcliffe College
- M.A., Comparative Literature (French and German), The University of Chicago
- Ph.D., Modern Languages (Major: French), Wayne State University
A specialist in literary themes and motifs, Ingrid G. Daemmrich has published numerous studies in thematics and comparative literature, including Enigmatic Bliss: The Paradise Motif in Literature and Spirals and Circles: A Key to Thematic Patterns in Classicism and Realism, co-authored with Horst S. Daemmrich. The Handbook of Themes and Motifs in Western Literature, also co-authored with Horst S. Daemmrich, is used as a reference guide by students of literature throughout the world.
Favorite Authors and/or Books: Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, and Ha Jin (who was our Freshman Book author)
Favorite Musical Artists: Philadelphia's own Jennifer Higdon (actually played throughout the world!)
Personal Interests and Hobbies: Reading student papers (just kidding!); listening to WRTI; gardening; hiking and swimming
A Favorite Quote: "The one who keeps on striving / Is the one we can save." Goethe, Faust, 119 (35-36)
Favorite TV Show: Antiques Road Show; always full of surprises.
One thing that makes me smile is my tutees in the Writing Center. They sometimes make me want to LOL, as when a student asked me if The Triangle is a scholarly source!
- "The Self-Promoting Playful Pen in Graphic and Literary Rhino-Caricatures." Humor 25.2 (2012): 179-198.
- “Assessing Collaborative Writing in Non-Traditional and Traditional First-Year College Writing Courses.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 38.2 (December 2010): 161- 175.
- “‘Do not reach up from readers’ laps and punch readers’ noses’: Joanna Russ’s Provocative Message in Her Ending to The Female Man.” The Explicator 67.2 (Winter 2009): 142-147.
- “Novices Encounter a Novice Literature: Introducing Digital Literature in a First-Year Class.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 34.4 (May 2007): 420-33.
- “Paradise and Story-Telling: Interconnecting Gender, Motif, and Narrative Structure.” Narrative 11 (Spring 2003): 213-33.
- “Students as Storytellers: Documenting the Creative Process of Science.” (co-author: Dr. Laura Duwel, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Drexel University). Journal of College Science Teaching 31 (May 2002): 470-475.