Senior Adjunct Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (German Studies)
Professor Babilon received her Ph.D. from The City University of New York in 1999. She also studied at the Ludwig Maximillians Universität in Munich while on a DAAD research and study grant during the 1996-1997 year. Her dissertation is a study of the development of the sound poetry of Hugo Ball, especially of the influences by the Russian abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky, the Italian Futurist Filippo Marinetti and the Russian Zaum poets Alexei Kruchenyek and Velimir Khlebnikov. Her academic interests are second-language acquisition as well as literature of the 20th and late 19th centuries. She is particularly interested in convergences of literature and the visual arts. She has taught courses on Dada, German literature, nature & environmentalism in German culture, and also regularly teaches 1st- and 3rd-year German.