Marcel P. Rotter, Associate Professor of German, earned a Ph.D. (2004) in German literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. (1985) in German and Russian from Paedagogische Hochschule Erfurt. Dr. Rotter is a native of communist East Germany (German Democratic Republic) who has traveled throughout Germany and eastern Europe.
Dr. Rotter studied German poster propaganda as part of his thesis research. His current research interests and publications focus on visual propaganda strategies during World Wars I and II as well as on the relationship of advertising and urban space. He recently presented his paper “Are you 100 percent American? German-Americans as target of U.S. propaganda in World War I” at the annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies. He is a board member of the Virginia Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German and president of the Schwetzingen-Fredierkcksbuyrg Alliance, the German partner city organization in Fredericksburg.
Marcel Rotter in the News
- Snyder Performs with Students in GermanyAssistant Professor of Music Mark Snyder performed 15 of his original songs with his band Nature Boy Explorer in Schwetzingen Germany, on June 11 and 12 as part of the delegation representing Fredericksburg and UMW in Fredericksburg's German Sister City. Senior music major Austin O'Rourke played drums and also sang and played guitar on his... Read more »
- UMW Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Berlin WallThe University of Mary Washington will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with “Fall of the Wall Campus Weeks” starting Monday, Oct. 13. Campus Weeks, coordinated by UMW’s German Program in cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., will continue through Thursday, Nov. 6. All events,... Read more »
- Fourth Annual World Language Day This WeekendOn Saturday, March 24, University of Mary Washington’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages will give area high school students a chance to see what they offer through the Fourth Annual World Language Day, an annual outreach program dedicated to the appreciation and study of foreign languages. On World Language Day, more... Read more »