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Department of Modern Languages

Dr. Sara Luly

Associate Professor and K-State Honors Program Faculty Director

Research Interests and CareerPhoto of Dr. Sara Luly

Dr. Sara Luly is an Associate Professor of German in the Department of Modern Languages. She joined K-State in Fall 2011 after completing her PhD at The Ohio State University. Dr. Luly’s research focuses on late 18th and early 19th century German literature and culture, with an emphasis on German Romanticism, Gender Studies, and the intersection of literature and theories of medicine.  Dr. Luly enjoys teaching courses on German Gothic literature and German fairy-tales, as well as all levels of language courses. She has served as both the Director of Undergraduate Studies and the Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Outreach in the Department of Modern Languages and is an affiliated member of the Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies.

  • "From Material Substance to Mental Influence: Remarks on the Embodied Media of Animal Magnetism and their Gendered Implications." (Forthcoming: Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert. 2019). 

  • “The Horror of Coming Home: Integration and Fragmentation in Caroline de la Motte Fouqué’s ‘Der Abtrünnige’” The Goethe Yearbook. 24. 2017. 175-195.   

  • “Polite Hauntings: Same Sex Eroticism in Sophie Albrecht’s Das höfliche Gepsenst.”  SeminarA Journal of Germanic Studies. Feb 52:1. 2016. 60-79. 

  • “Language in Context: A Model of Language Oriented Library Instruction.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship. Luly, Sara & Holger Lenz. 41:2. 2015. 140-148. 

  • "Magnetism and Masculinity in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Der Magnetiseur." The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture and Theory.  88:3. 2013. 418-434.  

  • “Emasculating Fear: Gothic and Gender in Caroline de la Motte Fouqué’s Der Cypressenkranz” MonatshefteSummer 2012.  180-193. 

Presentations, Grants, and other Contributions
  • Sara Luly presented the paper "The Role of Quacks in Legitimizing Animal Magnetism" at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual meeting on March 19th, 2015.
  •  At the German Studies Association conference in Kansas City in September, Sara Luly presented a paper, "Observing Pain: Women, Physicians and the Case Studies of Animal Magnetism". (2014)
  • Sara Luly (in collaboration with Janice McGregor) received $3,500 from the International Incentive Grant for JLU Gießen & LMU Munich: Site visits and program development. (2016)
  • Sara Luly participated in the Fulbright Seminar for American Faculty in German/German Studies. Fifteen applicants were chosen to take part in a 14 day seminar on current developments in German secondary- and post-secondary education. Session topics included the changing demographic of German schools and universities, new approaches to teaching German as a second language, and the role of the European Union in post-secondary education. All expenses were paid for by Fulbright and the University of Tuebingen. (2013)