Anna Rapp

Anna Rapp
  • German House Tutor, Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Archived Blogger

About Anna Rapp

I received my Master’s degree in American Studies as well as my German teaching degree from the University of Münster in 2008. My studies took me to Riga, Latvia, and Malvern, England, where I taught German as a second language. Also, I spent a year studying languages at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland. Since 2008, I have been teaching English in German high schools and adult education and worked in translation. I am also currently working on my Ph.D. thesis in American Studies.

My Ph.D. thesis is concerned with the reception of African American literature in the German Democratic Republic. It examines practices of translation, censorship and discourse formation in the German speaking Eastern Block during the Cold War.

Posts by Anna Rapp

Upside Down

The new semester, my second one at William & Mary, started with some big changes that pretty much turned my world upside down. Last

50% Completed

When I arrived in Williamsburg in August 2010, I thought life and work in such a small place would be kind of boring and

It’s College!!!

Talk about stating the obvious. “It’s College.” I have no idea how often I have heard this sentence ever since I first got here.

S’mores and Smerfs

Last week, the RAs of several language houses had the brilliant idea to organize a s’mores mixer. I was a bit confused because for

German Cooking Class

Part of the job of language house tutors is to offer classes or events that teach William and Mary students about the culture of

The Monday Mindset

Mondays are special. We all know that. To most of us, they are special without being endearing. Options on how to deal with that

The War Against Sugar

If you are new to the US, what immediately strikes you is the abundance of sugar everywhere. It must be the new white gold.

The College Culture Shock

Imagine you are a Freshman, just about to start your first exciting semester at William and Mary. You are ready to meet new people,