Silke Feltz, M.A.See Faculty Bio
Title: Instructor, English and German
hometown/state: Elbersberg, Bavaria, Germany
your alma maters: M.A. English and German,
Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Germany
how long have you been with SU? Since August 2008
favorite movie: Good Bye Lenin, Dirty Dancing (“No one puts my Baby in the corner!”), Life Is Beautiful
favorite food: Mary's Tacos, my grandmother's pasta sauce, my mom's Schnitzel, Thai and Indian
favorite music/band/type of music: 80s Rock, Nina Simone, Alisha's Attic, Neue Deutsche Welle, Herbert Grönemeyer
favorite vacation spot: I love to explore cities and usually drive my travel companions crazy because I try to see everything in one day...Florence, Prague, Berlin, and Salzburg are my all-time favorites. I also love the beaches of Florida, and my dream is to see Mount Kilimanjaro one day.
favorite book: Ana Castillo's So Far From God, Patrick Süskind's Vom Suchen und Finden der Liebe, and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Also, Goethe's Werther and Robert Gernhardt's poems. I always enjoy reading Paul Auster and Vladimir Kaminer. I'd better stop now.
what's on your night-stand right now (book/music/DVD): The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Jule Neigel Band Sphinx, The Piano, and The Complete Series of Ally McBeal
who/what/and where INSPIRES you & why?: Street musicians, my closest friends (those who know all the secrets), a tree not far from Elbersberg, people who have different beliefs and opinions, my niece, shooting stars, the ocean, sitting on top of the Florence cathedral
hobbies/ interests/extra-curricular activities OUTSIDE SU: movies, theater, ballroom dancing, yoga, traveling, knitting
activities/interests/organizations ON CAMPUS: I participate in Monday Night Fiction, am the co-advisor of Sigma Tau Delta and Delta Phi Epsilon, and enjoy the Coffeehouse Series, Yoga, and sport events on campus.
favorite class to teach @ SU and why: I am thrilled to have the opportunity to teach both English and German here at Schreiner. There really is not a favorite class for me. I enjoy them all.
why Schreiner?: I love the class sizes and the close interaction with students. Schreiner is a place for me to explore new avenues and also to learn and grow on a daily basis.