Jana Marlene Mader




I'm the Director of Academic Programs at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College. Before coming to Bard, I taught at the University of North Carolina and at Juilliard. I received my doctorate from LMU M√ľnchen.

My first novel was published in 2018 and my latest book on the literary Hudson River and the Rhine was published in the spring. I'm currently working on a collection of short stories.

As a translator, I specialize in texts from English into German. In the last ten years I have translated both shorter texts and entire books in the fields of politics, history, the environment, art and literature.

From time to time I paint. My works have been exhibited in galleries in New York and featured in magazines in the U.S. and Germany.


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