Lynette Kirschner

Lynette Kirschner is a lecturer at Leuphana University with a degree in German Language and Literature. She likes all things strange, different, and off beat and often lets her students get geeky in class.

Blog posts by Lynette Kirschner:

From Comma-kazi to Comma-Sutra: Or You Too Can Learn to Love Commas
Grammar doesn’t tend to be a topic that students are enthused about. Whenever I mention it, many of my students roll their eyes. To really get … Continue reading From Comma-kazi to Comma-Sutra: Or You Too Can Learn to Love Commas

The Arrival of the Aliens
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. – Ludwig Wittgenstein   Does time only flow in a continuum? Does a sentence have … Continue reading The Arrival of the Aliens

To Boldly Go
Okay, I am going to have to out myself here seeing that it’s the 50th anniversary. I am a trekkie! I grew up with Captain Kirk, … Continue reading To Boldly Go

Damsels Causing Distress
Yes, you read correctly. I got the title right. You were probably expecting ‘Damsels in Distress’ so let’s look at that classic theme in literature first. … Continue reading Damsels Causing Distress

We’ve Got Steampunk
You’ve never heard of it? Seriously? This subculture – which has everything from music, fashion, and literature to LARPs (live action role plays), conventions and even … Continue reading We’ve Got Steampunk