Kurt Beals, working on “Poetic Economies: Experimental Literature and Commercial Culture,” receives a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Anton Kaes published “Requiem for a Lost Planet: Notes on Werner Herzog’s Fata Morgana" in: Just Images: Ethics and the Cinematic, ed. by Boaz Hagin et al., Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011; “Asphalt" in: Le Giornate Del Cinema Muto Catalogue, 2011; “Illusions and Delusions" in: 3 Silent Classics by Josef von Sternberg, New York: Criterion; “29 November 1923: Karl Grune Die Straße Inaugurates ‘Street Film’, Foreshadows Film Noir" in: A New History of German Cinema, ed. Jennifer M. Kapczynski and Michael D. Richardson. Camden House: Rochester, NY; “Siegfried Kracauer: Film Historian in Exile" in: Escape to Life: German Exiles in New York, ed. by Sigrid Weigel and Eckhart Goebel. New York: De Gruyter, 2012.
Jeroen Dewulf will deliver keynote lectures at at the Graduate Conference at McGill University in Montreal: "Europe’s Dis/integration Place, Belonging and Identity across and beyond Europe", April 20-22, and at the IVN International Dutch Studies Associationation Antwerp Univsity: "Andere werelden", Aug. 27-31.
At the Pittsburgh SSA, Professor Rauch was inscribed as the Eighth Thomas A. Sebeok Fellow (the third American) on the occasion of which she presented a plenary address on “The Power and the Glory of Sound." The address will be published in a Special Issue of The American Journal of Semiotics.
Niklaus Largier published “Die Falte. Barocke Figuration bei Gilles Deleuze und Walter Benjamin” in Frühe Neuzeit – Späte Neuzeit. Phänomene der Wiederkehr in Literaturen und Künsten ab 1970 (Publikationen zur Zeitschrift für Germanistik, vol. 24); “Die Erfindung der Pornographie. Sasha Grey, Pietro Aretino, und das Spiel der Erregung” in Figurationen der Moderne. Mode, Pornographie und Sport (Munich: Fink); “Divine Suffering – Divine Pleasure: Martyrdom, Sensuality, and the Art of Delay” Figurationen 12/1 (2011); “Das Mögliche denken. Musils Möglichkeitssinn, die Mystik und Foucaults Konzept der Kritik" in Das Mögliche regieren. Gouvernementalität in der Literatur- und Kulturanalyse (Bielefeld: Transcript); and “Das Buch als Experiment. Georges Bataille liest Angela von Foligno” in Buchkultur und Wissensvermittlung in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit (Berlin: De Gruyter).
Yael Chaver published “Writing for the Jews, Writing for the Goyim: 20th-Century Jewish Adaptations of ‘The Merchant of Venice’” in Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, Society 17/2 (Winter 2011).
This semester's compact seminar will be taught by Visiting Professor Gertrud Koch (FU Berlin). The topic is "Space and Time in Cinema”
Keighley McFarland and Katja Minitenko, two of our German Majors, received undergraduate merit scholarships from the Institute of International Studies and were accepted as members of the IIS Junior Scholars Program for Spring 2011.
Claire Kramsch received the Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize at the 2011 MLA Convention for “an outstanding scholarly book in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of languages other than English”. Her book, ”The Multilingual Subject”, was published by Oxford University Press in 2009.
Anton Kaes received the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize at the 2011 MLA Convention for “outstanding scholarly work on the linguistics or literatures of the Germanic languages”. His book, “Shell Shock Cinema: Weimar Culture and the Wounds of War”, was published by Princeton University Press in 2009.