Hans-Thies Lehmann was the Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor in the German Department in Spring 2011.

Lehmann taught at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main until his retirement in 2010. He is the leading authority in contemporary German theater and performance. His book “Postdramatisches Theater” has been translated into many languages and counts as a key to understand present-day experimental theater that uses new media.

In February and March he taught the compact seminar on German Theatre since 1968.

Claire Kramsch published “Theorizing translingual/transcultural competence,” in G. Levine & A. Phipps (Eds.) Critical and Intercultural Theory and Language Pedagogy. Boston: Heinle, 2011; articles on “Language, culture, and context”; “Teaching culture and intercultural competence”; “Subjectivity,” in Carol Chapelle (Ed.) “Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Language and Culture” in James Simpson (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics; “Intercultural contact, hybridity and third space” (co-authored with Michiko Uryu) in Jane Jackson (ed.): Routledge Handbook on Intercultural Communication; “The symbolic dimensions of the intercultural. Language Teaching. Symbolische Kompetenz durch literarische Texte,” in Fremdsprache Deutsch, Heft 44.