- Jacob Haubenreich has accepted a position as a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of German at the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.
- Jason Kooiker has accepted a posiion as Lecturer of German in the Stanford Language Center.
- Jacob Haubenreich received a C. H. Beck Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach.
- Jeroen Dewulf has been promoted to tenure.
- Kurt Beals has accepted a job at Washington University in St. Louis, where he will be joining the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures as an assistant professor.
- Ashwin Manthripragada, Emina Musanovic and Dagmar Theison published as editors the book, “The Threat and Allure of the Magical” (Cambridge Scholars, March 2013).
- Seth Elliott Meyer received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Berlin for the 2013-14 academic year.
- Paul Dobryden and Kurt Beals are two co-editors of “Hans Richters Rhythmus 21: Schlüsselfilm der Moderne,” which was published in 2012 by Königshausen & Neumann. Beals, Dobryden, and Erik Born also contributed essays to the book, which was a project of the BTWH (Berkeley-Tübingen-Wien-Harvard) working group in German modernity.
- Yael Almog received a fellowship for 2013-14 from the Leo Baeck Fellowship
program to work on her dissertation.
- Jeroen Dewulf has three new publications: (1) Jeroen Dewulf, Olf Praamstra and Michiel van Kempen (eds.). 2013. Shifting the Compass: Pluricontinental Connections in Dutch Colonial and Postcolonial Literature. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing; (2) Jeroen Dewulf (2013): “When Oyono’s “Boy” Speaks Dutch: Two Readings in One Language,” PMLA, Vol. 128, Nr. 1: 112-118; (3)Jeroen Dewulf (2013): “Mirroring Zambo in an Atlantic Context: The Open Wound of Slavery in Gottfried Keller’s Don Correa (1881),” Atlantic Studies, Volume 10, Issue 2: 247-267.
- Kevin Gordon published “Historical Rupture and the Devastation of Memory in Adalbert Stifter’s Der Hagestolz”. Journal of Austrian Studies 45.3-4: Fall/Winter 2012. 87-112.
- Yael Almog and Erik published as editors the book, “Neighbors and Neighborhoods: Living Together in the German-Speaking World” (Cambridge Scholars, 2012).
- Jeroen Dewulf is the winner of the American Cultures Innovation in Teaching Award for his course From New Amsterdam to New York: Race, Culture, and Identity in New Netherland, Dutch Studies 171AC.
- Irmengard Rauch and co-authors Julisa Edwards, Justin Farwell,
Carolyn Hawkshaw, MaryEllen LeBlanc, Chris Little, Stephanie Peltner, Tim
Price, Michael St. Clair, Peter Woods published “BAG XI: Toward
Human:Canine Communication” in “The Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic
Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis” vol. 16,2 (2011), pages 203-254.
- Peter Woods has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to Austria for 2012-13
to carry out fieldwork on his dissertation research on “Slovene
Bilingualism and German Language Contact.” He gathered data for the
Slovene part of his study through a FLAS Award to Slovenia during
- Winfried Kudszus will deliver the keynote lecture at the Metamind
Symposium “Modelling of Time and Space”, which will take place at the
International Semiotics Institute in Imatra, Finland, in June 2012. In the
summer of 2012, he will teach the compact graduate seminar “Critical
Concepts of Text and Culture” at the Latvian Academy of Culture, Riga.
- Seth Meyer and Dagmar Theison have been selected the for the Outstanding GSI Award.
- Yael Almog received a 14-month fellowship from the Minerva Foundation, sponsored by the Max-Planck-Geselleschaft to write her dissertation at the Humboldt University in Berlin.
- Eric Savoth received a dissertation fellowship from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. His research will focus on the role of rationalization in literature and science around 1900 in Germany.
- Mason Allred was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to conduct dissertation
research in Berlin for the academic year 2012-2013.
- Tara Hottman received the IES Summer Fellowship.
- Kurt Beals, working on “Poetic Economies: Experimental Literature and Commercial Culture,” receives 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 Univ. in Montreal: Europe’s Dis/integration Place, Belonging and Identity across and beyond Europe, April 20-22, and at the IVN International Dutch Studies Associationat Antwerp Univ.: 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, ” to 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). “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)
- 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.
- Ashwin Manthripragada was the recipient of a FLAS/AIIS Fellowship for India to study advanced Sanskrit in connection with his dissertation work.
- Inez Hollander co-authored a textbook, “Dutch for Reading Knowledge” with Christine van Baalen (Leiden University) and Frans Blom (Amsterdam University). The book will be brought out by John Benjamins (Amsterdam/Philadelphia).
- Jason Kooiker published “Swiss German Diglossia and the Classroom” (New York: Peter Lang 2011).
- Eric Savoth published “Outside Thought: Meillassoux, Uexküll, Peirce” (Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis, 16.1, 2011).
- 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.
- Timothy Price published his dissertation “The Leipzig ‘Heliand’ Manuscript Fragment (MS L): New Evidence concerning Luther, the Poet, and Ottonian Heritage”.
- Tonya Dewey published “The Old Saxon Heliand: An Annotated English Translation” (Edwin Mellen Press) with a foreword by Irmengard Rauch.
- Irmengard Rauch published a second revised edition of “Gothic Language: Grammar, Genetic Provenance and Typology, Readings” (New York: Peter Lang, 2011); “An Introduction to Old Frisian – Rolf H. Bremmer” NOWELE 60/61 (2011).
- Suin Shin Roberts (Berkeley PhD 1994, Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne) published her dissertation, “Language of Migration: Self- and Other- Perception of Korean Immigrants in Germany”.
- Mason Allred published “Pumping up Masculinity: The Initial Intervention and Lasting Legacy of Hans and Franz” in The Journal of Popular Culture.
- 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.
- Winfried Kudszus published “Intercultural Communication: The Case of Psychoanalysis” in Culture of Communication/Communication of Culture. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress of Semiotics, A Coruña 2009; “Der Othem des Absoluten: Johann Georg Hamann’s Neue Apologie des Buchstaben ‘h’ und seine Aesthetica in nuce” Metamorphoses of the Absolute. ed. Daina Teters.
- Deniz Göktürk co-edited (with David Gramling, Anton Kaes and Andreas Langenohl) “Transit Deutschland: Debatten zu Nation und Migration” (Konstanz University Press/Fink Verlag).
- Jeroen Dewulf published “Poetry of Switzerland” and “Poetry of the Low Countries” in The New Princeton Encyclopaedia of Poetry and Poetics.
- Nikolaus Euba was co-author with Prisca Augustyn (Berkeley PhD 2000, Florida Atlantic University) of “Stationen: Ein Kursbuch für die Mittelstufe” (January 2011).
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