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  • Former student Damani J. Partridge publishes a new book Blackness as a Universal Claim: Holocaust Heritage, Noncitizen Futures, and Black Power in Berlin (University of California Press, 2022)

    November 17, 2022

    Damani's book examines the relationships between European Enlightenment, Holocaust memory, and “Black” futures in modern Germany.  Damani is Professor of of Anthropology and Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. Wir gratulieren, Damani!

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  • Graduate Student Qingyang Freya Zhou receives the German Studies Association Prize for the Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student

    November 12, 2022

    The GSA Prize 2022 for the Best Essay in German Studies by a Graduate Student is awarded to the best unpublished, article-length manuscript written by a graduate student during the previous year.  Freya's award-winning essay, "'A Temporality of Imminent, Never-Consummated Arrival’: Contemporary German Documentaries on North Korea,” will be published in an upcoming issue of the German Studies Review.   Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Freya!

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  • A former student publishes an article in German Studies Review

    November 1, 2022

    Yael Almog, "Politics and Literary Capital in Tomer Gardi's Broken German," German Studies Review, Volume 45, Number 3, October 2022, pp. 557-576. Yael is an Associate Professor of German at Durham University, UK, and the author of Secularism and Hermeneutics (2019).  
     

  • A former student publishes an article in German Studies Review

    November 1, 2022

    Paul Dobryden, "Marked Man: Fantasies of the Able Body in Fritz Lang's M," German Studies Review, Volume 45, Number 3, October 2022, pp. 407-428. Paul is an Assistant Professor of German at the University of Virginia and the author of The Hygienic Apparatus: Weimar Cinema and Environmental Disorder (2022).
       

  • Prof. Kaes launches a new website WeimarCinema.org

    October 1, 2022

    Co-edited with Cynthia Walk from the Sunrise Foundation for the Study of German Cinema and Media, WeimarCinema.org represents a central online archive and research hub for the exploration of Weimar film culture.  The project would not have been possible without the collaboration of former and current graduate students in the German department.   

     

  • Graduate Student Qingyang Freya Zhou publishes an article and becomes the new assistant of the German Studies Review book review section 

    September 27, 2022

    Freya's article "Queering the Screen: Spectral Figures and German-Taiwanese Encounters in Monika Treut’s Ghosted" was published in Seminar (University of Toronto Press) vol 58 Issue 3 September 2022, pp. 251-270. 

  • Graduate Student Elizabeth Sun presents a paper at the German Studies Association Conference

    September 27, 2022

    Elizabeth presented her paper titled "Halbzeug Realities: How do we interpret machine-generated literature?" as part of the "Modeling IR-Reality" panel.

  • Graduate Student Molly Krueger gives a paper at the GSA and starts a Leo Baeck Institute Fellowship to work on her dissertation.  

    September 27, 2022

    Molly's paper was titled "'Was übrig bleibt:' Max Czollek and the ‘Lachrymose Aesthetic’ in Contemporary German-Jewish Poetry”; it was part of the panel “Jews - Holocaust - Poetry."  The LBI fellowship was awarded for her dissertation project with the working title, After Auschwitz: Contemporary German-Jewish Poetics and the Persistence of the Past). Since the grant is geographically flexible, she will spend a year in Berlin.

  • Graduate Student Elizabeth Sun, the new managing editor of our student-run online journal TRANSIT, has launched a new issue of the journal

    September 20, 2022

     (TRANSIT, VOL. 13, ISSUE 2, 2022:  TRANSIT  )
     
    Under the topic of Archival Engagement, the beautifully designed issue contains refereed scholarly essays, including work of our own UCB graduate students and alums as authors, translators, and reviewers.  
     

  • Graduate Student Verena Wolf presents a paper at Princeton University

    September 18, 2022

    Verena's paper, "Narratives of Risk: Aesthetic Form and Language in Christa Wolf’s Störfall," was part of a conference, "The Automated Condition. Manifestations and Narratives in Art, Literature, and Culture," which was organized by Princeton's Department of German from May 11- May 13, 2022.