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  • Graduate Student, Jonas Teupert Receives Teaching Effectiveness Award

    July 29, 2020

    Graduate student Jonas Teupert received UC Berkeley's Teaching Effectiveness Award for his essay 'Collaborative Learning in Times of Remote Instruction.' The award recognizes a small number of outstanding GSIs who have identified a particular teaching problem or issue in their own classes and have developed, implemented, and assessed an appropriate and effective response to the problem or issue.      Congratulations Jonas!

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  • Graduate Student Landon Reitz Wins Fulbright Fellowship

    April 10, 2020

    Landon Reitz has received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Cologne, Germany in 2021. At the Universität zu Köln Landon will work on his dissertation "The Body and the Book: The Poetics of Reading in German Literature." His project investigates the recurring depiction of readers and reading in German literature. Congratulations Landon!

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  • Graduate Students Win 2020 Outstanding GSI Award

    April 8, 2020

    Graduate students Adam Nunes, Kumars Salehi, and Jonas Teupert have received the  2020 of the Outstanding GSI Award. Each year the Graduate Division honors GSIs each year for their outstanding work in teaching. Adam, Kumars, and Jonas have shown dedication, skill and creativity in their teaching.   Congratulations Adam, Kumars, and Jonas!              

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  • Professor Claire Kramsch Wins Book Prize

    December 8, 2019

    Professor Claire Kramsch's most recent book, The Multilingual Instructor: What Foreign Language Teachers Say about Their Experience and Why It Matters (with Lihua Zhang), won the MLA's Kenneth W. Mildenberger Prize. The prize is awarded to an outstanding work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, and literature with strong application to the teaching of languages other than English.   Congratulations Professor Kramsch!  

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  • CfP: 29th Annual Berkeley German Studies Conference – Schul(d)en: Guilt, Debt, Education

    November 16, 2019

    The Berkeley German Department is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 28th Annual Berkeley German Studies Conference.  Please send submissions to berkeleygermanconference@gmail.com by December 31, 2019.

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  • Call for Applications

    November 1, 2019

    The Department invites applications for multi-year doctoral fellowships in all areas, including cross-disciplinary studies. In cooperation with the Center for Jewish Studies we also offer support for students working on German-Jewish topics. In addition, we are very proud to announce the newly established Sunrise Foundation Fellowship in German Film and Media. For more information on application details, please click here.

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  • Professor Deniz Göktürk Publishes Book

    October 24, 2019

    Professor Deniz Göktürk has published a new book on the social dynamics of humor: Komik der Integration. Grenzpraktiken und Identifikationen des Sozialen, co-edited with Uwe Wirth and Özkan Ezli.   Congratulations Professor Göktürk!

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  • Gift of New Fellowship

    September 27, 2019

    We are grateful to the Sunrise Foundation for the establishment of a new Fellowship in German Film & Media. The Sunrise Foundation for Education and the Arts has a central mission in the promotion of German film and media. It recently sponsored the reconstruction and distribution of several classic silent films (Das alte Gesetz 1923 and Die Stadt ohne Juden 1924) and has supported the academic study of German cinema through workshops and seminars.

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  • Call for Applications

    September 20, 2019

    The Department invites applications for multi-year doctoral fellowships in all areas, including cross-disciplinary studies. In cooperation with the Center for Jewish Studies we also offer support for students working on German-Jewish topics. In addition, we are very proud to announce the newly established Sunrise Foundation Fellowship in German Film and Media. For more information about applications, please see our website's section on graduate admissions. 

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  • Graduate Student Landon Reitz Presents at Congress on Medieval Studies

    September 3, 2019

    Last May, graduate student Landon Reitz presented a paper at the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. He presented his paper, "Reading with the Entire Body," on a panel convened by the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Stanford University.  

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