August 19, 2020
Congratulations to Jonas Teupert recipient of a Teaching Effectiveness Award for his essay ‘Collaborative Learning in Times of Remote Instruction’
July 29, 2020
Congratulations to Adam Nunes, Kumars Salehi, and Jonas Teupert, recipients of the Graduate Division’s 2020 Outstanding GSI Award
April 8, 2020
It is my pleasure to congratulate Adam Nunes, Kumars Salehi, and Jonas Teupert, our 2020 recipients of the Outstanding GSI Award. These GSIs have shown dedication, skill and creativity in their teaching and this honor is a formal recognition by the Graduate Division. Please join me in congratulating them!
UC Berkeley’s 28th Annual German Department Graduate Conference, “Schul(d)en: Guilt, Debt, Education,” was organized by graduate students Andrew Blough, Vera Feinberg, Sarah Harris, and Adam Nunes
February 23, 2020
Graduate Student, Jon Cho-Polizzi, presented his work at “Migration in a Global World” the DAAD International South School at CEDA in Porto Alegre, Brazil
February 18, 2020
Graduate student, Jonas Teupert, presented his paper “Improvising ‘Kanak Sprak:’ Feridun Zaimoglu’s Community of Dissonant Voices” at 2019 German Studies Association annual conference
February 15, 2020
Professor Niklaus Largier convened international workshop, “Media, Legends, Mysticism” with participants from UC Berkeley, Zurich, Princeton, & Stanford
February 13, 2020
Professor Deniz Göktürk published a book on German film history: The German Cinema Book, co-edited with Tim Bergfelder, Erica Carter, & Claudia Sandberg
February 4, 2020
This comprehensively revised, updated and significantly extended edition introduces German film history from its beginnings to the present day, covering key periods and movements including early and silent cinema, Weimar cinema, Nazi cinema, the New German Cinema, the Berlin School, the cinema of migration, and moving images in the digital era. Contributions by leading international scholars are grouped into sections that focus on genre; stars; authorship; film production, distribution and exhibition; theory and politics, including women's and queer cinema; and transnational connections. Spotlight articles within each section offer key case studies, including of individual films that illuminate larger histories (Heimat, Downfall, The…
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 email@example.com by December 31, 2019.
Professor Deniz Göktürk published a book on the social dynamics of humor: Komik der Integration. Grenzpraktiken und Identifikationen des Sozialen, co-edited with Uwe Wirth and Özkan Ezli
October 24, 2019
Das Anliegen dieses Bandes ist es zu klären, wie Praktiken und Konzepte der Integration komisch in Frage gestellt werden, aber auch, wie das Komische als Grenzphänomen sozialer und kultureller Übereinkünfte in Erscheinung tritt. Ausgangsthese ist, dass das Komische stillschweigend gemachte Annahmen darüber, welches Wissen und welche Werte von allen geteilt werden sollten, thematisch werden lässt. Aus anthropologischer, soziologischer, linguistischer und literaturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive versuchen die Beiträge dieses Bandes die Komik der Integration in den Blick zu nehmen – und dadurch Aufschlüsse über die kulturellen Grundlagen von Integration zu gewinnen.