News & Events

Commencement

Please join the Department of German in a special online

Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time

We will be celebrating our graduating majors and PhDs of 2021.

Zoom link: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/94089861002

Commencement_Invitation2021

Note: please find the full program below!

 


 

Department of German

Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 9:00-10:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time
https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/94089861002

 

WELCOME
Profs. Karen Feldman & Thomas Shannon

HISTORY OF DEPARTMENT
Profs. Niklaus Largier & Jeroen Dewulf

COMMENCEMENT REMARKS
Prof. Karen Feldman

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES: BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GERMAN LITERATURE

INTRODUCTION
Prof. Elaine Tennant & Nikolaus Euba

     Ardo Ali – German and Global Studies: Peace and Conflict

     Jezell Lee – German and Bioengineering

     Nikki Schroeder – German

     Veronika Wallace – German and Molecular Cellular Biology, Immunology

     Jake Weppner – German and Business Administration

STUDENT AWARDS
Departmental Citation
     Nikki Schroeder

Ehlert Awards
     Ardo Ali
     Jezell Lee
     Nikki Schroeder
     Veronika Wallace
     Jake Weppner

CONFERRAL OF DEGREES: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

INTRODUCTION
Prof. Chenxi Tang

Evelyn Roth
     Dissertation: “Meaning through Context – the Case of Discourse Neologisms: A Lexicological Approach to the Semiotic Nature and Function of Discourse Neologisms as an Extension to the Lexicographical Approach of Discourse Glossaries for COVID-19.”
     Committee: Profs. Irmengard Rauch (chair), Thomas Shannon, Terrence Deacon

Julia Schroeder
     Dissertation: “Artificial Woman in the Box.”
     Committee: Profs. Winfried Kudszus (chair), Anton Kaes, Greg Niemeyer

Jonas Teupert
     Dissertation: “Fugitive Forms: Literary Critiques of Modern Mobility.”
     Committee: Profs. Deniz Göktürk (co-chair), Anton Kaes (co-chair), Judith Butler  

Melissa Winters
     Dissertation: “From the Wartburg to Nuremberg: Richard Wagner, the Middle High German Blütezeit, and Early Modernity.”
     Committee: Profs. Elaine Tennant (chair), Niklaus Largier, Geoffrey Koziol

CONCLUDING REMARKS

FACULTY
Lilla Balint, Department of German
Judith Butler, Department of Comparative Literature
Yael Chaver, Lecturer, Yiddish & Jewish Studies
Terrence Deacon, Department of Anthropology
Jeroen Dewulf, Dept. of German; Dutch Studies; Director of the Institute of European Studies
Nikolaus Euba, Department of German, Language Program Director
Karen Feldman, Department of German, Chair
Deniz Göktürk, Department of German
Esmée van der Hoeven, Lecturer, Dutch Studies
Anton Kaes, Department of German; Department of Film and Media
Geoffrey Koziol, Department of History
Winfried Kudszus, Department of German
Niklaus Largier, Department of German; Department of Comparative Literature, Chair
Gregory Niemeyer, Department of Art Practice
Irmengard Rauch, Department of German
Thomas Shannon, Department of German
Chenxi Tang, Department of German
Elaine Tennant, Department of German; Director of The Bancroft Library

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Graduates!