Departmental News

Departmental News

  • Germanic Linguistics Faculty Host Roundtable

    May 31, 2010

    Irmengard Rauch and Thomas Shannon organized the 2010 Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, supported by the Max Kade Foundation and the UC Berkeley Center for German and European Studies. The Roundtable featured 45 faculty and graduate student presenters from England, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, Korea, Armenia, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and the USA; 14 presenters represented the Berkeley German Department.

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  • Hollander Receives Travel Grant

    May 31, 2010

    Inez Hollander received a Foreign Language Travel Grant from UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies.

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  • Alumnus Accepts Position in Arizona

    May 31, 2010

    David Gramling accepted a tenure-track position in the German Department at The University of Arizona in Tucson.

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  • Alumna Dewey to Complete Postdoc in Norway

    May 31, 2010

    Tonya Kim Dewey accepted a postdoctoral position in the Linguistics Department at the University of Bergen in Norway.

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  • Alumna Warner Receives Award for Article

    May 31, 2010

    Chantelle Warner (Berkeley PhD 2007, Assistant Professor at The University of Arizona) received the 2009 Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) Award for best article by a newcomer to the field of stylistics. The article was a revised version of one of her dissertation chapters (addressing immediacy effects, deixis and narrative); it was published in the journal Language and Literature.

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  • Kaes Honored for Teaching Work

    May 31, 2010

    Anton Kaes received a Teaching Prize in Arts and Humanities.

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  • Schuler is New Visiting Lecturer

    May 31, 2010

    Martina Schuler became a visiting lecturer in the German Department. She studied German philology, early modern and modern German literature, and French at the University of Tübingen and wrote a dissertation on Goethe, “Novellistisches Erzählen in Goethes Romanen Die Wahlverwandtschaften und Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre oder die Entsagende”. Before coming to Berkeley she was a research fellow at the University of Tübingen, working on a new edition of Nürnberger Fastnachtspiele. Schuler taught German 123 (German Literature from 1800 to the Present) in spring 2010.

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  • Congratulations to Five New PhDs!

    May 31, 2010

    Five students received their PhDs: Michael Huffmaster, Timothy Price, Sabrina Rahman, Aida Sakaluaskaite, and Gabe Trop. Kudos! (See their dissertation topics.)

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  • Euba Directs DAAD Workshop in Berkeley

    May 31, 2010

    Nikolaus Euba directed the 7th annual DAAD-sponsored workshop “Deutsch als Fremdsprache in den USA: Grundzüge und Perspektiven,” hosting 21 graduate students and junior faculty from all over the US and featuring guest lectures by UC Berkeley professors Claire Kramsch and Richard Kern.

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  • PhD Students Layne and Etzler Co-Edit Book

    May 31, 2010

    Priscilla Layne and Melissa Etzler co-edited “Rebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History and Art” (New Castle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing).

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