Departmental News

Departmental News

  • 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.

  • First Book by a Former Student

    May 2, 2022

    Sebastian Haselbeck completed his Berkeley Ph.D. degree in 2018 and teaches at the Universität Greifswald, Germany.  The book was published by Konstanz University Press in September 2021...

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  • New Book by a Former Student

    May 2, 2022

    The Hygienic Apparatus: Weimar Cinema and Environmental Disorder by Paul Dobryden. The book was published by Northwestern University Press in April 2022.    Paul is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. Find the book here.

  • Congratulations Cara E. Tovey

    April 8, 2022

    Former Berkeley Ph.D. student Cara Tovey accepted a position as a lecturer in the newly created Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies at UCLA.  Cara taught for three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at the College of Charleston, in Charleston, N.C. 

  • Congratulations Kumars Salehi

    April 7, 2022

    Kumars accepted a position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Film in the Department of World Languages, Cultures and Media at St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York.  Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

  • Graduate Student Elizabeth Sun gives a paper at a Graduate Students Conference at the University of Texas, Austin.

    April 5, 2022

    Elizabeth's paper, "Denial, Delay, and Disruption in Abbas Khider’s Der falsche Inder and Christian Petzold’s Transit" was part of the conference titled "Goodbye, Mutti!: Reflecting on the 16 Year Legacy of Kanzlerin Merkel,” hosted by UT-Austin's Graduate Association of Germanic-Language Students (GAGLS). 

  • Graduate Student Qingyang Freya Zhou presents a paper at the (virtual) Annual Society of Cinema and Media Studies Conference

    April 5, 2022

    Freya's paper, "Reality, Layered Artifice, and Encounters with the Foreign in Werner Herzog’s Family Romance, LLC," was a contribution to a panel called "Negotiating the Documentary: Aesthetics, Ethics, Affects." 

  • Graduate Student Sean Lambert publishes a short story in The Chicago Review

    March 28, 2022

    Read his short story “Mountain”. Congratulations Sean!

  • Congratulations Jonathan Aaron Cho-Polizzi

    March 23, 2022

    Jonathan Aaron Cho-Polizzi accepted a position as a LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellow (2022) and Assistant Professor of German (2024) at the University of Michigan. Congratulations!

  • Graduate Students Win 2022 Outstanding GSI Award

    March 22, 2022

    Congratulations to Michael Sandberg and Evan Strouss on being selected for the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award. Evan's and Michael's dedication to teaching, engagement with students, and conscientious work merit this acknowledgment by the department and the university. We are fortunate to have them working with our students!  Congratulations!