Departmental News

Departmental News

  • 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!

  • Archives of Migration: The Power of Fiction in Times of Fake News

    March 15, 2022

    In spring 2021, the department started a series of Zoom conversations with contemporary writers titled “Archives of Migration: The Power of Fiction in Times of Fake News.” Organized jointly by Professors Deniz Göktürk and Elisabeth Krimmer (University of California, Davis, German Program), this series engages with writers who bring diverse perspectives to questions of societal polarization and the power of poetic imagination, and presents opportunities to experience contemporary literature in action and think about questions of truth in fiction.

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  • A Film Review by current graduate student Sean Lambert

    March 11, 2022

    Sean published a review of the film Der Zauberberg (2020) at Docalogue  a website dedicated to the academic discussion of contemporary documentaries.

  • Dr. Eva Eßlinger (LMU-Munich) presented a paper at the UC Berkeley German Department, entitled “Weißräume: Zum Textbild in der Moderne.”

    March 10, 2022