Departmental News

Departmental News

  • Graduating Ph.D. student Jonas Teupert has accepted a tenure-track position at National Taiwan University

    April 28, 2021

    Graduating Ph.D. student Jonas Teupert has accepted a tenure-track position at National Taiwan University. Congratulations Jonas!

  • Professor Karen Feldman Receives Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs

    April 25, 2021

    Professor Karen Feldman has received UC Berkeley's Faculty Award for Outstanding Mentorship of GSIs. The award is presented annually to faculty members who have provided outstanding pedagogical mentorship to GSIs.   Congratulations Professor Feldman!

  • Graduate Students Win 2021 Outstanding GSI Award

    April 15, 2021

    Graduate students Caroline Durlacher and Molly Krueger have received the 2021 Outstanding GSI Award. Each year the Graduate Division honors GSIs for their work in teaching that shows dedication, skill and creativity. Congratulations!

  • New Publication by Professor Tony Kaes

    March 25, 2021

    Professor Tony Kaes released a new foreword to the second edition of his book, (2000), for the Film Classics Series of the British Film Institute (BFI). The new foreword addresses how the past two decades have revealed the film's shocking prescience and prophetic insights into today’s crises of democracy.

  • Department Hosts 29th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference on “Traveling Forms”

    March 2, 2021

    Organized by graduate students Andrew Blough and Jonas Teupert, the 29th annual interdisciplinary German Studies conference took place February 19-20. Held online, the conference brought together scholars from Germany, the US, and beyond, to consider the circulation of cultural and medial forms on a global scale.

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  • New Article By Professor Deniz Göktürk

    January 25, 2021

    Professor Deniz Göktürk published a new article, “Intermedial Solidarity: Drawing Inspiration from the 1970s”, in Monatshefte. Her essay reframes the epic poems of Aras Ören in the context of a multimedia aesthetic project combining poetry, dramatic acting, and documentary to conceive the city as a dynamic site of migration, contact, and change. 

  • New Publication by Professor Lilla Balint

    November 25, 2020

    Professor Lilla Balint published a new article, "Rhythm, Form, Critique: Kathrin Röggla's wir schlafen nicht (2004)" in The German Quarterly. The article explores narrative motion in Röggla's experimental documentary novel and the (im)possibility of narrative action under conditions of stasis.

  • Professor Niklaus Largier Gives 2020 Cassirer Lecture (Yale)

    November 13, 2020

    On November 13, Professor Niklaus Largier gave the annual Cassirer Lecture at Yale. His talk, "Forms of Perception, Figures of Production: Cassirer, Warburg, Auerbach," was sponsored by the Yale departments of Comparative Literature and Germanic Languages and Literatures. 

  • Graduate Student, Jonas Teupert Receives Teaching Effectiveness Award

    July 29, 2020

    Graduate student Jonas Teupert received UC Berkeley's Teaching Effectiveness Award for his essay 'Collaborative Learning in Times of Remote Instruction.' The award recognizes a small number of outstanding GSIs who have identified a particular teaching problem or issue in their own classes and have developed, implemented, and assessed an appropriate and effective response to the problem or issue.      Congratulations Jonas!

  • Graduate Student Landon Reitz Wins Fulbright Fellowship

    April 10, 2020

    Landon Reitz has received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in Cologne, Germany in 2021. At the Universität zu Köln Landon will work on his dissertation "The Body and the Book: The Poetics of Reading in German Literature." His project investigates the recurring depiction of readers and reading in German literature. Congratulations Landon!