Departmental News

Departmental News

  • Michael Fragomeni passes QEs

    April 20, 2015

    Michael Fragomeni has passed his QEs and advanced to candidacy. Congratulations, Michael!

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  • “The Future of the Past” Conference

    April 19, 2015

    Photo by Stephanie Peltner The Alumni Conference “The Future of the Past” was truly a unique event. Special thanks are due to the organizing committee – Nina Berman, Noah Isenberg, Jennifer Kapzcynski, and Barbara Kosta – for putting together a well-composed program, as well as the other alumni speakers – June Hwang, Susanne Baackmann, Sara Hall, Robert McFarland, Kristin Kopp, Nancy Nenno, Kurt Beals, Rick McCormick, and Eric Ames – who travelled to Berkeley for this homecoming. We owe the pleasure of this reunion to one very special person, Professor Anton Kaes, who was the advisor on the dissertations written by all these former students. Our colleague and…

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  • Kevin A. Gordon accepts position as Instructional Designer

    April 19, 2015

    Kevin A. Gordon has accepted a position as Instructional Designer at UCLA Extension. His dissertation is titled: “Traces in the Desert: The Poetics of Sand, Dust and Ash in German Literature”.

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  • Lindsay Preseau passes QEs

    April 15, 2015

    Lindsay Preseau has passed her QEs and advanced to candidacy. Congratulations, Lindsay!

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  • Paul Dobryden accepts position as Visiting Assistant Professor

    April 15, 2015

    After completing his dissertation entitled: “Cinema as Environment: The Emergence of German Film Culture”, Paul Dobryden has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Cornell University.

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  • Emina Musanovic accepts position as Visiting Assistant Professor

    April 15, 2015

    After completing her dissertation entitled: “The Shadow: An Unruly Modern Specter”, Emina Musanovic has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor in German Area Studies at Hobart William Smith Colleges.

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  • Kristin Dickinson accepts position as Assistant Professor

    April 12, 2015

    Kristin Dickinson, who received her PhD in Comparative Literature working with Deniz Göktürk, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of German Studies at the University of Michigan. Her dissertation is titled: “Translation and the Experience of Modernity: A History of German Turkish Connectivity”.

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  • Tara Hottman receives Berlin Program Fellowship

    April 1, 2015

    Tara Hottman will be in Berlin next year through a fellowship with the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies working on her project “The Past as Utopia: Alexander Kluge and the Archive”.

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  • Lindsay Preseau receives Berlin Program Fellowship

    April 1, 2015

    Lindsay Preseau will be in Berlin next year through a fellowship with the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies working on her project “Kiezdeutsch and ‘Kiezenglisch’: Dialect Transfer in Multilingual Germany“.

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  • Mason Allred accepts position as Historian and Editor at The Joseph Smith Papers

    March 31, 2015

    Mason Allred has accepted a position as Historian and Editor at The Joseph Smith Papers documentary editing project. His dissertation is titled: “Moving History: The Cinematic Regime of Historicity in Weimar Germany.”

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