Dr. Stefan Bronner becomes new faculty member in German Studies

Dr. Stefan Bronner joins us from Concordia University in Montréal as Assistant Professor in Residence in the German Studies Section. Here’s what he shared with us about his background and work: “I completed my Dr. phil. in Germanistik at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. My doctoral research led to the publication of the first monograph on the intensely discussed […]

Women Writing War: new book published by Katharina von Hammerstein and Julie Shoults

Together with colleague Barbara Kosta, Julie Shoults (Ph.D. 2015) Katharina von Hammerstein just published a collection of articles (Walter de Gruyter) on women writing war. Recent scholarship has broadened definitions of war and shifted from the narrow focus on battles and power struggles to include narratives of the homefront and private sphere. To expand scholarship […]

Women in German Expressionism live

Thanks to our designer, Isabel Choinowski (M.A. candidate in German Studies), the website accompanying the book Women in German Expressionism: Gender, Sexuality, Activism, is now live! The  book is edited by Prof. Anke Finger and Julie Shoults (Ph.D. 2015). The site will feature excerpts from the scholarly articles, maps of each woman’s biography, contacts, and […]

Academic Achievement Awards in German Studies

On April 27th, 22 German Studies students received award stipends for education abroad from the State of Baden-Württemberg, the German state’s regular and very generous contribution to the sister exchange between Connecticut and the South-Westernmost part of Germany. For a full list of awards, please see the program (FINAL PROGRAM DRAFT_2018_SPrev) that highlights our most outstanding […]

M. Geyer, Britta Meredith, and Maria Reger win LCL Graduate Awards

Three of the German Studies graduate students, M. Geyer (ALDS), Britta Meredith, and Maria Reger, both Ph.D. candidates, received one of the annual awards: M. Geyer the Palermo award for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, Maria Reger also received a Palermo award for outstanding scholarship. Britta Meredith received the Bilokur award, given to scholars doing research […]

New Article on Brecht and Cognitive Psychology by Prof. Weidauer

Friedemann Weidauer has an article forthcoming in the Brecht Yearbook (Vol. 43, 2018) on “Catharsis? Brecht, Chaplin and Empathy in Film and Theater.” The articles explores parallels between recent research in cognitive psychology on the reception of art and Brecht’s assessment of the role of empathy in his method of emotionally ‘distancing’ the spectator from the events on […]