Joscha Jelitzki received this year’s Graduate Research Award from the Department of Literatures Cultures and Languages for his excellent work bridging German Studies and Hebrew and Judaic Studies:
“I’m humbled to receive this year’s Excellence in Research Award by the LCL German Section. It signifies how much the section and the department value and support the work of us junior scholars. To be awarded at this point in my program (third year) is especially meaningful as I am transitioning from being a grad student to being a PhD candidate (ABD). During that past year I have been preparing my dissertation prospectus and was able to publish my first two articles: “Ungestilltes Leiden (Hiob),” co-authored with Dr. Sebastian Wogenstein, on the literary reception of the biblical figure of Job, and “Begegnungen in Sprache – Skizzierung einer Poetologie anhand Martin Bubers autobiographischer Fragmente,” coauthored with Sarah Ambrosi, on the poetics of Martin Buber in his autobiographical fragments. Furthermore, I presented a paper on the novel phenomenon of German Jewish gangster rap at the annual Judaic Studies Association conference in Chicago and participated on a panel on how to read Adorno today at the Northeast Modern Language Association in Baltimore. With regard to teaching, I entered new territory twice this year as I was instructing the A1 German language course in the fall and the Studies in Film History course in the spring semester, which had been a great experience. The award is a wonderful recognition of my efforts, for which I want to emphatically thank the German Section, and an energizing push as I am traveling to Germany over the summer to conduct research on the language of desire in Jewish Viennese Modernism around 1900 at the German Literature Archive in Marbach (DLA)!”
Congratulations, Joscha, herzlichen Glückwunsch von uns allen!