Prof. Manuela Wagner publishes “Intercultural Citizenship Across the Curriculum” with ACTFL

Together with Michael Byram and Fabiana Cardetti, Prof. Wagner published the highly visible, authoritative “Intercultural Citizenship Across the Curriculum,” focusing on the role of language education. This ACTFL publication has been widely received and much applauded, and follows Prof. Wagner’s previous publication on intercultural citizenship from principles to practice. Here’s a short description of the […]

UConn Today features German Studies’ Alexa Kugler

Alexa is about to graduate with a double major in pathobiology and German Studies. Here she describes some of the influences UConn has had on her studies: Name two other experiences that have enriched your studies. One of my goals for undergrad was to improve my German language skills, so from March through August 2019, […]

Immersion Day for 100 CT German High School Students

On November 14, almost 100 students taking German at Mansfield, Cheshire and Westport High Schools joined us on the UConn, Storrs, campus to hear an impressive talk by Alex Dumschott (Eurotech alumnus) about how he applied his German language and culture knowledge in his career; get a taste of German classes here at UConn from […]

Digital Humanities and UConn at the German Studies Association in Portland, OR

At this year’s annual German Studies Association conference in Portland, OR, three members of the UConn German Studies section will present their work and add to the lively discussion around how digital scholarship and teaching diversify the German Studies field in both content and method. Stefan Bronner, Britta Meredith and Anke Finger (a co-founder of […]

Do passion and emotion have a place in academia?

In June 2019, Prof. Stefan Bronner co-organized a conference to discuss the need for more passionate engagement in the humanities. Numerous speakers addressed the need for more personal involvement, sharing, addressing the rule of ‘ratio’ and more. For more information and to watch some of the video captures, visit the site and contribute to the […]

New textbook from Prof. Friedemann Weidauer et al.

Prof. Friedemann Weidauer has published a new textbook in collaboration with two recent PhD’s in German Studies from UConn, Nicole Coleman and Niko Tracksdorf: Impulse, due out this year. The package, published by Klett, includes Impuls Deutsch—Textbook, Impuls Deutsch— Teaching Guide, Impuls Deutsch—Workbook, and Impuls Deutsch—Instructors Manual. Below is the publisher’s information: Impuls Deutsch is our […]

“Narratives from Rented Rooms” – Bettina Matthias on Hotel Studies in German Literature

  Bettina Matthias, Professor of German at Middlebury College and Director of the well-known Middlebury summer school, presented her research on hotel studies on February 6th, highlighting an under-analyzed section in travel literatures with a talk entitled “Narratives from Rented Rooms: The Literary Fascination with Hotels and Their Dwellers in Early 20th Century Germany and Austria.” […]