Protest against Lockheed-Martin Helicopter Fly-In

A small but vocal group of students and faculty, including members of the German Studies Section, protested against the fly-in of Lockheed-Martin helicopters that was meant to celebrate the partnership between Lockheed-Martin and UConn. The group is opposed to UConn’s ties to the military-industrial complex.

EUROBIZ students visit German American Conference 2018 at Harvard

Student group led by Isabel Choinowski (M.A. candidate), instructor of “German for the Professions,”; report written by Alena Hauer, Patrick Kornegay & Bret Olson The German American Conference is the largest-student led conference in the United States. The conference tackles transatlantic challenges and issues by inspiring leadership, fostering dialogue, and promoting innovation. Harvard hosts all […]

“Zeilenschmiede” presents Workshop on Improvisational Theater

“Zeilenschmiede,” an artist group from Germany, visited UConn on October 3rd, 2018, to present their approach to getting creative with German: improvisational theater. In a two-hour workshop with one of the German Studies courses, taught by Mareike Geyer, they guided the group through a series of hands-on and get-physical scenes, with some exercises derived from […]

Prof. Bronner publishes book on Swiss author Christian Kracht

Fresh off the press: Prof. Bronner’s edited (with Björn Weyand) collection of articles on Christian Kracht: “Every new work by the Swiss author Christian Kracht further expands the topographical range of his literary settings, which gradually extend to encompass the entire globe. In this sense, Kracht’s work epitomizes world literature in a contemporary, provocative way: […]

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 […]