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.

The Role of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Developing Intercultural Citizenship in Education – and vice versa

A fun filled evening of discussion, insights, critical perspectives, and generative dialogue on interdisciplinary work for developing intercultural citizenship at different educational levels.  Professor Manuela Wagner, German Section of the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (UConn), Professor Fabiana Cardetti of the Mathematics Department (UConn) and Professor Emeritus Michael Byram (Durham University) presented the theoretical […]

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 […]

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 […]

UConn Today Announces EUROBIZ

EUROBIZ is gathering attention, this time from UConn Today which provides insight into the program with information provided by several stake holders and program builders, including the Co-Directors, Prof. Gerlinde Berger-Walliser (BUS) and Prof. Anke Finger (CLAS). The German Consul General, Ralf Horlemann, also strongly supports this new dual degree: “We need internationally and interculturally […]

Shane Peterson accepts tenure-track position at Kennesaw State

Dr. Shane Peterson, Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies, has accepted a tenure-track position at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, GA. Shane joined UConn in 2015 and has taught courses on contemporary Germany, film, drama, multiculturalism, and German for STEM and business. He has also substantially contributed to our EUROTECH dual-degree program, serving as the […]