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 […]

EUROTECH Anniversary Celebration

EUROTECH 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, April 11th, 2018 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Cocktail Hour – Alumni Center Sports Museum 7:00 pm WELCOME DR. FRIEDEMANN WEIDAUER Eurotech Program Co-Director, Faculty Director- Eurotech Learning Community Professor of German OPENING REMARKS ELIZABETH VON WAGNER Officer for Cultural and Press Affairs, German Consulate General – Boston DR. HANS-GEORG WOLF […]

B. Meredith, M. Geyer, and Prof. Wagner present research on Intercultural Competence at 12th CCSU Conference

In their “Pedagogical Strategies to Foster Intercultural Competence and Address Social Justice Issues in the Beginner Language Classroom” workshop Britta Meredith (PhD Candidate), Mareike Geyer (M.A. Candidate, ALDS) and Professor Manuela Wagner put theory into practice by presenting exercises grounded in principles of intercultural citizenship (e.g. Byram, 2008) and social justice (e.g. Osborn, 2006). Using […]