The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences issued a call for proposals in the summer for a “NEW CLAS GRANTS INITIATIVE: Anti-Racist Scholarship, Pedagogy, and Workplace Climate.” Three members of the German Studies Section, Anke Finger, Isabell Sluka and Manuela Wagner, a faculty/graduate student team, received funding to raise awareness and implement curricular changes, based on […]
This April, the renowned writer Olga Grjasnowa and actor, playwright and director Ayham Majid Agha visited virtually a graduate seminar in German literature taught by Professor Sebastian Wogenstein. Grjasnowa’s critically acclaimed novels All Russians Love Birch Trees and City of Jasmin were a huge success in Germany and the US, as well as in many other countries. It was […]
This special issue of Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, published by the American Association of Teachers of German, features articles on Teaching German Studies in a Global Context with contributions by i.a. Anke Finger (UConn) and Niko Tracksdorf (UConn alumnus and Assistant Professor of German at University of Rhode Island). The issue is co-edited by Nicole Coleman […]
Julie Shoults (Ph.D. 2015) was just elected to the Executive Council of the Modern Language Association. Dr. Shoults teaches at Muhlenburg College and has continued to work with UConn German Studies faculty, in addition to becoming very active in the profession beyond teaching and research. Her latest book publication is Women Writing War (2018), and […]
Britta Meredith, Ph.D. candidate in German Studies, just published her article on sensory perception in one of Hans Fallada’s most famous novels in Volume 23 of the scholarly journal Focus on German Studies. Congratulations!
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 […]
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 […]
Three of the German Studies graduate students, M. Geyer (ALDS), Britta Meredith, and Maria Reger, both Ph.D. candidates, received one of the annual awards: M. Geyer the Palermo award for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, Maria Reger also received a Palermo award for outstanding scholarship. Britta Meredith received the Bilokur award, given to scholars doing research […]
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 […]
Britta Meredith, PhD student and German Ambassador to the Goethe Institute, visited the Weston High School in Connecticut to introduce students to career possibilities in connection with their German program. EUROTECH and EUROBIZ both met with great interest, and, apparently, we have to produce more brochures….
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 […]
Inga Pötzl joined the UConn team in Education Abroad in October 2017 and has been hard at work getting to know the campus, its students, and acclimating to Connecticut in a tough winter – hats off to her! Inga has a Master’s degree in American Studies and Cultural Studies and joins us from Berlin where […]