ECE German Instructor Christine Higgins (Wilton High School) receives Instructor Award for Excellence in Course Instruction for 2021-2022 

The German Section is very proud to announce Christine Higgins from Wilton High School as a recipient of the ECE Instructor Award for Excellence in Course Instruction for the 2021-2022! Ms. Higgins who joined the UConn Early College Experience program several years ago has celebrated numerous successes as a German teacher and maintains both a […]

Prof. Sigrid Köhler from the University of Tübingen presents two talks on Human Rights

Organized by the Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Consortium (HRRC) and co-sponsored by the Human Rights Institute, the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut Global Affairs, and the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art, and the German Studies Colloquium, Prof. Köhler, Chair of German Literature at the University of Tübingen in Gremany will present […]

New Translation of Vilém Flusser book by Anke Finger and Kenneth Kronenberg

Angenommen, published in 1989 in German and this April available in English for the first time, proposes twenty-two scenarios that invite readers to create accompanying images or clips, as author Vilém Flusser advocates. Flusser (1920-1991) was a Czech-Brazilian media philosopher who wrote widely across many different topics and in four different languages. Anke Finger, a […]

Isabell Sluka (PhD candidate) publishes article in special issue on “Rethinking Postcolonial Europe”

Just out now: “From Nation States to Communities of Interest: Solidarity and Human Rights Declarations in Wolfgang Fischer`s Styx,” written by Isabell Sluka (PhD candidate in German Studies). The article is published in a special issue of Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Vol. VII, Issue 1 (January 2022). According to the author, the […]

Nicole Coleman (PhD 2015) publishes book on The Right to Difference

October 2021 marks an important month for Nicole Coleman (PhD 2015), Assistant Professor of German at Wayne State University. Her book is published by the University of Michigan Press, a work that is bound to contribute substantially to the intersection of human rights and intercultural literature. Here is more information from the publisher’s website: The […]

PhD candidate Juntao Li receives Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Juntao Li, a PhD candidate in German Studies, has been awarded the Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by the UConn Graduate School to pursue his research on “Language Ecology in Third Language (L3) Acquisition: Case Studies of German L3 Learners with Chinese as an First Language and English as an Second Language.” In his dissertation, he […]

Busy Bee and Honigkuchenpferd – Profs. Finger, Weidauer and Wogenstein consider the linguistic and cultural history of honey

Three UConn faculty followed the invitation of the Volkshochschule Reutlingen to discuss the considerable variety of honey and bees in different languages and cultural histories. From the etymological origins in German and Latin, for example, to the Hebrew and Judaic cultural meanings of honey in religious rituals, everyday life and food, to honey and bees […]

Symposium concludes First Phase: Decolonizing Together? Awareness, Theory, Practice

On May 21, 2021, the 1-day virtual symposium brought together scholars, teachers, faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from within and beyond UConn to explore and examine theories and discussions started during the first year of this initiative within LCL. We shared ideas and began building practices on awareness-raising and de-centering whiteness in curricula and classrooms. Former presenters, José Aldemar Álvarez Valencia, Nicole Coleman, Dwight Lewis, Ervin Malakaj and Terry Osborn helped facilitate the two workshops, following the […]

Tandem Project overcomes COVID limits

With the support of UConn’s Global Experiental Learning program, Prof. Friedemann Weidauer and Inga Ploetzl, of the Experiential Global Learning Office, were able to bring students together when COVID prevented them from traveling: German – English Tandem Project “Students from Connecticut, who plan to study at a university in BW, teamed up with one or […]

Shaping the Digital Dissertation – a new book co-edited by Prof. Anke Finger

Shaping the Digital Dissertation: Knowledge Production in the Arts and Humanities is out this May 2021, co-edited by Virginia Kuhn and Anke Finger. As the inaugural director of Digital Humanities and Media Studies at the UConn Humanities Institute, Prof. Finger has long been involved with digital scholarship at the graduate level. She created a graduate […]