Robert Zatryb (PhD candidate) on teaching Writing and supporting Multilingualism

In “I’m So Sorry, English is not my First Language” Robert Zatryb, a PhD Candidate in German Studies and Applied Linguistics shares his strong support of multilingual writers who often find themselves in positions of having to excuse their non-English backgrounds. Quite to the contrary, Zatryb argues, we should all support their expertise: “I come […]

Prof. Manuela Wagner presents two Keynote talks at PNCFL and the Boston Area Pedagogy Conference

Prof. Manuela Wagner adds two keynote presentations, “Renewing, Reenergizing, and Reigniting Language Education: Our Future Depends on Intercultural Citizens” (Pacific Northwest Council for Languages) and “Teaching for Intercultural Citizenship: Why? How? and Lessons Learned” (Boston Area Pedagogy Conference) to her significant national and international reputation. The first keynote addresses developing intercultural citizenship units:

EUROBIZ students visit Legrand Company in West Hartford

On Friday, February 17th, a group of EUROBIZ students, accompanied by Prof. Gerlinde Berger-Walliser, the Co-Director of the program, visited Legrand in West Hartford. The excursion offered not only an exploration of the company, but also a wonderful opportunity to meet a variety of managers and employees and to glimpse career opportunities for the future. […]

Our monthly Kaffeestunde is back!

Thanks to the generous support of the LCL department and our untiring Graduate Students, especially Love Anuforo and Florian Kastner, our beloved Kaffeestunde is back after restrictions due to Covid. Students from beginning German classes gathered at the end of September to chat, enjoy coffee and cookies, try out some German from the first weeks […]

EUROTECH recognized for its DEI work in STEM by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

The September 2022 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine devotes the majority of its space to an important award in STEM: “INSIGHT highlights innovative higher education institutions and organizations working to recruit and retain underrepresented individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and beyond with our 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award.” This year, UConn’s dual-degree […]

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 AY 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 […]

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 Prof. 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 […]