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 […]

Academic Achievement Awards in German Studies

On April 27th, 22 German Studies students received award stipends for education abroad from the State of Baden-Württemberg, the German state’s regular and very generous contribution to the sister exchange between Connecticut and the South-Westernmost part of Germany. For a full list of awards, please see the program (FINAL PROGRAM DRAFT_2018_SPrev) that highlights our most outstanding […]

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 […]