• The department is well-represented at the 40th German Studies Association Conference in San Diego, CA on Sept 30 – Oct 2: Caroline Schaumann co-organized two sessions on the topic “Anthropocene / Resilience / Violence,” is moderating the panel “Literature and Ecocriticism,” and will present the paper “Altered Environments in the Anthropocene.” Peter Höyng will serve as respondent for the session “Musical Innovation in the 19th Century,” while Paul Buchholz will present the paper "Kafka's Waste" in the session "Metamorphoses: Humans, Animals, Machines" and also serve as respondent for the panel "Urban Space in the Late 20th and 21st Centuries."
  • The German Studies Department welcomes new Assistant Professor Paul Buchholz and Fulbright Teaching Assistant Patrick Ernst to the department
  • Senior and German Studies major, Chloe Kipka, was awarded the inaugural Viola Westbrook Endowed Scholarship
  • Miriam Udel’s monograph, Never Better!, appeared with University of Michigan Press.

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