News

  • Prof. Miriam Udel received from the Jewish Book Council the 2016 National Jewish Book Award in Modern Jewish Thought and Experience for her monograph Never Better!
  • Prof. Peter Höyng was profiled by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence
  • Prof. Hiram Maxim was interviewed as part of an article on the importance of keeping the foreign language requirement at U.S. colleges and universities.
  • Prof. Caroline Schaumann gave the presentation “Alexander von Humboldts Ansichten der Kordilleren zwischen Ästhetik und Erlebnis” as part of the Postdam Alexander von Humboldt Symposium “Landschaften und Kartographien der Humboldtian Science” in Potsdam, Germany on November 9th.
  • Prof. Paul Buchholz delivered the paper “Minimal Community and Vicarious Narration in Heinz Helle’s Post-apocalyptic Novel Eigentlich müssten wir tanzen” at the annual Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) conference in Pasadena, CA, on November 11th.
  • Emory alumnus Robert Cooper 13C returned to campus to debut his original electronic musical composition to accompany the screening of the classic 1922 German silent film Nosferatu on Friday, Oct. 28. Read more here.
  • The department was 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,” moderated the panel “Literature and Ecocriticism,” and presented the paper “Altered Environments in the Anthropocene.” Peter Höyng served as respondent for the session “Musical Innovation in the 19th Century,” while Paul Buchholz presented the paper "Kafka's Waste" in the session "Metamorphoses: Humans, Animals, Machines" and also served 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.
  • Emory students awarded US-Germany Summer Internships
  • German Studies majors and minors inducted into German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha.
  • German Studies Major Anne Reynolds graduated with Highest Honors in Psychology.
  • Prof. Caroline Schaumann’s research and Natur-Kultur course featured in an article on eco-criticism.
  • Simon Richter to deliver the 3rd Annual Maximilian Aue Memorial Lecture.
  • Philosopher visits campus to discuss ways German history helps address legacies of slavery, segregation in U.S.
  • Miriam Udel is "tackling Yiddish children's literature". 
  • The Emory Report featured an article on professor Miriam Udel's research with colleagues professors Marshall Duke and Melvin Konner on Yiddish children's literature. 
  • "Peter Höyng presented the paper “‘Aller guten Dinge sind drei’: A threefold and triangular perspective on Austrian authors” at the annual Austrian Studies Association conference in Vienna, Austria.
  • The department was represented on Oct. 2-4, 2015 at the German Studies Association Conference in Washington, D.C. by Caroline Schaumann, who presented the paper “Linguistic Flows in Hans-Christian Enzensberger’s Geschichte der Natur” and served as discussant in the session “Luis Trenker: Heimat and beyond,” and by Hiram Maxim, who co-led a three-day seminar with Marianna Ryshina-Pankova (Georgetown) on “Integrating Language, Culture, and Content Learning across the Undergraduate German Curriculum.”
  • Hiram Maxim and Lance Askildson (Kennesaw State) had their chapter “‘Centering’ foreign language departments around useful outcomes assessment: Challenges and opportunities” appear in the volume Student learning outcomes assessment in college foreign language programs (Honolulu: Hawai’i National Foreign Language Resource Center, 2015).
  • Professor Nick Block was awarded the 2015 Leo Baeck Essay Prize for his forthcoming article “On Nathan Birnbaum’s Messianism and Translating the Jewish Other.”
  • German major Derek Quindry was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Hessen, Germany. 
  • Congratulations to German major, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Howell. She was awarded a United States Teaching Assistantship (USTA) at an Austrian Secondary Schools in Bruck an der Mur Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission). She was also inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society. 
  • US-German Internship Program (AmCham) 2015 recipients
  • German majors graduating with honors : 
    • Katie Donovan – Highest Honors in Economics
    • Will Snyder – Highest Honors in Anthropology
    • Micah Castle – High Honors in Spanish
    • Lizzie Howell – Highest Honors in History
  • Chloe Kipka received a SIRE grant for developing a tour on Franz Schubert while she is participating in the Summer Study Abroad Program in Vienna.
  • Tonya Grieb was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantschip in Austria in the provence of Vorarlberg in the towns of Dornbirn and Feldkirch.
  • Professor Caroline Schaumann recently published two articlles: “The Return of the Bergfilm: Nordwand (2008) and Nanga Parbat (2010).” German Quarterly 87.4 (2014): 416-39., and “Weiße Phantasien: Reinheit und Schmutz in Texten von Luis Trenker, Heinrich Harrer und Hans Ertl.” Literatur für Leser 14.2 (2014): 99-110.

  • Professor Hiram Maxim recently published: ”Curricular integration and faculty development: Teaching language-based content across the foreign language curriculum." In Transforming Postsecondary Foreign Language Teaching in the United States, Janet Swaffar & Per Urlaub (Eds.). New York: Springer, 2014. 79-101.

  • Professor Nick Block recently published: "If I forget thee, O Jerusalem: The Jewish Exilic Mind in Else Lasker-Schüler's IchundIch." Nexus: Essays in German Jewish Studies 2 (2014): 103-120.

  • Professor Peter Höyng recently published two articles: "Die Begräbnisfeier für Otto Habsburg aus der 'Fenstersicht' von Thomas Bernhards Auslöschung. Ein Zerfall (1986)" appeared in the Journal of Austrian Studies, and “Mephistopheles’ Flohlied Meets Beethoven’s Devilish Sting” appeared in the Publications English Goethe Society.

  • Members of the Department have been selected as recipients of the 2014 Stephen A. Freeman Award in recognition of “Overcoming Curricular Bifurcation: A Departmental Approach to Curriculum Reform” a jointly written article about the department's newly reformed curriculum, which appeared in the Die Unterrichtspraxis.

  • Geraldine Nabeta, a German major, was featured in the Student Life section of the Emory Wheel’s recurring “Ask A Major” series. Check out what Geraldine has to say! 
  • Professor Caroline Schaumann served as guest co-editor of the most recent issue of Colloquia Germanica with its focus on "Dirty Nature: Grit, Grime, and Genre in the Anthropocene”
  • The Department of German Studies would like to Welcome our new Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, Anna Maria Berger.
  • German major Abby Weisberger received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany.
  • German major Abby Weisberger will graduate with Highest Honors; German minor Hazel Doctor will graduate with High Honors in Psychology, and German minor Matt Niebes will graduate with High Honors in English.
  • German Studies majors Kathleen (Katie) Donovan and William Snyder have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
  • We received funds from the Sustainability Incentives Fund to support the addition of composting in the Modern Languages Building.
  • Congratulations to Professor Hiram Maxim on being promoted to full professorship. 
  • An der Schwelle zur Utopie: Zum deutschsprachigen literatischen Venedigbild im 20. Jh. by the late Maximilian Aue was published in Summer 2013
  • The Department of German Studies welcomes Dr. Nick Block, who joined us this semester as a Visiting Assistant Professor.
  • Congratulations to the Faculty of the Department for recently published articles.
  • German Studies majors Robert Cooper and Sarah Corrigan are graduating with honors from Emory College 2013.
  • The Department of German Studies congratulates its annual award winners: Sprachpreis 1st year: Hannah Rose Blakeley; Sprachpreis 2nd year: William Snyder; Yidisher shrakh-priz: Samantha Auerbach and Rachel Tobin; Award of Excellence: Ari Frankel.
  • Congratulations to all graduating seniors: Majors: Robert Cooper, Mimi Hacking, Sam Crawford, Ari Frankel, Josh Guggenheim, Jeff Guo, Daniel Moody, David Track, Sarah Corrigan; Minors: Devan Elmore, Paoula Gueorguieva, Will Rhoads.
  • German Studies majors Robert Cooper and Ari Frankel are recipients of Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
  • German Studies major Justin Groot is the recipient of the ECLC Award for Excellence in German Language Studies, and David Jevotovsky is the recipient of the ECLC Award for Excellence in Yiddish.
  • The 2013 AmCham internship recipients are; Hokyung You, Anqi Dong, Gizem Gürel, Fabian Mettler, Yanjun Shen, Binje Wei, and Shikha Khinvasara.
  • Congratulations to the 2013 Max Kade Scholarship recipients; Hazel Doctor, Jordan Montano, Derek Quindry, and William Snyder.
  • Prof. Höyng will be a Fulbright Senior Fellow at the Institut für Kulturwissenschaften/Institute for Culture Studies in Vienna from March 1 through June 30, 2013. He will resume his work on "Reading Beethoven's Readings: His Intellectual Life in Vienna.
  • After last year's success, we will be represented again at the Relay for Life at Emory, March 29-30, 2013. Please support us by walking, fundraising, or donating. Join our Relay for life team!
  • It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend Maximilian Aue. Professor Aue, a longtime German studies professor who founded the acclaimed Emory in Vienna study abroad program forty years ago, died Aug. 6 from injuries sustained during a vehicular accident. Professor Aue, who was 69, joined Emory's Department of German Studies in 1968. He served as both an associate professor of German and director of graduate studies in the Department of Comparative Literature.  During his 44-year career at Emory, Professor Aue taught thousands of German students at every level of proficiency and we will remember him as a kind, caring colleague and generous teacher. The memorial service for Professor Maximilian Aue will be held at Cannon Chapel at 5:30 Thursday, September 6, 2012.
  • Christina Grajewski, David Trac, Justin Groot, Patrick Martahus, Tianfan Qin, Yating Lou, Ying Zou will start their AmCham internship with German companies in May 2012.
  • Congratulations to the 2012 Max Kade Foundation Scholarship recipients Sarah Corrigan, Maddy Melnick, Caroline Pearson, Abigail Weisberger! The American Association of Teachers in German (AATG), designated our Department as one of only two German Centers of Excellence nationwide. Read more! (Emory Report article)
  • Congratulations to Professor Peter Höyng, who received a research grant from Fulbright Austria. He will conduct his research at the Institut für Kulturwissenschaften in Spring 2013.
  • German Studies-Political Science double major, Lucia Lorenz, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany for the 2012-2013 academic year.
  • Alumnus, Sarah Richards received the Bob Jones Scholarship for the 2012-2013 Academic Year
  • "Oy vey! Yiddish making a comeback at colleges"
  • Former student Miguel Rovira (Class of 2009) just received the Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium to intern in the German Bundestag.