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Director Jake Krakovsky and Professor Miriam Udel joined Lois Reitzes to discuss Theater Emory’s bilingual film “Labzik: Tales of a Clever Pup” based on the 1935 stories by Chaver Paver, translated to English by Miriam Udel.

German Studies major Alice Yang received highest honors for her senior thesis in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology.

German Studies minor Annabel Zhang received highest honors for her senior thesis in Chemistry.

The Association of Jewish Libraries has selected Dr. Miriam Udel for Honey on the Page: A Treasury of Yiddish Children’s Literature as the 2021 awardee for Reference.

Max Henry Wang received an summer 2021 internship with Aprio through the German American Exchange-Internship Program.

  • Congratulations to Prof. Caroline Schaumann on recieving the 2018 Robert S. HascallFaculty Sustainability Innovator Awardfrom the office of Sustainability Initiatives.  
  • Congratulations to senior German Studies major Paul Greenstein on being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa  
  • Three recently graduated German Studies majors will be teaching English this coming year in the German-speaking world. Lydia Rautman and Chebon Ryan will be Fulbright English Teaching Assistants in Germany, and Jacqueline Teed will be a US Teaching Assistant in Linz, Austria 
  • The book Robert Walser: A Companion, featuring Prof. Paul Buchholz' contribution "Out of a Job: Giving Notice in The Tanners and The Assistant" was published by Northwestern University Press in June 2018. 
  • Prof. Miriam Udel’s chapter “The Sabbath Tale and Jewish Cultural Renewal” appeared in the volume “Children and Yiddish Literature: From Early Modernity to Post-Modernity” 
  • Prof. Miriam Udel was awarded a Senior Fellowship at the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry for the 2018-19 academic year 
  • Prof. Hiram Maxim will be the Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professor of Austrian-American Studies at the University of Vienna during the Wintersemester 2018-19 
  • Prof. Caroline Schaumann's article Alexander Von Humboldt and the Upside of Failure appeared in the Alpinist Magazine Issue 61 Spring 2018. 
  • Congratulations to the following German Studies majors and minors who will graduate with honors this May: Jeff Haylon (highest honors in History), Lydia Rautman (highest honors in Environmental Sciences), Amy Tang (highest honors in Philosophy), Jacqueline Teed (high honors in German Studies), and Zoey Zhang (high honors in German Studies) 
  • Prof. Paul Buchholz' monograph Private Anarchy: Impossible Community and the Outsider's Monologue in German Experimental Fiction appeared with Northwestern University Press. 
  • Senior German Studies major Lydia Rautman has been selected as the College Student of the Year by the Georgia chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German 
  • Congratulations to senior German Studies majors Lydia Rautman and Tico Han on being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa 

  • 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 BergfilmNordwand (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 MartahusTianfan 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.