Welcome to the Germanic Languages and Literatures Program!
- The department is very pleased to welcome Dr. Manuel Clemens to our teaching staff this year. Dr. Clemens received his Ph.D. in German from Yale University in 2013 and has since taught at universities in Mexico and Germany. His particular areas of expertise include work on the history and theory of Bildung, aesthetics and political theory, representations of authority and populism, and Latin American literature and intellectual history from 1750 to the present. He will be teaching a number of very exciting classes this year.
- The first volume of the Commented Study Edition of the works and letters of Expressionist and Dadaist writer Emmy Hennings is published! Co-edited and commented by Professor Nicola Behrmann, the volume combines three novels on the traumatic experience of imprisonment and rediscovers Hennings as one of the most impressive women writers in the early 20th century German literature. Emmy Hennings, Gefängnis, Das graue Haus, Das Haus im Schatten, ed. Christa Baumberger/Nicola Behrmann, with an afterword by Christa Baumberger (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2016), 576 pp.
Book presentation: Schweizerisches Literaturarchiv Bern, March 5, 2016.
- Professor Nicola Behrmann (with Christa Baumberger) published the book Emmy Hennings Dada (Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess) - a new take on the history of the Dada movement in Zurich containing many archival documents, photographs, and biographical information. The authors received the award "Schätze heben" by the Swiss foundation Migros Kulturprozent for their editorial work. Three Rutgers students and Aresty Research Assistants—Camille Lathbury, Kelsey Haddorff, and Fiona Wong—worked closely with Professor Behrmann to complete research in German on the book. Check out a recent radio interview with Professor Behrmann on DeutschlandradioKultur.
Upcoming events & book presentations: Literaturhaus Zürich, February 11, 2016 - Cabaret Voltaire Zürich, April 20, 2016.
- Congratulations to recent graduates Christophe Koné on his tenure-track position at Williams College; Shambhavi Prakash on her tenure-track position at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi; Devin O'Neal, who is Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas A & M; and Veronika Jeltsch, currently Visiting Assistant Professor at The College of William and Mary.
- Students interested in studying abroad in Berlin in 2016-2017, please note the NEW! Max Kade Scholarship requirements.
Photo credit for homepage images to Anna Sandberg, Mareen Fuchs, and Conner Blake.