Welcome to the Germanic Languages and Literatures Program!
- Prof. Rupert Gaderer (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) will be joining us this fall as our Max Kade Scholar in Residence / Charlotte M. Craig Research Scholar. His graduate seminar devotes itself to new German Media Theory (470:670:01) and features readings from Sigmund Freud, Bruno Latour, Michel Serres, Friedrich Kittler, Joseph Vogl, Cornelia Vismann, Sybille Krämer, and Eva Horn, among others.
- 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.
- Prof. Fatima Naqvi's new book on the intersection between architecture and education (Bildung) in the works of Thomas Bernhard appeared with Northwestern University Press (2016). A radio interview with her can be heard on Austrian Public Radio (Ö1).
- The first volume of the Annotated Edition of the works and letters of Expressionist and Dadaist writer Emmy Hennings has appeared: Emmy Hennings, Gefängnis, Das graue Haus, Das Haus im Schatten. Co-edited and commented by Professor Nicola Behrmann with Christa Baumberger, the volume combines three novels on the traumatic experience of imprisonment. It rediscovers Hennings as one of the most impressive women writers in the early 20th century German literature (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2016).
- Professor Nicola Behrmann together with Christa Baumberger published Emmy Hennings Dada (Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess). The book offers a new take on the history of the Dada movement in Zurich and contains 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.
- 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; Veronika Jeltsch, currently Visiting Assistant Professor at The College of William and Mary, and Christina Mandt, currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Williams College.
- Students interested in studying abroad in Berlin in 2016-2017, please note the NEW! Max Kade Scholarship requirements.
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