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damian1Damian Grammatikopoulos

Graduate Student

15 Seminary Place, Room 4100
College Avenue Campus
New Brunswick New Jersey 08901

Fall 2016 Office Hours: By Appointment

Damian Grammatikopoulos joined the department in Fall 2010 as a Craig Fellow.


2010-present - PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant, Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, Rutgers University

2009-2010 - Teaching Assistant, Media Studies, University of Regensburg, Germany

2006-2009 - M.A. (Master of Arts) - Comparative Literature (“Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft”), University of Regensburg, Germany

2006 - German Exams, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (as part of the “Interuniversity Organization for the Acknowledgement of Academic Titles” - DOATAP)

1994-2002 - Teaching Diploma for German Language and Literature, Philological University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Teaching Experience

2014-2015 Teaching Assignment, Rutgers, Writing Program: Expository Writing 101 (Fall 2014 & Fall 2015 — four classes in total)

2012-2013 Teaching Assignment, Rutgers, German Department: Elementary German 101 (Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 — two classes in total)

2012 (Summer) Teaching Assignment, Duke University and Rutgers University: Duke and Rutgers in Berlin. Intermediate German 132

2012 (Spring) Teaching Assignment, Rutgers, German Department: Intermediate German 132

2011 (Fall) Teaching Assignment, Rutgers, German Department: Intermediate German 131

2010 (Spring) Teaching Assignment, University of Regensburg, Media Studies: "Comics von Alan Moore"

2009-10 (Fall) Teaching Assignment, University of Regensburg, Media Studies: "Comics: Einführung in die Geschichte (und Theorie) einer eigenständigen Kunstform"

2004-2006 Teacher at the language school: „Ευρωγνώση/ EU-The European Connection" (Greece): Elementary German I, II

Academic and Administrative Experience

2014-2015 Facilitator of the Honors Colloquium, Rutgers (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 — three classes in total)

2014-present Member of the "Rutgers Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning" (RASTL), Rutgers

2012-2013 Graduate-Student Advisor for the “German Leaving-Learning Community," Rutgers

2008-2010 Translator for Greek and German language at the translation agency: “Novak” (Regensburg, Germany)

Conference Presentations

"Franz Kafka - Adaptations in Comics and Film. Interpreting Kafka Through (Audio-) Visual Repetitions"
CUNY, Department of Comparative Literature: "Thinking Serially: Repetition, Continuation & Adaptation" (April 23-24, 2015)

„Kommunikationsmedien und misslungene Kommunikation in Franz Kafkas ‚Das Schloß"
German Studies Association (GSA): Thirty-Eighth Annual Conference (September 18-21, 2014)

"Defining the Margins. Intermediatlity vs. Transmediality"
Graduate Student Conference at Rutgers, German Department: "Intermediality and Intermedial Narratives in the German-Speaking World (April 18, 2014)

"Traumatic Notions in 'Alan Moore's the Courtyard'"
11th Annual UF Conference on Comics & Graphic Novels: "Traumics: Comics Narratives of Trauma" (April 4-6, 2014)

Honors and Awards

Excellence Fellowship (2013-14)
Ratych Scholarship (2013)
Max Kade Fellowship (2011-12)
Craig Fellowship (2010-11)


Simulation und Raumwahrnehmung in „Grand Theft Auto V"
Konstanzer Hefte zur Medienwissenschaft. 59. Virtuelle Topographien: Los Angeles multimedial. Marburg 2014. (Pages: 71-80)

Academic Interests

Literary Criticism
Media studies
Film studies

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New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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