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September SAS News Story: Rutgers Course Highlights Ukrainian Writers as War with Russia Rages.

Please click here to read about one of our new courses for the Fall 2023 semester offered by the REELL program, 01:860:320:01, Ukrainian Literature in Translation: Coming of Age, taught by newly hired visiting Lecturer Serhii Tereshchenko.

Congratulations to German Minor Will Hoover, who has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in Vienna this year!

W.HooverCongratulations to German Minor Will Hoover, who has been awarded an English Teaching Assistantship in the US Teaching Assistantship Program, run by the Austrian Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) and administered by Fulbright Austria. He will be serving as an English Teaching Assistant at two secondary schools in Vienna, Austria, for the 2023-2024 school year.

Dr. Steven Weinberg has successfully defended his dissertation

Dr. Steven Weinberg has successfully defended his dissertation, "An Ersatz Kabbalah: The Dialogue between Gershom Scholem and Walter Benjamin on Hope and Failure in Kafka's Literature" under the guidance of Prof. Michael Levine. The dissertation committee with Professors Martha Helfer, Michael Levine, Dominik Zechner and Erica Weitzman was imrpessed by his outstanding research. Congratulations, Steve!

Congratulations to PhD student Alexandra Friedrich, who has been awarded the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education at the TA level for 2022-2023

Congratulations to PhD student and Teaching Assistant Alexandra Friedrich, who has been awarded the 2022-2023 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education at the TA rank! This is an amazing and well-deserved recognition of an excellent instructor. Click here for the announcement and to read more about Alexandra's outstanding teaching.

Congratulations to German Major Emily Trujillo, who won the Max Kade Prize for Best Presentation!

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We congratulate our German Major Emily Trujillo for winning the Max Kade Prize for Best Presentation with her paper "Unchrist: Religion & Inversion in Kafka's Die Verwandlung," presented at the 12th Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies, organized by Moravian University and Lafayette College. Emily's close reading of Kafka's novella understands Gregor Samsa the Ungeziefer as an inverted Christ figure, suggesting that the flattened, forgotten, trash-like status of his dying is a form of inverted sacrifice: a sacrifice that, paradoxically, goes unrecognized.