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Professor Helfer awarded the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education in May 2019

KP19 Teachers Awards group 1x2Congratulations to Professor Martha Helfer, who was awarded the SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education at the Professor Level in May 2019. Click here for the press release!

Congratulations to Graduate Students Christiane Fischer and Anna Mayer

Congratulations to two of our graduate students who have won research awards for this summer!

Anna Mayer received an Off-Dissertation Development award from the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies, which will allow her to undertake research related to her dissertation project on Digital Surveillance and Media Representation in Film and Literature of the 1970s and 1980s.

Christiane Fischer was selected for a Mellon Dissertation Summer Study Award. This grant will enable her to do research at the Robert-Walser-Zentrum in Berne, Switzerland this summer.

 

Congratulations, Anna and Christiane!

Congratulations to German students who have been awarded Cinema Studies prizes

Congratulations to three German students who have received awards or grants from the Program in Cinema Studies!

Jessica Fitzner received the Cinema Studies Undergraduate award for a paper on feminism in the film Phoenix, written for Professor Naqvi's German film course.

Eva Erber was a winner in the Cinema Studies Program Small Grants Program for Graduate Students.

Christiane Fischer received the Cinema Studies Graduate award for a paper on the aesthetic of touch in Wong Kar-wai's cinema, written for the Cinema Studies core seminar taught by Professor Sen.

Congratulations, Jessica, Eva, and Christiane!

Graduate Student Nicole Uberreich interviewed translator Tim Mohr at the Festival Neue Literatur

Graduate Student Nicole Uberreich interviewed Tim Mohr, the translator of Stefanie de Velasco at the Festival Neue Literatur in March 2019.

interview credit John R Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo by John R. Harris

Meet our new German professors!

The Department of German, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures is thrilled to welcome two new German professors to the faculty.

Regina Karl will join the department in Fall 2019, and Dominik Zechner will join the department in Fall 2020.

Click here to learn more about them!