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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!


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.

Congratulations to recent graduate Serena Lückhoff on her Ph.D. fellowship from Brown University!

We are proud to announce that recent Rutgers graduate, former German Major, and Henry Rutgers Scholar Serena Lückhoff accepted a Ph.D. Fellowship in German Studies from Brown University. We wish her all the best for her future academic endeavors!

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Welcome to our Spring 2023 visitors, Professor Jan Mieszkowski (Distinguished Visiting Craig Professor) and Dr. Rosemarie Brucher (Craig-Kade Scholar in Residence)

We are pleased to welcome two esteemed visitors to our department for the Spring 2023 semester! 

Professor Jan Mieszkowski will join the department from Reed College for the semester as our Spring 2023 Charlotte M. Craig Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be teaching an undergraduate course on Plants and Politics (470:304:01) and a graduate seminar titled The Sentence (16:470:672:01). Professor Mieszkowski's research focuses on modern European literature and philosophy, and he is currently completing a monograph on the poetics of botany. Click here to read more about Professor Mieszkowski and the Craig Professorship.

Dr. Rosemarie Brucher joins us from the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, where she serves as Vice-Rector for Research. She works at the intersection of theatre studies, German literature, and culture studies, and just finished her postdoctoral thesis, Habilitation. Click here to learn more about Dr. Brucher and the Craig-Kade Visiting Scholar program.