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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.