Eric Downing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
“Out of Place. Displacement, Modernism and Prehistory in 19th-Century Germany” Thurs. Sept. 26, 5:00pm. Website
Katrin Pahl, Johns Hopkins University
"Kleist's Queer Humor." Tues. Oct. 15, 5:00 p.m. Website
Fritz Breithaupt, Indiana University
"Toward a Theory of Narrative: Excuses and Moral Reasoning." Tues. Feb. 5, 5:00pm. Website
David Wellbery, University of Chicago
Annual distinguished visitor in the spring semester. Website
Nicholas Vazsonyi, Univ. of South Carolina
"Why Wagner?: Some Thoughts on the Occasion of his Bicentennial." Thurs. Mar. 21, 5:00pm. Website
Meet Our People
Mila boldly traverses intellectual and disciplinary boundaries to study those who cross geographical and cultural ones. Read her profile.
With intellectual coolness and composure she researches emotion, affect, and madness. Read her profile.
Soccer, the World Cup, and the textuality of Turkish-German connections is the name of his game. Read his profile
She is marking sites on the map of Berlin that memorialize some very different moments of German history. Read her profile
Researching the imagined communities that make up our increasingly globalized and transnational world. Read her profile
Following the footsteps of J.W. v. Goethe, Prof. Muenzer leads students to discover "was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält." Read his profile
Charts undiscovered spaces and places of the 19th century and maneuvers students through treacherous academic waters. Read his profile
Prof. von Dirke
Our discourse queen is the salt and pepper in the Department and lays the beat for a diversity of cultural vibrations. Read her profile
A teacher's teacher and good fairy of the TAs is the pedagogical spirit who fills the Cathedral with Learning. Read her profile
The Berlinale has its Golden Bear, but Pitt has Prof. Halle. He envisions the impossible and makes students their own auteurs of critical thinking. Read his profile
Yvonne Franke receives Mellon Predoctoral and European Union Dissertation Fellowships
Yvonne Franke, Ph.D. candidate, was awarded an Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship and a European Union Dissertation Fellowship from the European Union Center of Excellence / European Studies Center for the academic year 2011-2012.
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