Featured Courses 2015W

Featured Courses 2015W

Below are a few of our featured courses offered in 2015-2016. To see a full list of course descriptions, please visit the undergraduate course list GERM 406: Literature and Visual Arts  This course explores the interdisciplinary field of German speaking literature and visual arts, and covers the literary and artistic movements of Expressionism and  Dadaism. […]

2015 CENES Alumni Newsletter Available

Our 2015 CENES Alumni Newsletter is available for viewing online, and includes: an interview with Emerita Marketa Goetz-Stanciewicz a list of must-read books and must-see films for summer 2015 updates about our new, current and graduating MA and PhD students and more!

Thomas Salumets Awarded Honorary PhD from Tartu University

Dr. Thomas Salumets has been named as a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Tartu University in Estonia. In his letter, the President wrote that the award is in “recognition of outstanding scholarly accomplishments, longstanding international engagement with Estonian culture, and successful collaboration with scholars at Tartu University.” A ceremony will be held later on […]

In Memoriam: Klaus Petersen

It is our sad duty to report that our friend, colleague and former department head, Klaus Petersen, passed away on July 17, 2015. Klaus completed his Staatsexamen in Hamburg in 1963 and his PhD at UBC in 1974. After teaching in Winnipeg, he returned to UBC to rejoin the then Department of Germanic Studies. He […]

Q&A with Kyle Frackman and Larson Powell: Classical Music & the GDR

Q&A with Kyle Frackman and Larson Powell: Classical Music & the GDR

CAMDEN HOUSE RUNDSCHAU Issue III, Spring 2015 CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Production and Reception Edited by Kyle Frackman and Larson Powell A Q&A with Kyle Frackman and Larson Powell, editors Q: What distinguishes your book from other recent work on East German culture? A: A lot of  English language work on the […]

Katherine Bowers’ Book Published: Russian Writers and the Fin de Siecle

Katherine Bowers’ Book Published: Russian Writers and the Fin de Siecle

Russian Writers and the Fin de Siècle: The Twilight of Realism, a volume co-edited by CENES faculty member Dr. Katherine Bowers and Dr. Ani Kokobobo (Kansas) is now available for order online. “Russian literature has a reputation for gloomy texts, especially during the late nineteenth century. This volume argues that a ‘fin-de-siècle’ mood informed Russian literature long […]

Learn Danish and German to enhance your Media studies program

Learn Danish and German to enhance your Media studies program

UBC’s Faculty of Arts will offer a Bachelor of Media studies program starting in 2015-2016. Take Danish and German language classes to prepare you for your study abroad experience, as part of the Bachelor of Media studies program. “There will be an option in the program’s third year to study abroad at two prestigious European […]

Recent Faculty Publications

Recent Faculty Publications

Geoffrey Winthrop-Young The first book in the Recursions series co-edited by Geoffrey Winthrop-Young is out: Sybille Krämer’s “Medium, Messenger, Transmission: An Approach to Media Philosophy“. Read a short introduction by co-editor Jussi Parikka. Hot off the press, Geoffrey Winthrop-Young’s translation of Bernhard Siegert’s Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors and Other Articulations of the Real has […]

CENES Instructors Recognized by Dean of Arts

No fewer than eleven instructors in CENES received a letter from the Dean congratulating them on being among the top 10% of instructors within the Faculty of Arts in 2014. The ranking is based on student evaluations, and all the ranks and sections in CENES are represented: Veta Chitnev Florian Faller Kyle Frackman Petra Ganzenmüller […]

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