By CO on December 15, 2014
Lena Karlström has been selected for a travel grant of 12,000 SEK from the Swedish Institute. During her visit she will research and collect materials, including conducting interviews, for her course on Scandinavian drama.
By CO on November 24, 2014
Interested in pursuing master’s or doctoral work in Germanic Studies at UBC? We are now accepting applications for September 2015 admission. Visit our prospective students page for information about funding, admissions requirements and how to apply.
By CO on November 13, 2014
“A Civilization of Discontents: A Conversation with @NeinQuarterly about Social Media and the Humanities” UBC welcomes the self-identified “failed intellectual” behind the media phenomenon known as @NeinQuarterly. Dr. Eric Jarosinski, formerly a faculty member in German at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League research institution, has a unique perspective on the role of academic, […]
By CO on November 10, 2014
Kyle Frackman has written an article entitled ‘Vor Ort: The Functions and Early Roots of German Regional Crime” in Tatort Germany (Edited by Lynn M. Kutch and Todd Herzog). Prof. Frackman discusses regional & local German crime fiction’s links to the origins of journalism in the 18th-19th Century, and the recognition of local news details […]
By CO on November 6, 2014
Dr. Kyle Frackman reflects on the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in an interview with UBC News. Read the full article here.
By CO on October 16, 2014
Read the UBC News article “Learning from the Horrors of the Past” about the Witnessing Auschwitz Go Global Seminar, set to take place again in Summer 2015.
By CO on October 15, 2014
Read the article in ArtsWire:CENES will mark this year’s 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989) with a lecture in the department’s Ziegler Speaker Series featuring Dr. Skyler Arndt-Briggs. Arndt-Briggs is the Executive Director of the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the only research centre outside […]
By CO on October 9, 2014
The following courses offered in Term 2 of 2014 Winter Session currently still have space: CENS 201: Ukraine in the Middle – Florian Gassner The crisis that erupted in Ukraine in early 2014 is a devastating event in its own right, but it also expounds challenges faced by most of Eastern Europe today. This is […]
By CO on September 12, 2014
Our 2014 department newsletter is now available. The department newsletter, produced annually, contains highlights of CENES events, activities and achievements. Stay in touch! As of fall 2014, the department newsletter is issued electronically and will no longer be printed. If you did not receive a copy of our annual newsletter via email, and would like […]
By CO on September 11, 2014
Ilinca Iurascu has published a journal article entitled ‘Annoncenliteratur’: Kleist, Fontane and the Rustle of Paper in Oxford German Studies, Vol. 43, No. 3: 246-261. Abstract Critical discussions of German realist literature over the last few decades have repeatedly examined the intersection between publicity, audience formation and literary production, especially in the context of the […]