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Dr. Hallensleben is awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Dr. Hallensleben is awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Dr. Markus Hallensleben has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for the “Migration as Core Narrative of Plural Societies: Towards an Aesthetics of Postmigrant Literature.”

Faculty Search: Head and Professor or senior Associate Professor of German Studies

Faculty Search: Head and Professor or senior Associate Professor of German Studies

The Faculty of Arts at The University of British Columbia (UBC) – Vancouver campus invites applications for the position of the Head of the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies (CENES), with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020.

Rare Books Exhibition featured on CBC

Rare Books Exhibition featured on CBC

“A Queer Century, 1869-1969,” the public exhibition co-curated by Dr. Kyle Frackman of CENES and Dr. Gregory Mackie (of English) was featured on the CBC.

PhD Student Presents in Madrid

PhD Student Presents in Madrid

While attending the Council of European Studies Conference in Madrid, Germanic Studies PhD student Sabine Zimmermann presented on “Immobilities in a ‘Postmigrant Age’: Phenomenological Borders in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Go, Went, Gone and Elfriede Jelinek’s Changes.”

W2019 Term 1 Course: German Cinema – Shadows and Screams

W2019 Term 1 Course: German Cinema – Shadows and Screams

GERM 304 004 focuses on horror cinema produced in the German-speaking countries.

New Course: Intensive Beginners’ German

New Course: Intensive Beginners’ German

GERM 105 001 offers students the opportunity to complete First-year German in one course taken over one term.

Dr. Katia Bowers presents research at University of St Andrews

Dr. Katia Bowers presents research at University of St Andrews

Dr. Katia Bowers was invited to present her research at a small symposium at the University of St. Andrews called “An Invented Tradition: Russian Realism as Will and Representation.”

Dr. Frackman presents at CTLT’s Learning Analytics Event

Dr. Frackman presents at CTLT’s Learning Analytics Event

Dr. Kyle Frackman presented at CTLT’s “An Afternoon of Learning Analytics: Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning.” Dr. Frackman’s presentation focused on his work to study the use of UBC’s online course reserves tool, LOCR, and its benefits for teaching and learning. 

Photo by Ernst Kaczynski

Dr. Iurascu presents at international Fontane conference

Dr. Ilinca Iurascu presented at the international conference “Fontanes Medien (1819-2019)” (Fontane’s Media) at the University of Potsdam.

Florian Gassner and his Quest to Define Censorship

Florian Gassner and his Quest to Define Censorship

If a book has been purposefully removed from a library, does that mean censorship has occurred? What if a publisher decides not to publish a book again? Read the full UBC article.