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Online Symposium: The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies

Online Symposium: The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies

On April 24-26, the CENES Department will be hosting an online symposium, The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies, organized by Dr. Kyle Frackman and Dr. Ervin Malakaj.

Article by Dr. Bozena Karwowska published in special issue of Polonistyka. Innowacje

Article by Dr. Bozena Karwowska published in special issue of Polonistyka. Innowacje

Dr. Bozena Karwowska’s article, “Academic Programs in Polish Language and Literature. A Western Canadian Perspective” was published in a special issue of Polonistyka.Innowacje (Polish Studies. Innovations), devoted to Polish Studies abroad.

Ziegler Lecture Series: “On German Afrofuturism”

Ziegler Lecture Series: “On German Afrofuturism”

Dr. Layne will present her current research on her second book project, which is a study of Afro-German Afrofuturism. In the talk, she discusses Michael Götting’s novella Contrapunctus (2015), which follows four Afro-Germans living in Berlin.

Dr. Malakaj gives invited talk at Wellesley College

Dr. Malakaj gives invited talk at Wellesley College

Dr. Ervin Malakaj gave a talk at Wellesley College titled “Diversity Work in Language and Culture Studies Programs: Cultivating Belonging for LGBTQIA2S* Students.” 

Dr. Iurascu presents at “Media Inventories of the Nineteenth Century”

Dr. Iurascu presents at “Media Inventories of the Nineteenth Century”

On February 21, Dr. Ilinca Iurascu presented “Unwriting Course Catalogs” at the symposium on “Media Inventories of the 19th Century” at the University of Missouri. 

Faculty Research Colloquium on Feb. 27: Reading and Anxiety

Faculty Research Colloquium on Feb. 27: Reading and Anxiety

Dr. Iurascu and Dr. Malakaj present their work in the Faculty Research Colloquium series. Feb. 27 at 12:45pm in Buchanan Tower 997.

Dr. Nijdam attends symposium in Sweden on comics and feminism

Dr. Nijdam attends symposium in Sweden on comics and feminism

On February 19-21, Dr. Biz Nijdam attended the Nordic Summer University’s Winter Symposium on Comics and Feminism at Södertörn University in Sweden. 

Styx – German Film Screening on Feb. 24

Styx – German Film Screening on Feb. 24

Join us for the term 2 German film series, featuring screenings in January and February, sponsored by the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES).

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj receive DAAD Conference Support Grant

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj receive DAAD Conference Support Grant

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Conference Support Grant for “The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies.”

Lena Karlström speaks with Vancouver Sun about Swedes and Scandinavia

Lena Karlström speaks with Vancouver Sun about Swedes and Scandinavia

Lena Karlström spoke with the Vancouver Sun about Swedish culture for an article about a Swedish family foundation in British Columbia.