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Dr. Florian Gassner to present at Family Studies Lecture Series at Langara College

Dr. Florian Gassner to present at Family Studies Lecture Series at Langara College

Senior Instructor of German Dr. Florian Gassner will be presenting on “The ‘German Family’ & The Berlin Wall” at the Family Studies Lecture Series at Langara College on October 30 at 1:30 pm. 

Braedon Pauzé Awarded Inaugural Kim Misfeldt Prize

Braedon Pauzé Awarded Inaugural Kim Misfeldt Prize

UBC’s German Program congratulates Braedon Pauzé whose commitment to German Studies has been recognized with the Kim Misfeldt Prize, awarded by the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (CAUTG) in partnership with the Canadian Summer School in Germany (CSSG).

Polish novelist and activist Olga Tokarczuk awarded 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature

Polish novelist and activist Olga Tokarczuk awarded 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature

Polish novelist and activist Olga Tokarczuk was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature on Friday. CENES Associate Professor Dr. Bozena Karwowska wrote about Tokarczuk in “Being Poland. A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 2018.”

CENES Ph.D. Student publishes essay on translation

CENES Ph.D. Student publishes essay on translation

CENES Ph.D. student Ajibola Fabusuyi has published an essay: “Afrikanische Texte und verfälschte Übersetzungen: Grenzen und Möglichkeiten der Übersetzung anglophoner westafrikanischer Literatur.”

Dr. Kumar recognized as a Champion of Open Educational Resources

Dr. Kumar recognized as a Champion of Open Educational Resources

Dr. Uma Kumar has been nominated and recognized as a champion of Open Educational Resources (OER). The UBC Alma Mater Society (AMS) honours members of the UBC community who work for “open education.” 

Witnessing Auschwitz Go Global Course

Witnessing Auschwitz Go Global Course

This Summer 2020 course in Poland will examine representations of the Nazi Holocaust and related aspects of Nazi Germany by focusing on Auschwitz. Applications due December 5.

CENES Members Attend and Present Research at 2019 German Studies Association Conference

CENES Members Attend and Present Research at 2019 German Studies Association Conference

CENES was well represented at the 43rd annual conference of the German Studies Association, which was held in Portland, Oregon, October 3–6, 2019. CENES members presented papers, organized panels, commentated or moderated panels, or participated in seminars.

Dr. Bowers presents at “Literary Citizenship” conference in Oslo

Dr. Bowers presents at “Literary Citizenship” conference in Oslo

Dr. Katia Bowers presented “‘She Lived on Terror’: the Gothic Novel Reader and the Russian Book Market.”

Witnessing Auschwitz 2019

Witnessing Auschwitz 2019

The Witnessing Auschwitz 2019 student conference will include student panels centered on the research they conducted in Poland. This year’s conference will also include a Ziegler Lecture by Dr. Jacek Lachendro, Deputy Head of Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum Research Centre.

Dr. Malakaj presents at Cornell University’s “Re-Imagining the Discipline” Conference

Dr. Malakaj presents at Cornell University’s “Re-Imagining the Discipline” Conference

Dr. Malakaj gave a talk on curricular flexibilities and the leading role of small German programs for the future of the discipline.