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Dr. Katherine Bowers publishes article on Crime and Punishment

Dr. Katherine Bowers publishes article on Crime and Punishment

Dr. Katherine Bowers published an article, “Plotting the Ending: Generic Expectation and the Uncanny Ending of Crime and Punishment,” in the most recent issue of Canadian Slavonic Papers.

Graduate Seminar “What is Narrative?” offered 2020W T1

Graduate Seminar “What is Narrative?” offered 2020W T1

Dr. Ervin Malakaj will teach a new graduate seminar titled “What is Narrative?” 2020W T1 (course number GERM 501A).

Presentations from “The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies” Conference Available Streaming

Presentations from “The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies” Conference Available Streaming

Dr. Kyle Frackman and Dr. Ervin Malakaj hosted the conference “The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies” online on April 24–26, 2020. The keynote lecture by Dr. Katie Sutton (Australian National University), as well as all conference presentations, are available streaming.

RUSS 306D (“Russian Literature in Translation”) added for Summer 2020 Term 2

RUSS 306D (“Russian Literature in Translation”) added for Summer 2020 Term 2

In this online course students will witness an intricate interplay between human passions and reason, aspirations and duty, as they presented themselves to the great Russian writers of the 19th century.

Dr. Karwowska’s published text available at UBC Library

Dr. Karwowska’s published text available at UBC Library

Dr. Bozena Karwowska’s text, “Women and the Holocaust – Am I an Outsider,” was published in the book Her Story, My Story. Writing about Women and the Holocaust, edited by Judith Baumel-Schwartz and Dalia Ofer (Bern 2020).

Veta Chitnev awarded a Killam Teaching Prize

Veta Chitnev awarded a Killam Teaching Prize

Veta Chitnev, Lecturer in Russian, has been awarded a 2019/20 Killam Teaching Prize.

Extra Section of RUSS 101 (“Introduction to Contemporary Russian”) added for Summer 2020 Term 1

Extra Section of RUSS 101 (“Introduction to Contemporary Russian”) added for Summer 2020 Term 1

This online course is the first level of the Russian Language Program, and will be offered in a blended format: students will be able to virtually attend synchronous classes to learn and participate on Wed and Fri 4:30-7:30 pm, or work at their own pace using recorded lectures.

Extra Section of CENS 303B (“Representations of the Holocaust”) added for Summer 2020 Term 2

Extra Section of CENS 303B (“Representations of the Holocaust”) added for Summer 2020 Term 2

This online distance education course guides students through a carefully arranged selection of material and assignments that help them learn about the Nazi Holocaust and related aspects of Nazi Germany by focusing on the Auschwitz concentration camp: a place in which several frequently conflicting agendas of the Third Reich intersected.

Ziegler Lecture: Katie Sutton on “Thinking with and beyond Identity in Queer and Trans German Studies”

Ziegler Lecture: Katie Sutton on “Thinking with and beyond Identity in Queer and Trans German Studies”

Dr. Katie Sutton presents an online Ziegler keynote lecture on theories of identity, visibility, and affect to articulate some cornerstones for an ethics of looking and being seen in queer and trans German history and cultural studies.

CENS 201 (“Contrasts and Conflicts: The Cultures of Central, Eastern and Northern Europe”) added for Summer 2020 Term 1

CENS 201 (“Contrasts and Conflicts: The Cultures of Central, Eastern and Northern Europe”) added for Summer 2020 Term 1

Dr. Biz Nijdam will be teaching CENS 201 921 online for Summer 2020 Term 1. Students will examine a variety of media texts thematizing European crisis periods during and after WWII.