Jason Lieblang holds a PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Toronto and teaches across the German Studies undergraduate curriculum here in CENES. His interests include curriculum design; emerging technologies in foreign language learning; translation; teaching with and about comics; masculinities; and the culture of the Weimar Republic.
Jason has coordinated the Department’s first- and second-year German language levels; has twice facilitated Departmental study abroad programs in Berlin; spent two years as faculty in UBC’s Arts One Program; and since 2019 has been collaborating with UBC’s Emerging Media Lab on the development of a virtual reality language learning application. Jason is also collaborating (with Gaby Pailer, CENES) on a new translation of Christa Winsloe’s “Gestern und Heute” (1930), and (with Matt Tomkinson, Theatre & Film) on the first English-language translation of Hans Henny Jahnn’s “Pastor Ephraim Magnus” (1919).
For the 2021-2022 academic year Jason is the Acting Director of First-Year & Interdisciplinary Programs in the Faculty of Arts.
Review of Martin Brady and Joanne Leal, Wim Wenders and Peter Handke, Collaboration, Adaptation, Recomposition. Focus on German Studies 17, 2012.
(With Jakub Kazecki) “Regression versus Progression: Fundamental Differences in German and American Posers of the First World War.” In Picture This: World War 1 Posters and Visual Culture. Ed. Pearl James. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009. 111-145.
GERM 100: Beginners’ German 1
GERM 110: Beginners’ German 2
GERM 200: Intermediate German 1
GERM 210: Intermediate German 2
GERM 302: Contemporary German Literature 1945 to Today
CENS 202: Great Works of Literature from Central, Eastern & Northern Europe
GERM 313: German Academic Discourses