Faculty Research

Our faculty members are actively engaged in leading research on a wide variety of subjects. Visit our faculty members’ pages for complete listings of research and interests, grants, and professional activity.

Research Highlights

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

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.

Dr. Bowers attends and presents at Slavic Digital Humanities Workshop

Dr. Katia Bowers attended and presented at the Slavic DH Working Group’s summer workshop at Princeton University.

Dr. Malakaj publishes article in The German Quarterly

Dr. Ervin Malakaj published an article on Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Michael (1924) in The German Quarterly.

Secret love letters and languages: UBC exhibit offers Pride Week history lesson

Co-curated by Dr. Kyle Frackman (CENES) and Dr. Gregory Mackie (English), A Queer Century, 1869 – 1969 makes UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections a great place to learn about queer history during Pride Week in Vancouver.

Dr. Katia Bowers presents research at International Dostoevsky Symposium

Dr. Katia Bowers presented her research on “Dostoevsky’s Gothic Heroine: From Netochka to Nastas’ia Filippovna” at the recent International Dostoevsky Symposium in Boston. The Symposium occurs only once every three years and is the preeminent Dostoevsky Studies conference in the field. The 17th Symposium celebrated the 150th anniversary of the publication of The Idiot.

Dr. Katia Bowers and Dr. Kate Holland (U of Toronto) awarded SSHRC Insight Grant

Dr. Katia Bowers and Dr. Kate Holland (U of Toronto) were awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant ($169,232) for their project "Digital Dostoevsky."

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."

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.”