Seestück, braun, bewegt (1969)
© Gerhard Richter, courtesy of the artist
Recent contributions of all department members to the field of Germanic Studies.
Sunny Yudkoff. Talk: "Who is Learning Yiddish Today and Why?" The Chicago YIVO Society's Fall 2014 Lecture. Evanston Public Library. Evanston, Illinois.
Marcus Lampert. Talk: "Modern Interiority in Goethe's Hermann und Dorothea." The 2014 Atkins Conference of the Goethe Society of North America: Aesthetics and its Institutions in the Age of Goethe." University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Anthony Mahler. Talk: "Desirous Enclosures: The Topography and Topoi of Goethe’s Narrated Childhood." The 2014 Atkins Conference of the Goethe Society of North America: "Imagining Worlds: Aesthetics and Its Institutions in the Age of Goethe." University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Joela Jacobs. Talk: "'Freiheit, ein kümmerliches Gewächs.' Tier-Epistemologie und die Frage nach der Willensfreiheit in den Hundeerzählungen Franz Kafkas und Oskar Panizzas." Internationale Tagung der deutschen Kafka-Gesellschaft e. V.: "Kafkas Tiere: Kulturwissenschaftliche Lektüren." University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.
The Department congratulates Anthony Mahler and Joela Jacobs on their successful dissertation defenses in October 2014.
The following students have been awarded Dissertation-Year Fellowships for 2014/15: Stephen Haswell Todd has been awarded an Ethel and William Gofen Dissertation-Year Fellowship; Marcus Lampert has been awarded a Mellon Foundation University of Chicago Dissertation-Year Fellowship; and Andrea Wald has been awarded a Whiting Foundation Dissertation-Year Fellowship.