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Recent contributions of all department members to the field of Germanic Studies.
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June 30, 2018

Jessica Resvick. Publication. “Repetition and Textual Transmission. The Gothic Motif in Goethe’s Faust and ‘Von deutscher Baukunst.’” Goethe Yearbook 25 (2018): 133–60.

July 9-11, 2018

Alex Sorenson. Talk. “Economies of Offering: on the River in German Realism.” Chicago-Cambridge-FU Berlin Biannual Conference. July 9-11, 2018. Cambridge, UK.

July 9-11, 2018

Emily Dreyfus. Talk. “’Übrigens, Steuerklasse sind wir vier’: Precarities of Economic and Cultural Capital in Cinema of the Third Reich,” Economic Subjects, Trilateral Doctoral Colloquium: FU Berlin – Cambridge – University of Chicago. Cambridge, UK, July 9-11, 2018.

September 27-30, 2018

Mirjam Berg. Talk: "Writing the Inner Strife: Emmy Hennings' Das Brandmal: Ein Tagebuch," Forty-Second Annual Conference of the GSA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 27-30, 2018.

December 12, 2018

Jessica Kirzane, Lecturer of Yiddish Studies, receives the Cashmere Subvention Award in Jewish Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, awarded by the Women's Caucus of the AJS, for her manuscript, a translation of Miriam Karpilov's Diary of a Lonely Girl or the Battle Against Free Love (very soon to be under contract with Syracuse UP, and projected to be published in the fall of 2019).  This award comes with a grant to support scholarly publication in the area of Jewish, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies.


January 1, 2019

Joseph Haydt: "Irony and Historical Truth: Lessing on Reimarus on Christianity," paper delivered to the Conference of the Modern Languages Association, Chicago, IL, January 1, 2019.

January 4, 2019

Emily Dreyfus. Host. Berliner Philharmoniker Filmabend at the Zeughaus Kino in Berlin. January 4, 2019.

January 4, 2019

Matthew Johnson, "Yiddish Literature in a Postvernacular World: On Chava Rosenfarb's Self-Translations," paper delivered at the Conference of the Modern Language Association, Chicago, January 4, 2019.

February 11, 2019

Matthew Johnson, co-organizer, "Workshop on Teaching Jewish Studies," Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies, University of Chicago, February 11, 2019, 5:00-6:30pm in Swift Hall 106 [incl. a presentation by Jessica Kirzane]

Feb 16, 2019

David Kretz, "Levinas and Critical Phenomenology," comments to be delivered to the Northwestern University Graduate Conference in Critical Theory, Northwestern University, Feb 16, 2019.

March 1-2, 2019

David Wellbery: “On Literary Interpretation,” Conference: Cultural Poetics and Social Judgement, New School for Social Research, NYC, March 1-2, 2019.

March 7-10, 2019

Jessica Resvick. Talk. “Picturesque Visions: Adalbert Stifter’s Studien and Washington Irving’s Sketch-Book,” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association, Washington, D.C., March 7-10, 2019.

March 12-13, 2019

David Wellbery, “Rilke: Elegies 9-10,” Conference: “Rilke and T.S. Eliot: The Duino Elegies and Four Quartets, Edinborough, March 12-13, 2019.

March 20 - 22, 2019

Daniel Carranza, “‘bloß ein Lehrgedicht:’ Rhetorik und Sinnliches Denken in Schillers ‘Reich der Schatten.’” Lecture,  Schillers Feste der Rhetorik. Marbach, Germany. March 20 - 22, 2019

March 22, 2019

Joseph Haydt, "What Is the Question for Which von Balthasar's Theory of Gestalt Is the Answer?" paper to be delivered to the Conference of the Northeast Region of the American Academy of Religion, Tufts University, March 22, 2019.

March 29-30, 2019

David Kretz, "Troeltsch and/or/against Gadamer," paper to be delivered to the University of Notre Dame and University of Chicago Fifth Annual Joint Graduate Student Conference, University of Chicago, March 29-30, 2019.

March 30, 2019

Joseph Haydt: "Renouncing the Whole: The Post-Theological Ethics of Goethe's Wilhelm Meisters Wanderjahre," paper to be delivered to the Conference on Christianity and Literature, Harvard University, March 30, 2019.

March 30, 2019

Ella Wilhelm, "Contradiction in Progress: On G.E. Lessing's Education of the Human Race", paper to be delivered at the University of Toronto's graduate Comparative Literature conference, Timepieces, March 30, 2019.

April 2019

Alexander Sorenson, “The Bride by the Water: Duty, Procession, and Sacrifice in Theodor Fontane’s Unwiederbringlich.” Article appearing in German Life and Letters 72.2 (forthcoming, April 2019)

April 9-10, 2019

Noah Zeldin, “The Poverty of Art: Towards a Materialist Critique of a Fetish,” paper delivered to conference: “Hegel-Marx: Dead Dogs Still Live,” University of Lisbon, April 9-10, 2019

April 11-12, 2019

Daniel Burnfin, “Hegel’s Critique of Understanding / Metaphysics,” Conference: The Autobiography of Thought: Hegel's Science of Logic, University of Coimbra, April 11-12, 2019.

April 17-18, 2019

David Wellbery, “Zur Anekdote in Dichtung und Wahrheit,” Workshop on Dichtung und Wahrheit, Klassikstiftung Weimar, April 17-18, 2019.

May 4, 2019

Elizabeth Ramsey, Oxford University German Graduate Symposium, paperon 'Folkloric inheritance: the first translation of the Brothers Grimms 'Kinder- und Hausmärchen into English, 1823’, May 4 2019

May 9, 2019

Joseph Haydt, "Antonym, Pseudonym, Editor: Lessing's Fictional Authors," paper to be delivered to the Workshop of the Indiana University Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Indiana, Bloomington, May 9, 2019.

May 9-11, 2019

Ella Wilhelm, "The Stage and the Crossroads: Tragic Plot Structure in Sophocles' Oedipus the King", paper to be presented at Emergence and Ground. The Dynamics of 'Darstellung',a conference held at the University of Chicago, May 9-11, 2019.

May 9-11, 2019

David Wellbery, “Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön. Image as Dramatic Motivation,” Conference: Emergence and Ground. The Dynamics of Darstellung, University of Chicago, May 9-11, 2019.

May 17, 2019

Elizabeth Ramsey, Talk on 'Kandinsky, the Grimms and folklore adaptation' at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the annual 'Expand your perspectives' series of talks by graduate students, May 17, 2019.

May 22-25, 2019

David Kretz, "Rhetorical Strategy and Literary Form in Rorty's Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity," paper to be delivered to Rorty-Tagung "Dreißig Jahre "Kontingenz, Ironie und Solidarität", Akademie für politische Bildung Tutzing, May 22-25, 2019.

June 5, 2019

Daniel Burnfin and Noah Zeldin, co-organizers together with Elena Stingl (FU Berlin) of up-coming workshop: “Verfemte Faschismusanalysen: Georges Bataille und Alfred Sohn-Rethel,” Freie Universität Berlin, June 5, 2019.

June 5, 2019

Daniel Burnfin and Noah Zeldin, co-organizers together with Elena Stingl (FU Berlin) of up-coming workshop: “Verfemte Faschismusanalysen: Georges Bataille und Alfred Sohn-Rethel,” Freie Universität Berlin, June 5, 2019.

June 11-14, 2019

David Wellbery, “Enthusiastisch aufgeregte Rede: Goethes Divan,” Convention of Goethe Gesellschaft, Weimar, June 11-14, 2019.

June 18, 2019

David Wellbery, “Affirmation und Ressentiment: Zur Poetik von Goethes Egmont,” Public Lecture: Freies Deutsches Hochstift, Frankfurt a.M., June 18, 2019.

June 19-23, 2019

Noah Zeldin, “Brecht’s Others: The Role of Music and Amateur Performers in the Learning-Pieces,” paper to be delivered at the 19th Symposium of the International Brecht Society, “Brecht unter Fremden,” Leipzig, June 19-23, 2019.

June 27, 2019

Joseph Haydt, "Hegel's Modern 12th Century: The Medievalism of the Lectures on Aesthetics," paper to be delivered to a conference on International Medievalisms, Maynooth University, June 27, 2019.

October 3-6, 2019

Alexander Sorenson, “Ottilie’s Augenblick: Drowning, Diegesis, and Goethe’s Poetic Realism.” Paper to be delivered at the German Studies Association annual convention. October 3-6, 2019. Portland, OR

October 3-6, 2019

Jessica Resvick, “Materiality and Erasure: Realist Knowledge Transmission in Gottfried Keller’s ‘Die Geisterseher.’” Paper to be delivered at the Annual Conference of the German Studies Association, Portland, OR, October 3-6, 2019.

October 3-6, 2019

Joseph Haydt, "Goethe as a Heterodox Thinker," participant in a seminar to be held at the Conference of the Germanic Studies Association, Portland, OR, October 3-6, 2019.

October 3-6, 2019

Sophie Salvo, co-organizer, “‘Special Languages’: Linguistic Others and Social Order,” seminar at the German Studies Association Annual Conference, Portland Oregon, October 3-6, 2019.


January 2020

Alexander Sorenson: Organizing a panel series on the topic of "Nature and Reality in the German 19th Century" for the Modern Language Association annual convention. January 2020, Seattle, WA.