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Recent contributions of all department members to the field of Germanic Studies.
Mirjam Berg. Talk: “Writing Female Modernity: The Diary Novel in Early 20th Century German Literature.” Annual Meeting of the Northeast Modern Language Association. Toronto, Ontario.
Jessica Resvick. Talk: “Goethe’s Reflections of the Gothic in ‘Von deutscher Baukunst 1823’ and ‘Faust II.’” Echoes – Reflections. German Studies Graduate Conference, Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island.
Amy Stebbins & Richard Whaling. Performance Lecture: “The Death of Orpheus: gendered voices in Ovid's Metamorphoses.” Second Annual Performance Philosophy Conference: "What Can Performance Philosophy Do?" Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, IL.
Joela Jacobs. Talk: "'Hello, This Is Dog.' German Canine Narration and the Modernist Crisis of Language." Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. Seattle, Washington.
Tamara Kamatović has been awarded a Fulbright-Mach award from the Austrian Fulbright Commission for the 2015-2016 academic year for dissertation research.
Fifteen of our undergraduate students have been awarded Foreign Language Aquisition Grants (FLAGs) to study Germanic languages in the summer of 2015, making Germanic-language students disproportionally successful applicants, as only 100 FLAGs are awarded each year. One student in German and one in Norwegian have also been awarded F. Champion Ward Grants to perform BA research this summer.
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.