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Graduate Student Achievements and Awards

Submitted by Stephanie N. Welch on December 2, 2014 - 3:22pm
Denny Hall, photo by Kirk Jackson

Olivia Albiero, PhD Candidate:

-Joff Hanauer Fellow for Excellence in Western Civilization, 2014-15

-presented paper “Knotty Plot and Dense Text: Crime, Espionage and Epigraphs in Wolfgang Herrndorf’s Sand" at GSA conference in Kansas City, September 18-21, 2014

- participated in the 9th Annual DAAD-Workshop “DaF in den USA: Grundzüge und Perspektiven” at the University of California, Berkeley, October 2014

- will be presenting her paper "Drawing the Past, Representing the Self: Intermedial Storytelling in Ulli Lust’s Heute ist der letzte Tag vom Rest deines Lebens," at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Vancouver, B.C., January 2015

 

Tommy Bell, PhD Candidate:

- presented his paper “Remembering and Experiencing the Sacred within European Spaces: W. G. Sebald’s Schwindel. Gefühle.“  at the “Europa leben, Europa schreiben: Literarische Ansichten der Urbanisierung und die ‹Provinzialisierung› europäischer Identitäten”conference in Münster, Germany. April 2014

- attended conference “Sommerakademie Schweizer Literatur: Literatur und Religion,” Centre Dürrenmatt in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. June 2014

- received Max Kade Summer Research Grant, Washington University. July 13-August 15, 2014

- joined GSPoL (Graduate School Practices of Literature) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

 

Seth Berk, PhD Candidate:

- published a review of Edward T. Potter's Marriage, Gender, and Desire in Early Enlightenment Comedy (Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2012) in the Goethe Yearbook 21 (2014): 272-74.

- presented his paper "Hermits as Heroes? Regenerative Self-Exclusions in Nature, from Iwein to Zarathustra" at GSA conference in Kansas City, September 18-21, 2014

- has two forthcoming book reviews: H.B. Nisbet's Gotthold Ephraim Lessing: His Life, Works, and Thought (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2013), which will appear in the German Studies Review, and Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700-1766). Philosophie, Poetik und Wissenschaft, ed. Eric Achermann (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2014), which will also appear in the Goethe Yearbook of the GSNA.

- co-organized a panel for the upcoming MLA conference in Vancouver, Canada for the Lessing Society, called "The Universal and Particular in Lessing.”

- has an article on Kafka’s Der Verschollene under review by The German Quarterly

 

Jonathan Epstein, MA Candidate:

- attended graduate student conference entitled "None of a Kind: Solutions to Dissolution," hosted by the University of British Columbia, October 17-18, 2014

- was a Max Kade Fellow in 2013-14

 

Verena Kick, PhD Candidate:

- attended seminar on "Film in the German Language, Literature and Culture Curriculum" at GSA conference in Kansas City, September 18-21, 2014

- attended the DHSI (Digital Humanities Summer Institute) in Victoria, Canada, funded by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, June 2014

- was awarded the Summer DH Commons Fellowship, sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. This fellowship will enable her to turn parts of her dissertation into a digital chapter, using the online publishing platform “Scalar.” This digital chapter, entitled “Visible Databases,” intends to visualize and juxtapose databases of traditional and online documentaries.

- facilitated her second Digital Humanities Workshop for Germanics, October 2014

 

Jasmin Krakenberg, PhD Candidate:

- attended seminar on "Teaching Film" at GSA conference in Kansas City, September 18-21, 2014.

- received a 5-month DAAD grant to the Deutsche Kinemathek to conduct research for her dissertation on visual arts and the Berlin School of filmmaking. She will be in Berlin during the winter and spring quarters 2015.

- co-organizes the Graduate Student Interest Group "Moving Images Research Group" (MIRG GIG), http://uwmirggig.wordpress.com 

- published a book review on three recent Berlin School publications in Film Quarterly 67:3 (Spring 2014): 86-89.

-Manfred Bansleben Excellence in Teaching Award, Spring 2014

 

Justin Mohler, MA Candidate:

- attended graduate student conference entitled "None of a Kind: Solutions to Dissolution," hosted by the University of British Columbia, October 17-18, 2014

- was a Max Kade Fellow in 2013-14


Aaron Choate, Chase Stamper, Samantha Vangeel:

- are recipients of the 2014-15 Max Kade Graduate Student Fellowships

*Student travel and workshop opportunities funded in part by generous donations to the Behler Graduate Endowed Fund and the Friends of Germanics Fund.

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