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das letzte woert
March 31, 2021
Every Thursday starting April 8, 2021 through May 20, 2021 Zoom link info After Autumn’s well-received Netflix Viewing Party for Unorthodox, we’ve organized another! Join us again this Spring as we watch and discuss the comedic drama Das letzte Wort, a German Netflix miniseries from September 2020 starring Anke Engelke. Das letzte Wort tells the story of Karla Fazius, a woman who tries to... Read more
March 31, 2021
Are you looking for a summer course and a fun and engaging way to earn 6 credits? German 399 is a student-centered, collaborative, project-based and immersive exploration of the art, music, food, history, and people of Berlin. We will have the opportunity to engage in a virtual exploration of different neighborhoods in Berlin, highlighting interesting features, restaurants and shops that we can access when we actually travel there. Major museums in Berlin have set up virtual platforms for their... Read more
"Unorthodox" - Netflix Viewing Party
March 30, 2021
In the Autumn 2020 quarter, thanks to Anna Malin and the UW Department of German Studies, a special online viewing and discussion group was offered to students. 26 participants signed up, and together we watched the Netflix original miniseries Unorthodox, in which a 19 year old Jewish woman from a heavily Orthodox community discovers herself and her path to individuality. The show features the city of Berlin along with German and Yiddish language, and it was interesting to see the... Read more
Barbara Kruger
February 14, 2021
Enter this portal to a GALLERY OF SUPERHEROES poised to save the world from bigotry, hatred, and environmental catastrophe! Creative teams in "Heroines & Heroes" (German 285/ C LIT 251) worked together to produce three exciting installments in their heroes' adventures:  an Exploit; an Origin Story; and a "Going Dark" episode. While doing so, they thought critically about... Read more
Conference Flyer
February 14, 2021
The Tyranny of Empathy: Feeling, Sentiment, and Propriety after the 18th Century University of Washington Graduate Student Conference Sponsored by the Department of German Studies, with the Departments of Art History, English, Drama, and Spanish & Portuguese Studies Wednesday, March 10, 1:30-5:30pm In the 18th Century, Western thinkers took up the Enlightenment project of binding societies into a single narrative, which continues to define modern... Read more
seminar poster J Groves
February 12, 2021
Spring 2021 :: Course open to graduate and undergraduate studentsHUM 596BExposed: Public Environmental HumanitiesM 1:30 - 4:20pm, 5 credits, Remote (Zoom) and SynchronousProfessor Jason Groves This seminar surveys prospects for public scholarship in the environmental humanities. It is designed to accommodate those just beginning to explore alternative designs to conventional research projects as well as those with established... Read more
The Naked Truth - Crisis and Dissolution in Vienna 1900
February 9, 2021
German 298 A: Contemporary German Prose: Travel, Narration, Migration The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 signaled a new era of openness and global mobility. It spawned new forms of writing and reflection, which will be the focus of our discussion and inquiry. We will work with short prose texts and novels from the period between the end of the Cold War to the present, with an emphasis on transcultural writing from the last decade.... Read more
WA Notify smartphone app
December 9, 2020
Find out fast about possible exposures to COVID-19  The WA Notify smartphone app alerts you if you’ve been near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. It’s free, completely private, and does not track your activity or identity. For daily updated info: University of Washington COVID-19 Case Tracking Dashboard Here... Read more
Stephanie Dawson
November 4, 2020
I grew up on a ranch in northern California thinking I would become a cowgirl. But while getting my undergraduate degree in biology at Yale, I developed a love for the German language and culture, further inspired by the fall of the Berlin wall my junior year. Working in a cancer research lab in Seattle after graduation, I continued to read and study German, and during a year in Tübingen as a lab technician at the Max-Planck Institute I spent weekends and vacations exploring the country. When I... Read more
Joshua Glassmyer
November 4, 2020
Today I work as a Sales Representative for the Small Business Division of ADT Security, specializing in IoT and encryption. I hope to pursue an MBA program in Germany starting Winter of 2021. The ultimate goal is to start an organization that helps refugees to find jobs in the tech sector, since the market is exploding and the opportunities are numerous. I certainly miss learning from each of the department members in the classroom, with special thanks to Professors Gray, Wiggins, Prutti, and... Read more