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A Terrible Freedom - Rebecca Stewart studies Friedrich Schiller, vulnerability, struggle, and the sublime

April 21, 2022

FreedomIf the 18th-century German dramatist and aesthetic philosopher Friedrich Schiller were alive today, he might see in the invasion of Ukraine an instance of life imitating art. Referred to by some as the German Shakespeare, Schiller wrote plays about heroes—and, more often, heroines—who face oppression, enslavement, and war, and yet muster the strength...

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Spielraum: Teaching German Through Theater - A New Book by Lisa Parkes

November 3, 2021

Lisa Parkes' Spielraum book cover (Routledge, 2022) is a sourcebook and guide for teaching German language and culture, as well as social, cross-cultural, and multi-ethnic tensions, through dramatic texts. This book presents a range of theoretical and practical resources for the growing number of teachers who wish to integrate drama and theater into their foreign-language curriculum. As such, it may be adopted as a flexible tool for teachers seeking ways to reinvigorate their language classrooms through drama pedagogy; to better connect language study to the study of literature and culture; to inspire curricular rejuvenation; or to embark on full-scale theater productions.... Read more about Spielraum: Teaching German Through Theater - A New Book by Lisa Parkes

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Judith Ryan on Museum Narration in Sebald's Prose

November 30, 2020

Judith Ryan, Robert K. and Dale J. Weary Research Professor of German and Comparative Literature, has published an essay entitled "Zwischen Zeilen und Zeiten: Museales Erzählen in den Prosafiktionen W.G. Sebalds" in the recently released volume Museales Erzählen. Dinge, Räume, Narrative edited by Johanna Stapelfeldt, Ulrike Vedder, and Klaus Wiehl (Leiden: Wilhelm Fink, ein Imprint der Brill-Gruppe, 2020, 345-363). The book is available in print or...

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New Position for Gernot Waldner

September 18, 2020

Warmest congratulations to Gernot Waldner (PhD, 2018) who has just received a six-year University Assistant position for Modern German Literature at the University of Vienna.

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