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Spielraum: A New Book by Lisa Parkes

June 24, 2021

Lisa Parkes' Spielraum book coverSpielraum: Teaching German through Theater (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: 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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Daniel Carranza Joins Department as Fellow, then Assistant Professor

September 2, 2020

This Fall, the Germanic Languages and Literatures Department welcomes Dr. Daniel Carranza as a Fellow in Germanic Languages and Literatures. Dr. Carranza, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, will join the department’s faculty in July 2022 as Assistant Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

Dr. Carranza’s scholarship encompasses eighteenth- to twentieth-century German literature; poetics and the history of the lyric; the German philosophical tradition from Kant to Heidegger; moments of cross-pollination between the history of science and the history...

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A Message from the Harvard Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

June 25, 2020

“Die Arbeit in weißer Haut kann sich nicht dort emanzipieren, wo sie in schwarzer Haut gebrandmarkt wird.” – Karl Marx, Das Kapital

The Harvard Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures joins millions of Americans and people across the world in condemning the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the countless murders of Black men and women that preceded them. We support the protests that were catalyzed by Floyd’s murder. We remember that Floyd was only the most recent in a long list of Black lives lost to police...

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In Memoriam: Eckehard P. Simon, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Emeritus

May 6, 2020

Eckehard P. Simon, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, died on May 2, 2020. Despite his modest demeanor, he was a brilliant speaker and a distinguished scholar who published six books and numerous essays, and did extensive work identifying

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