We are pleased to have in our midst two new associates visiting during the Spring 2019 semester: Dr. Friederike Reents, a Humboldt Feodor-Lynen Fellow sponsored by Professor Judith Ryan, and Johanna Spangenberg, who joins us at the invitation of Professor John Hamilton.... Read more about Welcome, Spring 2019 Associates
The department is pleased to welcome Dr. Boris Roman Gibhardt to the Department, a Humboldt Feodor-Lynen Fellow sponsored by Professor Burgard. Dr. Gibhardt began his six-month research stay at Harvard in early October and looks forward to becoming acquainted with the graduate students and faculty at Department events. Dr. Gibhardt earned his M.A., Dr. phil., and Habilitation in Comparative Literature (together with German for the Habilitation) at the Freie Universität Berlin. In addtion to two edited volumes and many articles, he has published two books —... Read more about Humboldt Feodor-Lynen Fellow Joins the Department
In Philology of the FleshHamilton investigates a range of poetic enterprises and theoretical reflections that engage in incarnational metaphors of language, from the fifteenth-century humanism of Lorenzo Valla to the poetry of Emily Dickinson, from Immanuel Kant and Johann Georg Hamann to Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka, and Paul Celan, tracing an insistence that invites us to...
Warmest congratulations to the 26 students who have been awarded fellowships and internships through the department’s Work Abroad program this year, with special thanks to the department's Work Abroad Program Officer, Ruth Sondermann, for making all this possible: Anna Biggs (OCS-funded research at Universität Hamburg); Haydn Bradstreet (DAAD/RISE internship, Düsseldorf Universität); Emily Brother (OCS-funded internship, Freie Universität Berlin); Julia Bunte-Mein (Salzburg Global Seminar); Yi Chen (RISE fellowship)... Read more about Twenty Six Fellowships and Internships Abroad for Summer 2018
This is the very first comprehensive study on the late medieval text transmitting the Life ("Vita") of the 13th-century mystic, Christina von Hane. Adopting a multi-perspective approach, the first part of the study considers the handwritten manuscript while also discussing performative aspects of this mystic text. The second part of the study offers a new edition of the Vita.
Lisa Parkes is the 2016 recipient of the Massachusetts German Educator of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association in recognition of her exceptional accomplishments in language pedagogy.