Various graduate students participated and presented work in the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference in St. Louis

Magdalen S. Majors co-organized panel “Playing with Identity: Stories of Self and Other in German Cultural Production”

2. Ervin Malakaj & Angineh Djavadghazaryans organized panel entitled “Expressions, Emotions, Embodiment: Dramatics and the German Stage”

3. Mary le Gierse & Benjamin Davis organized panel entitled “At his Leisure? Boredom in German Cultural Production”

4. Petra A. Watzke presented paper entitled “Playing (Socialist) Indians: Liselote Welskopf-Henrich's Harka Cycle and the DEFA Indianerfilme”

5. Nancy Twilley presented paper entitled “From a Bad Family: Gabriele Reuter for Young Women”

6. Shane Peterson presented paper entitled “Take Two: F. W. Hackländer, Wilhelm Raabe, and the German Illustrated Novel, 1875-85”

7. G. Anna Leeper presented paper entitled “From Horror to Constantia: Spiritual Transformation through Emotional Experience in Andreas Gryphius' Tragedies”

8. Benjamin Davis presented paper entitled “Contesting the Political: The Female Body and Rhetorical Strategy in Lohenstein's Agrippina”

9. Mary le Gierse presented paper entitled “The Aesthetics of Productivity: Mapping the Boundaries of Lesiure in Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre

10. Ervin Malakaj presented paper entitled “Exploitative Entertainment in Wilhem Raabe's Zum wilden Mann