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Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

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Click here to read the Fall/Winter 2016 Stichworte. Remember: We want to hear from you! Send an email to Cecily Stewart Hawksworth if you have something to share. Who knows? You may be featured in our next newsletter!

2016 Faculty Updates

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The faculty update us on their activities in 2016.

Recent Keynote Addresses by Paul Michael Lützeler

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Paul Michael Lützeler, the Rosa May Distinguished University Professor in the Humanities, gave keynote addresses in his areas of research (Contemporary, Exile, and Romantic Literature as well as on the literary discourse on Europe) in September and October .

Matt Erlin wins DAAD/GSA book prize

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Matt Erlin has won the 2016 DAAD/German Studies Association Book Prize for “Necessary Luxuries: Books, Literature, and the Culture of Consumption in Germany, 1777-1815.”

Cecily Stewart Hawksworth begins as Academic Coordinator

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Cecily Stewart Hawksworth began as the department's Academic Coordinator on June 27, 2016. She comes to us from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University, where she worked for six years in various administrative roles.

Christian Schneider's article appears in Seminar

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Christian Schneider's article, "Medieval Literature on the Air: Johannes von Tepl's Der Ackermann in Twentieth-Century Radio Adaptations," appeared recently in Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies.

Matt Erlin publishes article in inaugural issue of Digital Literary Studies

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Matt Erlin's article, "Digital Humanities Masterplots" appeared in the first issue of Digital Literary Studies, an open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that publishes scholarly articles on computational approaches to literary analysis/criticism.

Professor Schneider organizes international symposium at Heidelberg University

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From June 3 to 5, Christian Schneider, together with Doren Wohlleben (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg), organized an interdisciplinary symposium.

Kurt Beals featured on St. Louis Public Radio

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Kurt Beals was interviewed for the podcast Cut & Paste on the topic of Franz Kafka.

Interview with Jennifer Kapczynski on Postwar German film

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Jennifer Kapczynski was recently interviewed by the Center for the Humanities about her current book project: What Makes a Democrat? Staging Political Transformation in 1950s West German Film.

Anna-Rebecca Nowicki Awarded Stefania Gray Graduate Presentation Award

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Anna Nowicki has been awarded the Stefania Gray Graduate Presentation Award at the 8th Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop.

German Major Awarded Kling Fellowship

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Patrick Goff (A&S '18) has been awarded a Merle Kling Undergraduate Honors Fellowship.