Category Archives: Research

Dr. Rupper-Smith Presents at Conference in Denver, CO

Professor Ruppert-Smith, M. presented in a panel entitled “Enhancing Intercultural Competency through Courses” at the Annual Conference of the National Collegiate Honors Society in Denver, CO in October 2014.  

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Dr. Koerner’s Book Chapter Published in _A Different Germany_

Professor Morgan Koerner’s book chapter “Beyond Media Critique: Performance and Pop-cultural Pleasuresin Elfriede Jelinek and Frank Castorf’s Raststätte oder sie machens alle” has been published in A Different Germany: Pop and the Negotiation of German Culture.

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Dr. Koerner’s Article Appears in _Scenario_

Professor Morgan Koerner’s latest article “Beyond Drama: Postdramatic theater in upper level, performance-oriented foreign language, literature and culture courses” has been published in the Scenario 8.2 (2014): 1-16.  

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Professor Stephen Della Lana Presents at the 2014 ACTFL Conference

At the annual ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) conference in San Antonio, Texas in November 2014, Professor Stephen Della Lana made two presentations: 1) Changes in the Landscape: Study Abroad Programs in the 21st Century  2) Putting German … Continue reading

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“The Night the Berlin Wall Fell and Germany rocked! A 25th Anniversary Commemoration of the Fall of Berlin Wall”

The Department of German and Slavic Studies, the Global Business Resource Center, the Global Awareness Forum  and the Initiative Public Choice and Market Process sponsored a roundtable discussion entitled”The Night the Berlin Wall Fell and Germany rocked!  A 25th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Professors Nenno and Twitchell Present Research at German Studies Association Annual Conference

At the German Studies Association Annual Conference on September 18-21 in Kansas City Missouri, Dr. Nancy Nenno participated in a three-day seminar entitled “Black German Studies” and presented her study titled “Thinking in Multiples: Generating Black Diaporas in Austria.” At … Continue reading

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Professor Johannes Wich-Schwarz of Maryville University to Guest Lecture

On March 12, 6pm in Addlestone 227, the Department of German & Slavic Studies will host Maryville University’s Dr. Johannes Wich-Schwarz who will present “The Not-Word: German-Jewish Poetry after the Holocaust.” What does it mean to write in German as … Continue reading

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2013 German Graduate Publishes in _Chrestomathy_

2013 German graduate Stephanie Rhodes has published in Chrestomathy, the CofC journal for outstanding undergraduate research. Entitled “Polarized Politics: Fassbinder’s Use of ‘Spiele(n)’ in Die dritte Generation (1979) as an Explanation of Left-wing Terrorism in West Germany,” the article is … Continue reading

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“The Not-Word: German-Jewish Poetry after the Holocaust” March 12th, 6pm, Addlestone 227

“The Not-Word: German-Jewish Poetry after the Holocaust” March 12th, 6pm, Addlestone 227 What does it mean to write in German as a Jewish author after the Holocaust? Can poetry recover, reclaim, and renew language after unspeakable trauma? How do we … Continue reading

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Book Chapter from Dr. Morgan Koerner on Creative Writing in the German Curriculum

A new article from Dr. Morgan Marcell Koerner has just appeared in Traditions and Transitions: Curricula for German Studies, an essay collection with works by 20 international scholars in the field of German as a Second or Foreign Language, published … Continue reading

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