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.
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.
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.
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 to work: The Summer Internship Program in Germany
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 Commemoration of the Fall of Berlin Wall” on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7 pm in the Mathematics and Science Building, Room 129.
Moderator, Dr. Peter Calcagno, Professor of Economics, College of Charleston
Dr. Wolfgang Elfe, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of German, University of South Carolina
Dr. Richard Bodek, Professor of History and Coordinator of the Faculty Liberal Arts & Sciences Colloquium
Dr. Rene Dentiste Mueller, Professor, Director of the International Business Program
Dr. Malte Pehl, Assistant Professor, International Studies Dept.
Dr. Max Kovalov, Initiative for Public Choice and Market Process and Adjunct Instructor, Political Science Dept.
The panel discussed this monumental event in terms of its place in history and offered first -hand accounts of how Germany’s division has impacted the panel members’ lives. The presenters also highlighted historical memory from post-Soviet economic and political perspectives.
Professor Stephen Della Lana highlighted in Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/where-world-berlin-wall-283566
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 the same conference, Professor Corey Twitchell collaborated in the seminar “German-Jewish Literature after 1945: Working Through and Beyond the Holocaust” where he presented research on the deployment of Yiddish language and literature in post-Holocaust novels written by German Jews.
The Department of German and Slavic Studies welcomes three new faculty members beginning August 2014:
Robert G. Kohn, Visiting Assistant Professor of German
PhD, University of Texas-Austin
Michaela J. Ruppert Smith, Adjunct Professor of German
PhD, Claremont Graduate University
Corey Twitchell, Visiting Assistant Professor of German
ABD, Washington University in St. Louis
Professor Stephen Della Lana has been featured in the publication commemorating 25-years of Congress Bundestag Youth Exchanges: http://www.cdsintl.org/fellowshipsabroad/cbyx_25years.pdf.