The American Association of Teachers of German of North Carolina (NC-AATG) held its 21st annual German Day for middle-school and high-school students virtually during the week of March 15‒18, 2021. Dr. Christina Weiler (current Vice President of NC-AATG) and Dr. … Continued
The following doctoral students have received Duke fellowships and travel awards: Ian McLean (Katherine Goodman Stern Dissertation Completion Fellowship), Nathan Drapela (J. B. Duke International Research Travel Fellowship), Undraa Lhamsuren (International Dissertation Research Travel Award), Leonie Wilms (International Dissertation Research … Continued
Professor Annette Gerok-Reiter is currently chair of the collaborative research center SFB 1391 “Andere Ästhetik”, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. Her talk was titled “Was ist ‘anders’ an der ‘Anderen Ästhetik’? Das Forschungsprogramm des SFB in der Diskussion.”
Talk, “Comics and the Cold War,” presented by Professor Eliot Borenstein, April 26, 2021 (link). Eliot Borenstein is Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies and Senior Academic Convenor for the Global Network at New York University. Co-sponsored by the Russian … Continued
On April 7 and 14, 2021, Professor Gabriel Trop will host a sold-out class on Franz Kafka’s The Judgment and In the Penal Colony (link).
The Future of German Jewish Studies: April 11, 2021 book launch for Moments of Enlightenment: In Memory of Jonathan M. Hess (edited by Ruth von Bernuth and Eric Downing, Boydel & Brewer). The papers in this collection were presented at … Continued
Professor Lapushin’s book Dew on the Grass: The Poetics of Inbetweenness in Chekhov (Middlebury Studies in Russian Language and Literature, vol. 32, New York: Peter Lang, 2010) is the first comprehensive and systematic study to focus on the poetic dimensions … Continued
The Modern Language Association of America announced its awarding of the fourteenth Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures. Professor Priscilla Layne received an honorable mention for her book White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation … Continued
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society has awarded Prof. Stanislav Shvabrin’s book Between Rhyme and Reason: Vladimir Nabokov, Translation, and Dialogue (University of Toronto Press, 2019) its 2020 Jane Grayson Prize for Best Book on Vladimir Nabokov prize. The author of … Continued
In fall 2021 the Department will welcome Matthew McGarry, currently instructor in Russian at the University of Oklahoma (link) who expects to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in the spring of 2021.