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Sharing ongoing research in German Studies

Now in its fifteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects.

Fall 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 7:30pm EDT
Sarah Pourciau (German, Duke), “Medium, Media, Mediatrix: Some Thoughts on Woman’s Work”

Wednesday, October 27, 1pm EDT
Joshua Shelley (CDG Program), “Imagining the Haifa Bay from the Schlachtensee: Arnold Zweig, Hermann Struck and Das neue Kanaan”

Wednesday, November 17, 7:30pm EST
Aleksandra Prica (German, UNC), “Presence and Method: On a Difficult Relationship in the Reception History of Jacob Böhme’s Work”

Spring 2022

Friday, January 28, 1pm EST
John Jolly, “Simile and Symbol in Rainer Maria Rilke’s Cathedral Poems: A Modernist Recovery of the analogia entis.”

Wednesday, March 2, 12:30pm EST
Nick Jones, “Rats in the Trenches, Bombers in the Sky: Alienation and Redemption in the Landscapes of War in Arnold Zweig’s Erziehung vor Verdun.”

Wednesday, March 30, 7:30pm EDT
Thomas Pfau, “Incomprehensible Certainty: Metaphysics and Hermeneutics of the Image”

Fall 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 7:30pm EDT
Lukas Hoffman, “Liturgical Politics in the Poetry of Paul Celan”

Wednesday, October 12, 7:30pm EDT
Stefani Engelstein, “Death Writes: Franz Kafka, Tubercular Soundscapes, and the Place of Literature”

Spring 2023

Tuesday, March 7, 7:30pm EDT
Nathan Drapela – “Weder Raum noch Zeit Verschwenden”: Robert Walser’s Walks and the Reconfiguration of Space and Time”

Wednesday, March 22, 7:30pm EDT
Tobias Wilke (Leibniz-Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin) “Letters in Motion: Ernst Jandl’s Phonetic Typewriter”

Wednesday, April 12, 7:30pm EDT
Priscilla Layne (German, UNC) “A Feminist Rewriting of Kleist? Öziri’and Nübling’s Die Verlobung in St. Domingo – Ein Widerspruch (2019)”

Fall 2023

Wednesday, September 27, 7:30pm EDT
Ruth von Bernuth – “A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed? Friendship, Love, and Loyalty in the Yiddish Seven Sages of Rome”

Wednesday, October 25, 7:30pm EDT
Stephen Zaksewicz – “Anality and Alterity: Queer Relations with Nature in Raoul Schrott’s Finis terrae.”

Wednesday, November 29, 7:30pm EST
Kata Gellen – “Improper Burials: The End of Nostalgia in Joseph Roth’s Late Fiction”

Spring 2024

Wednesday, February 14, 7:30pm EDT
Andrea Larson – “Woman in the Mirror: The Politics of the Poetic Body in Mayröcker’s Paloma

Tuesday, March 5, 7:30pm EDT
Leonie Wilms – “Writing Bodies in the Age of Post-Feminism. Sivan Ben Yishai’s Like Lovers Do (Memoiren der Medusa)

Wednesday, April 17, 7:30pm EST
Adi Nester – “Poetry and De-Integration: The Temporality of Jewish Difference and Identity in Heinrich Heine and Max Czollek”