Alumni News

Wy Ming Lin ’16, a German Studies and Neuroscience & Behavior double major, is currently working at a psychology research lab at New York University following his year-long stay in Cologne and Leipzig through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. Afterwards, Wy Ming will be moving to Germany in the fall to pursue a Masters degree … Read moreAlumni News

Carter Deane ’18 wins DAAD scholarship

Carter Deane has been awarded the prestigious DAAD fellowship to spend next year in Köln. This year we mark the 35th anniversary of Wesleyan’s sesquicentennial, on which occasion the then director of the DAAD in New York, Manfred Stassen, made Wesleyan a Partner-Universität. Manfred had taught in the College of Letters before going to the DAAD. He … Read moreCarter Deane ’18 wins DAAD scholarship

Second German Studies Colloquium

Lizzie Whitney (GRST/COL ’19) will lead a discussion (in German) on two pieces from Wladimir Kaminer’s Russendisko alongside a brief chapter from Hegel’s Aesthetik on “Der subjektive Humor.” I have attached the texts to this mail. Please feel free to distribute this invitation to other German speakers on campus. Tuesday, March 6, from 4:30 to … Read moreSecond German Studies Colloquium

German Symposium-Meaningful Presence: Lived Experience (Erlebnis) and Representation

Thursday, February 15 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Russell House, 350 High Street Keynote Lecture by David Wellbery (University of Chicago): “’Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön.’ Image as Dramatic Motivation” Moderator: Martin Bäumel (Department of German Studies, Wesleyan University) Friday, February 16  The following events will take place at the Center for the Humanities, 95 Pearl Street, … Read moreGerman Symposium-Meaningful Presence: Lived Experience (Erlebnis) and Representation

The Cakemaker

Wesleyan’s Israeli Filmfestival starts this semester with The Cakemaker, a story about German/Israeli/Jewish relations. The film will be shown on Thursday, February 1 at 8PM at the Goldsmith Family Cinema. We are also very fortunate to have the director of the film, Ofir Raul-Glazer, an Israeli living in Berlin, introduce the film and conduct a Q/A session with the … Read moreThe Cakemaker

Scholarships for Germany

Departmental Scholarships The Helmut and Erika Reihlen Fund In 2017 Dr. Helmut Reihlen ’55 and Dr. Erika Reihlen generously established a fund whose income supports especially meritorious student projects in German studies, including but not limited to research for theses and capstone projects. Non-Departmental Scholarships The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)/ German Academic Exchange Services provides students with … Read moreScholarships for Germany