Adam Rashkoff Baltner ’13 (GRST major) has been living in Vienna for the past few years. From 2013-2015, he taught English at two high schools in Vorarlberg, Austria. He then worked for another year as an English teacher at a technical school in Vienna. Since 2015, he has been in a Master’s program in the … Read moreGerman Studies Majors and Minors News
Our colleague and friend Peter M. Frenzel, Marcus L. Taft Professor of German Studies, Emeritus, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the age of 82. Peter arrived at Wesleyan in 1966 after receiving his B.A. from Yale, M.A. from Middlebury, and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. He retired in 2003 after 37 years at … Read moreWith great sadness we share this news
See also Olivia Drake’s article in Wesleyan Connection, May 2, 2018.
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 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
Professor Krishna Winston will talk about translation on Saturday, April 7 at 11am, in Fisk 210.
Launch your career in Germany – become part of a worldwide network The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow – from Brazil, China, India, Russia, and the USA. The German Chancellor Fellowship offers you an opportunity to take the next career step in Germany – irrespective of your field of … Read moreGerman Chancellor Fellowship
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
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
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
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
German majors Christina Sickinger and Sophia Shoulson, and German minor Katherine Paterson were inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. The initiation ceremony took place on December 6, 2017.