Last Language Standing Competition

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Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Last Language Standing Competition

Welcome 

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Finder

Interests

My research interests lie in German and East European Jewish history and culture, the Holocaust, memory of the Holocaust, post-Holocaust trials, the reconstruction of Jewish life after 1945, and relations between Jews and non-Jews in postwar Europe. I use

Parker

Stefanie Parker is a native of Germany and has lived in the US for over 11 years. Before moving to Virginia, she completed her M.A. studies in German as a foreign language and American studies at the University of Leipzig.  In 2006 she moved to Charlottesville to pursue her PhD in Germanic literature and languages. She has taught German at several colleges including Sweet Briar College, Hampden Sydney College, VCU, JMU and UVA. In her free time, Stefanie enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as reading and exploring the wide-range of arts in the area, especially theater.

Martens

Interests

Comparative literature 18th-20th centuries, modern German and Austrian literature, women's studies, GDR literature, poetry, narrative and narrative theory, cognitive approaches to literature

Slodounik

Her research focuses on the transmission of Holocaust memory through narrative in German Jewish and American Jewish post-Holocaust literature.

Dobryden

Books

Hans Richters ‘Rhythmus 21’: Schlüsselfilm der Moderne (co-editor). Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2012. Reviewed in Medienwissenschaft 3 (2013): 321-2.

Articles

Spies: Post-War Paranoia Goes to the Movies,” in A Companion to Fritz Lang, edited by Joe McElhaney. Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 2015. 76-93.

Achilles

Interests

German Cultural Studies and History, Weimar Republic, History and Theory of Democracy; Sustainability Studies

Recent Courses

Grossman

Interests

German, Yiddish, and comparative literature since the late 18th century, German-Jewish culture, literary theory, translation and transmission of knowledge and texts

Pages

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Events

Today

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. German Movie Night
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Co-sponsored by the Max Kade German House at Shea.

Wednesday, October 3rd

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm

Saturday, October 6th

  1. Reading Days

Wednesday, October 10th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. German Movie Night
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Co-sponsored by the Max Kade German House at Shea.

Wednesday, October 17th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. William Coker, "Novel or New Mythology? Hölderlin's Hyperion and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 04:00pm
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hyperion and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein exemplify the European Romantic attempt to craft a distinctly modern mythology in an era marked by two revolutions: Kant’s Copernican turn in philosophy and the political revolution in Paris. Both works present a novelistic counterpoint to the German Idealist ambition of creating a “mythology of reason" (Mythologie der Vernunft). Enabling the sensuous experience of what for Kant are mere postulates of practical reason, this “new mythology” aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, supplanting religion and philosophy as the medium for the culture’s highest truths. As experiments in “new mythology,” however, Hölderlin and Shelley’s novels can best be described as controlled failures, whose failure in fact indicates what distinguishes the post-Enlightenment novel from its myth-making precursors in epic and tragedy.