hoecker book cover

Professor Hoecker Publishes New Book

May 20, 2020

In The Case of Literature , Arne Höcker offers a radical reassessment of the modern European literary canon. His reinterpretations of Goethe, Schiller, Büchner, Döblin, Musil, and Kafka show how literary and scientific narratives have determined each other over the past three centuries, and he argues that modern literature not...

Adi Nester

Adi Nester accepted Tenure Track Position at UNC Chapel Hill

March 9, 2020

Adi Nester, who will graduate from the German PhD program in May, accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of German-Jewish Studies at the University of North-Carolina in Chapel Hill. Congratulations, Adi!

Students at Spring 2020 German Language Day

German Language Immersion Day 2020

March 2, 2020

German learners from Cherry Creek High School, Broomfield High School, Boulder High School, and Shining Mountain Waldorf School explored the CU campus on February 28 as part of the German Language Immersion Day. High school students tested their knowledge on German- American art, music, and popular culture in a game...

Helmut Müller-Sievers

Professor Müller-Sievers honored with 2019 Distinguished Research Lectureship

Jan. 28, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Helmut Müller-Sievers for his selection as CU's 2019 Distinguished Research Lecturer! As the official announcement says, "The Lectureship is among the most esteemed honors bestowed by the faculty upon a faculty member at the University of Colorado Boulder." Professor Müller-Sievers will be delivering his lecture titled "Engineering...

First Encounters Prize Winners

National Contest Winners Exploring German-American History

Jan. 27, 2020

Students of the fall semester German 2020 course won second and third prizes in the national contest First Encounters (organized by the American Association of Teachers of German) in which learners were invited to explore the German roots and German-American encounters in their own communities and to document and share...

First Encounters Art Exhibit

First Encounters: Menschen Begegnen Sich Exhibit

Nov. 19, 2019

What did the first encounters between German immigrants and the local American population look like? How did Germans adjust to their new environment abroad? And what challenges and problems occurred during these transnational and transcultural encounters? Students of CU Boulder’s second-year German language course sought answers to these and other...

works displayed at exhibition in CU Art Gallery

Concrete Art and Poetry Exhibition

July 15, 2019

Students in Professor Greaney’s graduate course on concrete art and concrete poetry curated an exhibition in the CU Art Museum. The exhibition OBJECT:COLOR brings together seven artists’ works that are unified by the use of basic compositional elements—line, shape, and color—to influence the viewer’s experience of the artworks’ physical limits...

Emily Frazier-Rath

Emily Frazier-Rath accepts position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College

June 18, 2019

Emily Frazier-Rath who received her Ph.D. in German Studies this spring will begin her new post as Visiting Assistant Professor at Davidson College this summer. Congratulations, Emily!

Ross Etherton

Ross Etherton Accepted Position as Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota

March 1, 2019

Dr. Ross Etherton, who graduated from our PhD program last year and currently teaches at Wooster College, will begin his new post as Assistant Professor of German at the University of Minnesota in August. Congratulations, Ross!

German students view artwork

German Students Ponder "ANGEKOMMEN—Having Arrived" Art Exhibition

Dec. 5, 2018

“The frontal lobe represents everyday life in the new culture,” John Fanning explains to his fellow class mates in a conversation entirely in German. “Refugees in Germany need to learn a new language and develop a sense of orientation in a new society. The frontal lobe is the part of...

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