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Russian Program Statement on the War in Ukraine

Feb. 25, 2022

Faculty in the Russian program of GSLL unequivocally condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Among us are faculty from Ukraine as well as from Russia, Belarus, and the United States, and this unprovoked war represents not only a flagrant disregard of international law, but an imminent threat to family members...

Vicki Grove

Congratulations to Vicki Grove for receiving the honorary title of Teaching Professor of Distinction!

Dec. 10, 2021

Professor Vicki Grove, a member of our Russian and Nordic Programs, is one of only two faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences to receive the honorary title of “Teaching Professor of Distinction” this year. The title recognizes faculty members for their outstanding record in the areas of...

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Roundtable discussion of Professor Weber’s new book

Sept. 9, 2021

The CES Cinema Studies Network will host an online roundtable discussion of Professor Beverly Weber’s new co-authored book: Maria Stehle and Beverly Weber, Precarious Intimacies: The Politics of Touch in Contemporary Western European Cinema (Northwestern University Press, 2020). The roundtable will take place on October 8, 2021 at 10AM PST...

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Mathias Nordvig publishes new book: Volcanoes in Old Norse Mythology

Aug. 9, 2021

Volcanoes in Old Norse Mythology details how Viking Age Icelanders, migrating from Scandinavia to a new and volcanically active environment, used Old Norse mythology to understand and negotiate the hazards of the island. These pre-Christian myths recorded in medieval Iceland expound an indigenous Icelandic theory on volcanism that revolves around...

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GSLL Welcomes Assistant Professor Adrienne Merritt

June 9, 2021

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures is delighted to announce that Dr. Adrienne Merritt will be joining our faculty as an assistant professor of German Studies in August. Dr. Merritt is an interdisciplinary scholar with research and teaching concentrations in medieval studies and Black and Afro-German cultural...

Karen Hawley

Congratulations to Karen Hawley for her Employee of the Year Award from the College of Arts and Sciences!

May 4, 2021

Congratulations to Karen Hawley, who received an Employee of the Year Award from the Dean’s Staff Advisory Committee and the College of Arts and Sciences! The award citation celebrated Karen’s “leadership, innovative drive, and unfailing devotion to students and staff” as well as her “administrative, leadership, and communications skills, which...

Elisa Riga

Elisa Riga receives Spring 2021 GPTI Appreciation Award

April 19, 2021

German PhD student, Elisa Riga, was selected by the graduate school to receive a Graduate Part Time Instructor Appreciation Award for having risen to the challenges presented by teaching during the pandemic. Elisa has gone the extra way to make her course, "GRMN 1601: Germany Today,” a rewarding learning experience...

Karen Hawley

Congratulations to Karen Hawley for the Monthly Staff Recognition Award and the ASCEND award for diversity!

April 13, 2021

Congratulations to Karen Hawley for Two Awards from the College of Arts and Sciences! Congratulations to Karen Hawley, GSLL Program Assistant, for winning two awards! The first, the Monthly Staff Recognition Award, recognizes outstanding performance and contributions to the College. Karen was nominated by a group of GSLL faculty members...

Beverly Weber

Congratulations to Beverly Weber for co-organizing DDGC Conference!

April 12, 2021

Congratulations to Beverly Weber for the successful conference Diversity, Decolonization, and German Curriculum! From March 11 to March 14, the German Program was the virtual host for DDGC 2021: A Virtual Gathering, which focused on antiracism, antiblack racism, white supremacy, and Black resistance in German studies. The conference was organized...

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Professor Greaney wins Kayden Translation Award

March 12, 2021

Professor Patrick Greaney was awarded the College of Arts and Sciences’ Kayden Translation Award for his translation of An Austrian Avant-Garde , the first English-language anthology of post-1945 experimental writing from Austria. The bilingual volume features texts from Nobel-prize winning author Elfriede Jelinek, the members of the 1950s Vienna Group,...