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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,...

Beverly Weber

Professor Beverly Weber named Co-Editor of Feminist German Studies

March 12, 2021

Professor Beverly Weber has just been appointed Co-editor of Feminist German Studies for a three-year term starting in January 2022. Feminist German Studies is a refereed journal that features articles written from feminist perspectives on German culture. It is published by the professional organization Women in German, which was founded...

Franzi Schweiger

Franziska Schweiger accepted Tenure Track Position at Hamilton College

March 11, 2021

Dr. Franziska Schweiger, who completed her PhD in German Studies at CU Boulder in 2018, accepted a Tenure Track position as Assistant Professor of German at Hamilton College. Congratulations, Franzi!

Helmut Muller-Sievers

Professor Müller-Sievers to Deliver 115th Distinguished Research Lectureship

Feb. 23, 2021

Professor of German Studies Helmut Müller-Sievers is the recipient of the 115th Distinguished Research Lectureship. 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 deliver a virtual lecture, “On Common Ground­—Goethe, the Modern Novel,...