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Newsletter of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

May 2011


Professor Cori Crane was awarded a stipend through the AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) to participate in a three-week seminar this summer at the University of Leipzig. The program, KEFKO ("Transatlantische Kooperation in der Evaluierung fremdsprachlicher Kompetentenz"), focuses on the equivalency of the Common European Framework of Reference and the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

Graduate Student Paul Meyer was awarded a Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2011-2012.


The Departmental Awards Ceremony took place on Monday, April 25, 2011. Program and pictures of the event will be available on the departmental website shortly. You can also view the award winning GER 102 video at Congratulations again to all those honored!


Professor Emerita Marianne Kalinke has published 'The Arthur of the North: The Arthurian Legend in the Norse and Rus' Realms', Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011. Pp. ix + 223.

Professor Mara R. Wade has published “Gender, Conviviality, and Publication History in Georg Philipp Harsdörffer’s Stamm- und Stechbüchlein (1654),” ed. Alison Adams and Philip Ford. Geneva: Droz, 2011, 255-274.

Professor Yasemin Yildiz has published "Governing European Subjects: Tolerance and Guilt in the Discourse of 'Muslim Women'." Cultural Critique 77.1 (2011): 70-101.


Professor Cori Crane presented the paper "Heteroglossia in L2 Narrative Writing: Linking Content Knowledge and Language Use" at the Midwest Symposium in Germanic Studies 2011 in Champaign, IL on Friday, April 15.

Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport co-organized the Stage II Research Symposium held at KTH Stockholm, Sweden, May 4-6. This Symposium is part of a campus-wide effort of INSPIRE: The Illinois-Sweden Program in Research and Educational Exchange. A symposium and program description is available at

The University of Illinois was well represented at this year's Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies conference in Chicago, April 28-30.

Professor Mara Wade has been invited to present the following lectures: