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January 21, 2010



Professor Helmut Loeffle, CCNY will deliver an Oldfather Lecture on Friday afternoon 22 January from 2-4:00PM in 4080A FLB on the subject "Teaching German in Afghanistan."

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Professor Laurie Johnson published "Die Lesbarkeit des romantischen Körpers – Über Psychosomatik und Text in Fallstudien von Karl Philipp Moritz und Friedrich Schlegel." In: Die Lesbarkeit der Romantik. Material, Medium, Diskurs. Ed. Erich Kleinschmidt. Berlin and New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009. 103-136.

Amanda Sheffer published a DVD review entitled "Counter Images: GDR- Underground Films 1983-1989 The Nonconformist Super-8 Scene" in EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies: Vol. 1: Iss. 1, Article 7 (2009). Available at:


Professor Mara R. Wade presented "Simplicissimus—Five Ways: Pairing Primary and Secondary Sources," in a roundtable on "Teaching the Early Modern Period" at the MLA in Philadelphia.

Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport presented the paper "Currents: August Strindberg's Creditors" at the Modern Language Association conference in Philadelphia, Dec 27-30, 2009. The paper was presented in a panel she organized, called 'Manipulations of Space and Time in Scandinavian Modern Drama.'


Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport has been appointed a Beckman Fellow as part of a Center for Advanced Study award 2010-11 (pending University of Illinois Board of Trustee's approval).

Professors Laurie Johnson and Anna Stenport were selected to serve on the Advisory Board of the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory.

Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport has been elected a member of the MLA Delegate Assembly for the period 2010-2013.

Professor Mara Wade was elected president of the Society for German Renaissance and Baroque Literature.