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Newsletter of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

April, 2013

Just Published

Professor Mara R. Wade, “Von Nürnberg bis zum Baltikum: Der Pegnesische Blumenorden als Initiator literarischen Kulturtransfers,” in Vielheit und Einheit der Germanistik weltweit, ed. Franciszek Grucza and Jianhu Zhu. Publikationen der Internationalen Vereinigung für Germanistik, Vol. 4 (2012): 253-258.

Professor Anke Pinkert, (with Jose Cabrales, Gregory Donatelli, Michael Brawn),“The Transformative Power of Holocaust Education in Prison: a Teacher – Student Account,”,Radical Teacher 95 (2013): 60-65.


Professor Mara R. Wade has received a grant as "Senior Fellow des Landes Niedersachsen" to conduct research in summer 2013 at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbütel, Germany.

Congratulations to Miranda Wickham and Zachary Grotovsky on winning Foreign Language Area Studies Grants for 2013-2014!

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The following undergraduates conducting faculty-mentored research will be presenting at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on Thursday April 18 in the Illini Union.

Sarah Bragg, Junior, Department of Psychology, LAS, and student in GER 331, will present a research paper: A Century of Metamorphosis: Translating Kafka in Context

Two groups of students, including Jean Abbott, Philipp Brumbaugh, Patricia Fleming, Heidi Heim, Jacky Mentzel, and Melina Nunez, all students in GER 199, will present posters on their research for "Digital Humanities: Emblematica Online."

Exact rooms and times will be announced here:

These students are all mentored by Professor Mara R. Wade. Please try to come to the Undergraduate Research Symposium.


Click here to view the program from the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Awards Ceremony And Delta Phi Alpha Induction held on March 13th, 2013.

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