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Maryann Piel accepted for Notre Dame Berlin Seminar

Maryann Piel, Ph.D. student in Germanic Studies, was accepted into the 2019 Notre Dame Berlin Seminar whose topic this year is “Der Literaturbetrieb: Key Players in Germany’s Literary Institutions.” Seminar members will meet…

Zachary Fitzpatrick receives the Provost's Graduate Research Award

Zachary Fitzpatrick (Ph.D. student in Germanic Studies) has received the Provost’s Graduate Research Award for his dissertation project, Asia Through the German Lens: Asian German Filmic Encounters. Congratulations to Zach on being one…

Fruman and Marian Jacobson receive Distinguished Service Award

Fruman and Marian Jacobson, who provide support for students in the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics recently received the Distinguished Service Award. The Jacobsons support students in the School in the…

Bob Williams honored with special issue of Owl of Minera

The late Bob Williams, Professor Emeritus of Germanic Studies, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, was honored with a special issue of the Owl of Minerva, the journal of the Hegel Society of America. Prof. Williams, who’s…

Susanne Rott named to DAAD Alumni Assoc. Board of Trustees

Congratulations to Susanne Rott (Germanic Studies department head and expert on German applied linguistics) on joining the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Alumni Association Board of Trustees! She is delighted to serve on…

New Co-edited Volume by Heidi Schlipphacke

Heidi Schlipphacke has just published a new co-edited volume with Maura Hametz entitled Sissi’s World: The Empress Elisabeth in Memory and Myth (Bloomsbury, 2018).  Adopting a transdisciplinary approach, this book interrogates the legends about and continued global…

New book by Dagmar Lorenz

Professor Emerita Dagmar Lorenz has published her new book Nazi Characters in German Propaganda and Literature. Click here for more about Prof. Lorenz’s book.

German PhD students featured on LCLC website

German PhD students Christina Mekonen, Julia Koxholt, and Zachary Fitzpatrick were recently featured on the Language and Culture Learning Center’s website with their Tech Success Story. They talk about their project doing Video Essays in…

Sara Hall receives the Teaching Recognition Program award

Germanic Studies and Moving Image Arts professor Sara Hall receives the Teaching Recognition Program award. The TRP is UIC’s self-nominated, faculty-administered teaching award program who have documented their teaching excellence over the past three…

Susanne Rott was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune

Susanne Rott, Professor and Head of the Department of Germanic Studies, was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about the kickstarter language app Fluent Forever. You can read the full story of the Chicago…

European Book Club moderated by Patrick Fortmann

Patrick Fortmann, Professor of Germanic Studies, will moderate a discussion of Jenny Erpenbeck’s “Go, Went, Gone” on Thursday,October 19th at 6 PM. The European Book Club (organized by the Goethe-Institut Chicago and EUNIC Chicago) meets regularly for…

Sara Hall Gives Lecture at Milwaukee Art Museum

Sara Hall, Associate Professor and Director of UIC’s Moving Image Arts Program, gave the opening lecture at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s blockbuster exhibit of Lotte Eisner’s collection of objects, drawings and scripts related to…

Elizabeth Loentz Receives LAS Mid-Career Award

Dr. Elizabeth Loentz, Associate Professor of the Germanic Studies Department, received UIC’s LAS Mid-Career Award. The LAS Mid-Career Award offers support to tenured Associate Professors in their efforts to produce important research that…

Christina Mekonen received the Provost-Deiss Award

Germanic Studies Ph.D. student Christina Mekonen received the Provost-Deiss Award to help support her research for her dissertation, “Poetic Encounters – The Black-Jewish Lyrical Dialogue vis-à-vis the Holocaust.

Robert Ryder named 2017 Teaching Scholar

Dr. Robert Ryder, lecturer in the Department of Germanic Studies,  has been accepted as a Spring 2017 Teaching Scholar for the Center for the Advancement of Teaching-Learning Communities.

In/Between 2017 Call for Papers

The School of LCSL is delighted to announce the call for papers for our annual In/Between Conference, which will be held on March 9-10 2017. The keynote speaker is Susan Goldin-Meadow, Professor of Linguistics…

Zachary Fitzpatrick and Julia Koxholt at the 2016 Tech Teach

Zachary Fitzpatrick and Julia Koxholt presented their research on using video essays as an assessment tool at the 2016 Tech Teach conference: “Reaching Beyond Challenges.”  During their presentation “Implementing Video Essays in Your…

Dr. Hall lecture at the Milwaukee Art Museum

Sara Hall, Professor of Germanic Studies and Director of Moving Image Arts, will give a lecture on German Expressionist Cinema at the Milwaukee Art Museum as part of their Preview Celebration for the Haunted Screens:…

Julia Koxholt awarded Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship

Germanic Studies PhD student Julia Koxholt was awarded the Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship for 2015-16. Nine scholarships are awarded annually to foreign students studying at UIC and one scholarship is awarded to a…

Professor Schlipphacke gives Presidential Address at PAMLA

Professor Heidi Schlipphacke gave the Presidential address for the 113th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Schlipphacke spoke on “The Future of Melancholia: Freud, Fassbinder, and Anxiety…

Video Essay/Blog contest

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Rob Ryder selected to be Master Teaching Scholar

Dr. Rob Ryder, Director of the Basic Language Program in German has been selected to be one of the inaugural group of Master Teaching Scholars in UIC’s new Center for the Advancement of…

Jonathan Tillotson Receives DAAD Grant

Jonathan Tillotson, a Ph.D. student in the Germanic Studies department, has just received a prestigious DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) grant to conduct research in Germany for five months beginning October 1. He…

Heidi Schlipphacke receive LAS Faculty Research Award

Heidi Schlipphacke has received a research award through the 2015 LAS Faculty Research Awards competition to support her project, “Before the Family:  Kinship in the Early Enlightenment German Novel.”

Elizabeth Swanson receives LASURI research award

Elizabeth Swanson (major in Germanic Studies) and Sara Hall (faculty mentor) have received the Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) Award for the 2015-16 academic year. The UIC College of Liberal Arts and…

Sara Hall quoted in UIC News

Dr. Sara Hall is quoted on the importance of presenting research in “See the future of knowledge Thursday at Student Research Forum” an article in UIC News. 

CFP - Chicago Language Symposium

February 1 is the deadline for proposals for the Chicago Language Symposium, co-sponsored by the LCLC, DePaul, U of C, and Northwestern. Proposals from all languages and TESOL are welcome.  See below for…

CFP - In/Between

Sixth Annual In/Between Conference March 5-6, 2015 The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics invites papers based on all current research by our faculty and graduate students. No matter your topic, we’d…

CFP – 2015 LCSL Graduate Student Conference

We are pleased to announce the first ever interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago hosted by graduate students from different departments in the School of…

Kat Aldag, to present at InterGenerational Model United Nations

Academic Advisor, Kat Aldag, will present on Food and Agriculture Organization: Food Security in the Developing World at the InterGenerational Model United Nations. Kat Aldag is the Academic Advisor for all programs within the School…

Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes

UIC’s Germanic Studies Department and the Daley Library hosted “Dictatorship and Democracy in the Age of Extremes: Spotlights on the History of Europe in the Twentieth Century” through October 24, 2014.  The exhibit…

Kimberly Singletary receives NCA Dissertation Award

  The National Communication Association (NCA) has selected Dr. Kimberly Singletary, who served as a visiting lecturer in  Germanic Studies last year, as one of the 2014 recipients of the NCA Gerald R. Miller Outstanding…

Sara Hall receives EU Center grant

  Please join us in congratulating Sara Hall, who has received a 2014-2105 European Union Center of Excellence (EUCE) grant from the EU Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for her…

Dr. Meyer featured in AtLAS

Imke Meyer, Director of the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics, was profiled in the Spring issue of AtLAS. The entire article can be found here.

German major Jeffrey Saba places first at UIC Research Forum

  German major Jeffrey Saba won first place in the category Arts/Design/Humanities at the 2014 UIC Student Research Forum. His research project “When Violence Begets Violence:Examining the Mass Expulsion of the Sudeten Germans…

German major Jeffrey Saba awarded a DAAD study scholarship

  German major Jeffrey Saba has been awarded a DAAD study scholarship. With the DAAD scholarship, Jeffrey will pursue a two-year masters program in World Heritage Studies at the Brandenburgische Technische Universitaet Cottbus-Senftenberg in Cottbus. The program offers a multi-disciplinary, holistic…

Kerry Gawne wins Delta Phi Alpha Senior Scholarship

Kerry Gawne, German major and member of the Honors College at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is this year’s winner of the Delta Phi Alpha senior scholarship. This scholarship is given to…

CFP: In/Between 2014 -- Papers on All Topics Are Welcome!

The Soundscapes of Culture February 27-28, 2014   The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics invites papers connected to this year’s overarching theme of sound, as well as papers based on all…

Milwaukee Film Festival Unveils Line-up For Passport: Germany

The Milwaukee Film Festival, presented by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is proud to announce the line-up for its third annual Passport program. Passport: Germany will spotlight a selection of films made by eight German…

Sara Hall Quoted in Chicago Sun-Times Article

Sara Hall, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies and Chair of Moving Image Arts, was quoted in the Sun-Times. The Article, Chicago French Film Festival offers a la carte menu of old and new,…

Kerry Gawne receives study abroad scholarship

Join us in congratulating Kerry Gawne who just received the nationally competitive Phi Kappa Phi study abroad scholarship for summer study abroad at Humbolt University in Berlin.  

Mareike Mueller Receives Dissertation Award

Join us in congratulating Mareike Mueller, lecturer in the Germanic Studies Department, on receiving a dissertation award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German. Her dissertation, entitled “Learners’ identity Negotiations and…

Congratulations to German High School Day winners!

German High School Day 2013 Winners Each spring the Department of Germanic Studies hosts High School Day at UIC. German teachers and their students from throughout the Chicago area come to UIC to…

PhD candidate Katarzyna Kowalczyk receives fellowship

Germanic Studies PhD candidate Katarzyna Kowalczyk has been awarded a fellowship to participate in the eighteenth annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization, a joint project of The Holocaust Educational Foundation…

PhD candidate Derek Schaefer receives grant

Derek Schaefer was selected and awarded a travel grant to attend the weekend seminar on “New East German Literature” from June 6-8, 2013 in the Deutsche Literaturarchiv (DLA) in Marbach, Germany. The seminar…

PhD candidate Michelle Reyes receives DAAD Research Grant

Germanic Studies PhD Candidate Michelle Reyes has been awarded a three-month research grant from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to conduct research in Germany on her dissertation project, “The Spiritual Self in the Age…

Ph.D. candidate Derek Schaefer receives scholarship

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Derek Schaefer, who has been awarded a 12-month scholarship for the Academic Year 2013-14 from the Study Foundation of the Berlin House of Representatives (Studienstiftung des Abgeordneten Hauses von…

Germanic Studies major Jeffrey Saba wins scholarship

Germanic Studies major Jeffrey Saba has been awarded one of two 2012-13 Delta Phi Alpha scholarships. The National German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha, founded in 1922, has over 250 campus chapters in…

Elizabeth Loentz receives Fulbright

Elizabeth Loentz, Associate Professor and Head of Germanic Studies, was selected for a 2013 Fulbright German Studies Seminar award. The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) is the Presidentially appointed 12-member Board…

Michelle Reyes receives award for scholarship

Michelle Reyes and Helga Kauf-Berman were honored at the 17th annual LAS Recognition Dinner. Ms. Reyes, a Ph.D. student in Germanic Studies,received an award for her research scholarship and her benefactor, Helga Kauf-Berman,…

Prof. Loentz leads discussion on German-Jewish Relations

The German Language Society of Chicago’s first dinner program of the season was held under the motto “Never Forget” on November 13, 2012 at the Metropolitan Club in Chicago. Consul General Christian Brecht…

Sara Hall Chair of Chicago Film Seminar

For the second year, Sara Hall is chairing the Chicago Film Seminar, which convenes faculty and graduate students in film, television and media studies from academic institutions in the greater Chicago area throughout…

Sara Hall appointed co-section head

Sara Hall has been appointed co-section head for 20th and 21st Century Germanistik on the Program Committee of the German Studies Association.

Fortmann edits collection of essays on Büchner

Patrick Fortmann, Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, edited a collection of essays on Georg Büchner, which came out in August 2012. Further information and a picture of the cover can…

Jeffrey Saba receives Flaherty Scholarship

Jeffrey Saba, an undergraduate double-major in German and Anthropology, was awarded a Flaherty Scholarship from the Honors College to support study abroad at the Humboldt University in Berlin for the 2012-2013 academic year.