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Seniors 2020

Senior year is always extraordinary in many ways: the last two semesters of college (which itself was the telos of much of High School), the push t

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Seniors 2020
Congratulations Class of 2020

What is your favorite memory from a German class?
One of my favorite memories is hiking the Swiss Alps.

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Seniors 2020

What is your favorite memory from a German class?
I love Professor Nagel’s commentary. She tells the best stories

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Seniors 2020

What is your favorite memory from a German class?

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Seniors 2020

What is your favorite memory from a German class?

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Student smiling with Princeton University campus in background
Seniors 2020

What is your favorite memory from a German class?

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Smiling student in foreground with university stonework in background
Seniors 2020

What is your favorite memory from a German class?

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Student smiling with trees and campus setting in background
Seniors 2020

What is your favorite memory from a German class?

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Historic building in Munich
Princeton in Munich
Princeton in Munich

This summer’s program will take place from June 1st – June 26, 2020.

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Performers in a group for the Mother Courage event
German Senior Performance
Jaclyn Hovsmith in Lewis Center for the Arts Performance

Mother Courage and Her Children, Bertolt Brecht’s masterpiece of epic theater in an adaptation by Tony Kushner, about a family, trapped by socio-po

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Professor Sally Poor sitting on sculpture outside East Pyne
Faculty Award
Prof. Sally Poor wins Best Article prize...

Please congratulate Prof.

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Alumni

Princeton University Alumna Allison Fleming was fascinated with

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Book cover of Ambiguous Aggression in German Realism and Beyond
Faculty Publication

Our main words defining emotional states suggest that we have clarity about them: expressions like “love,” “hatred,” “anxiety,” or “sorrow” seem cl

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Faculty Room of Nassau Hall
Faculty Award

Congratulations to Brigid Doherty, Associate Professor of German and Art and Archaeology

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Janice Cheon, Charlie Liu & John Hoffmeyer perform in Chancellor Green
Concert

On Saturday April 13, The Princeton Chamber Music Society and Department of German presented an evening of Beethoven’s chamber music.

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East Pyne 2019 Princeton Preview
Open House

The East Pyne Languages Open House was held during Princeton Preview on Tuesday April 9th and Monday April 15th.

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Juliane Rebentisch Photograph by Holm-Uwe Burgemann
Faculty Appointment

The German Department is delighted to announce that the philosopher Juliane Rebentisch joined our faculty as a Regular Visiting Professor in the fa

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Certificate Program

Certificate in German Language and Culture

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Barbara Nagel
Faculty Award

Ambiguous Aggressions in German Realism and Beyond: Flirtation, Passive Aggression, and Domestic Violence

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Photo portrait of Ann Marie Rasmussen
Visiting Faculty

The German Department is pleased to announce that Ann Marie Rasmussen, the Right Honourable John G.

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Three students with Schubertiade Poster in East Pyne
Concert

On December 1, the German Department joined the Princeton Chamber Music Society and PhD candidate Rachel Bergmann in the Chancellor Green Rotunda f

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Summer School

Topic Announced for the 2019 Summer School for Media Studies:

The Technologization of Cultural Techniques.

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Jacket Cover Walter Kaufmann Philospoher, Humanist, Heretic by Stanley Corngold
Faculty Publication

Walter Kaufmann was a charismatic philosopher, critic, translator, and poet who taught with great success at Princeton from 1947 until his untimely

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Persistence of Folly book cover
Faculty Publication

Persistence of Folly challenges the accepted account of the origins of German theater by focusing on the misunderstood figure of the fool,

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Book cover of Stages of European Romanticism
Faculty Publication

Because of Romanticism’s vast scope, most treatments have restricted themselves to single countries or to specific forms, notably literature, art,

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Language Table

Forbes College hosted by Allison Murawski on Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm


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Students in Munich
Study Abroad

Princeton in Munich, the German Department’s study abroad program, concludes another exciting summer session in Munich, Germany.

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Student Award

Congratulations to Ron Sadan and William Stewart as 2018 DAAD Graduate Scholarship Award recipients.

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Students in 60 Minutes
On Air

The CBS program “60 Minutes” featured Princeton President Christopher L.

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Performance

Session was on Wednesday May 9th 7–10pm in East Pyne 205

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painting of theatre scene
Milestone

This summer, the German Summer Work Program (SWP) celebrates its 60th year connecting Princeton undergraduates with inter

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Lecture

Date: Thursday May 10, 2018

Time: 10:30am - 5:00pm

Location: Frist Campus Center

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Summer School

Scaling. What happens when we scale things up or down?


Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies
June 16–22, 2018

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Sigrid Weigel
Exhibition

Following her retirement as the Director of the Zentrum for Literatur- und Kulturforschung [Research Center of Literature and Culture (ZfL)] in Ber

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Student performs cello in Chancellor Green
Concert

Students, faculty and friends of the German Department in collaboration with the Princeton Chamber Music Society presented an evening of chamber mu

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Inka Mülder-Bach
Special Course

Professor Inka Mülder-Bach, one of the popular Permanent Visiting Professors on the German Department faculty, will be in residence in Princeton fo

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Student Award

At the annual German Department Holiday Party on December 6th, the Departmental Representative Prof. Thomas Y.

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Drawing of man with telescope
Summer School

Scaling. What happens when we scale things up or down?

Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies

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Spring 2018 Events

Please mark your calendars: the German Department program of lectures, workshops and symposia for the Spring semester 2018, organized by Profs.

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Dan Martin
Student Award

Sixth-year graduate student Jonathan Martin’s scholarship has been recognized with the AATG German Quarterly Graduate Stu

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Michael Curschmann
In Memoriam

Michael Curschmann joined the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in 1963 – soon after the department had be

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Poster of “Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari”
Film Series

The German Department Film Series for the Fall semester 2017 will be devoted to a program of striking new copies of both classic and lesser-known f

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Faculty Award

The Department of Germanic Languages at Princeton University would like to congratulate Sara Poor as a fellow of the National Humanities Center Fel

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Visiting Students

Ana Gabriela Dickstein Roiffe from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and Rafael Dernbach f

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Students visit the autumnal Weißensee Friedhof in East Berlin
Study Abroad

Prof. Joel Lande’s seminar Berlin: A Media Metropolis travels to the German capital over Fall Break

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Summer School

Challenges of Media Anthropology

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Study Abroad

Princeton-in-Munich, the Department’s summer program in Munich, Germany will take place from May 30-June 29, 2017.

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Marcel Lepper
Visiting Faculty

PD Dr. Marcel Lepper visits Princeton’s German Department as Short Term Academic Guest during the fall semester.

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Summer School

Start Making Sense?

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Andrew Nelson
Student Award

The Pyne Honor Prize, established in 1921, is awarded to the senior who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship, strength of character an

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Special Course

GER 321G – Summer 2016

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Bad New Days book cover
Conversation

Who: Hal Foster in Conversation with Devin Fore

What: Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency

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Student Award

Congratulations to the following for being elected to Phi Beta Kappa:

Philip Daniel Mooney

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Walter Hinderer
Faculty Award

Walter Hinderer will receive the Golden Goethe Medal, which has been given since 1910 as the highest honor of the Goethe-Gesellschaft, at a public

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Student Award

Cody O’Neil, along with Princeton University senior Bina Peltz, have been awarded 2015 fellowships from ReachOut 56–81–06, an alumni-funded effort

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Inka Mulder-Bach
Faculty Appointment

Professor Inka Mülder-Bach, one of three Permanent Visiting Professors on the German Department faculty, will be in residence in Princeton for the

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Devin Fore
Faculty Award

Professor Fore received the prize, which is awarded biennially for outstanding scholarly work in the field of Germanic Studies, for his book Realis

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Faculty Publication
Newly updated editions of the Undergraduate and Graduate Handbooks as well as the Guide to Independent Work can now be downloaded from the departmental website.

The updated versions of three key departmental publications – the Undergraduate Handbook, the Graduate Handbook, and the Guide to Independent Work

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Alumni

In 2013–14, three recent German Department PhDs attained academic positions in an extremely competitive job market, continuing the tradition that h

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Faculty Appointment
Profs. Katja Guenther, Leora F. Batnitzky and Jan-Werner Müller join the ranks of the Department’s trans-disciplinary Associated Faculty

Alongside its already highly interdisciplinary full-time faculty, the German Department also has a very active and highly distinguished group of As

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Natalie Binczek
Visiting Scholar
Natalie Binczek (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) to spend four months working on the Gruppe 47 audio tapes

Natalie Binczek, Professor of Neugermanistik, insbesondere Theorie und Geschichte literarischer Kommunikation und ihrer Medien at the Ruhr-Universi

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Daniel Eschkötter
Visiting Scholar
German media theorist Daniel Eschkötter (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar) will be a guest of the Department working in the Kluge Archive

Daniel Eschkötter, Researcher and Lecturer in Media Studies at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, will spend the months of May and June in Princeton a

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Barbara Natalie Nagel
New Faculty
Barbara Natalie Nagel (LMU München) will join our faculty as an Assistant Professor in September 2014

The German Department is delighted to announce that Barbara Natalie Nagel, a wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin in the German Department at Ludwig Max

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Joel B. Lande
New Faculty
Joel B. Lande (Univ. of Chicago) will join our faculty as an Assistant Professor in September 2014

The German Department is delighted to announce that Joel B.

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Sigrid Weigel
Visiting Scholar
Sigrid Weigel, one of our three Permanent Visiting Professors, is back in Princeton for the “Spring” Term 2014.

Sigrid Weigel in Berlin and Permanent Visiting Professor in the German Department at Princeton, is once again spending a semester at Princeton.

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Gabriele Brandstetter
Visiting Faculty
Prof. Gabriele Brandstetter (FU-Berlin) will be teaching graduate and undergraduate seminars in the German Dept. in the upcoming Spring Semester

Prof. Gabriele Brandstetter is one of the leading figures in the fields of Kulturwissenschaften and Performance Studies.

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Spring 2014 Events

The Spring 2014 Departmental Lecture Series begins on February 20th with a lecture by Visiting Professor Gabriele Brandstetter (

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Alumni Publication
A sampling of recent books published by former PhD students in the German Department gives a sense of the range and quality of the work done in the doctoral program.

One metric of the range and quality of the doctoral work done by the graduate students in the German Department’s PhD Program is the following list

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Summer School
Applications now being accepted for the 2014 Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies which will take place in Princeton, NJ from June 15 – June 21, 2014

Fourth Annual Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies to take place in Princeton, NJ from June 15 – June 21,&nbs

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Inka Mulder-Bach
Visiting Faculty
Professor Inka Mülder-Bach, one of three Permanent Visiting Professors on the German Department faculty, will be in Princeton for the Fall 2013 semester.

Professor Inka Mülder-Bach, one of three Permanent Visiting Professors on the German Department faculty, will be in Princeton for the Fall semester

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Department News
With the start of the new academic year, there have been some staffing changes in the department.

With the start of the new academic year, there have been some staffing changes in the department. Thomas Y.

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Michael Saman
Visiting Faculty
Prof. Michael Saman will join the Princeton German Department as a Lecturer this Fall.

Prof. Michael Saman will join the Princeton German Department as a Lecturer this Fall.

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Student Award
Alice R. Christensen, Jeffrey Kirkwood, Hannah Hunter-Parker have been awarded important grants.

Alice R.

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Visiting Students
The Department will host three Visiting Student Research Collaborators for the Fall 2013 semester.

Ms.

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Faculty Publication
“Träger der Forschung bleibt die Publikation” – Niklas Luhmann

“Erst in der Form von Publikationen erreicht die moderne Wissenschaft autopoietische Anschluβfähigkeit.

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Harun Maye
Visiting Scholar
Harun Maye, Researcher and Lecturer in the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, has joined the Department of German as a Visiting Associate Professional Specialist for the spring of 2013.

Harun Maye, Researcher and Lecturer in the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM)

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Summer School
Third Annual Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies
Weimar (Germany) June 15–22, 2013

Call for Applications: “Reveals: Seams, Scars, Thresholds, and Frames”

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Inka Mulder-Bach
Faculty Appointment
Professor Inka Mülder-Bach of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, joins the Department as a Permanent Visiting Professor.

Professor Mülder-Bach received her PhD from the University of Tübingen after academic training at Tübingen, Oslo, and Berkeley.

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Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies Program at Princeton University has announced its 2012–2013 lecture series, “Religion and War”. Speakers include: John F.

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Hent de Vries
Visiting Faculty
de Vries is here as a Visiting Professor in the Council of the Humanities and a Stewart Fellow in German this Fall

Professor Hent de Vries, Russ Family Chair in the Humanities and Director of the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University, is a Visiting Profe

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Anna Tuschling
Visiting Scholar
Mercator Junior Professor Anna Tuschling (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) is conducting research at Princeton University during Spring 2012.

In June 2012, Tuschling will be part of the faculty of the Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies.

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Summer School
The German Department at Princeton University announces the Second Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies. This event will take place in Princeton, NJ from June 17–23, 2012.

Spaces of Media: The Second Annual Princeton-Weimar

Summer School for Media Studies

Princeton University

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Conference
This conference examines the role played by religious discourse in German culture in the early twentieth century.

Rhetorics of Religion in Germany, 1900–1950

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Alumni Award
In July 2010, the Princeton Alumni Association of Germany received an award by the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas”.

In July 2010, the Princeton Alumni Association of Germany received an award by the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas”, sponsored by the German go

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Summer School
The first international Summer School for Media Studies, a co-operation between the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar & Princeton University, will take place from June 6 - June 10, 2011 in Weimar, Germany.

The first international Summer School for Media Studies, a co-operation between the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (Internationales Kolleg für Kulturte