News

  • New book by Catriona MacLeod

    October 19, 2013

    Fugitive Objects: Sculpture and Literature in the German Nineteenth Century, forthcoming in December from Northwestern University Press.

  • Rammstein and Herder?

    October 11, 2013

    Simon Richter argues that Johann Gottfried Herder is the "father of rock and roll." in an essay in a new anthology called Rammstein on Fire: New Perspectives on the Music and Performances, edited by John T. Littlejohn and Michael T. Putnam.

  • Penn Alumna Wins the Coalition of Women in German Dissertation Prize

    October 11, 2013

    WIG has just announced that Claire "CJ" Jones has won this prestigious award for her dissertation on Communal Song and the Theology of Voice in Medieval German Mysticism.

  • Penn Presence at the GSA

    October 11, 2013

    Participants at the German Studies Association Meeting in early October in Denver couldn't help but notice a strong Penn presence. There were so many Penn people, we are planning to host a cash-bar for Penn alumni at the next GSA.

  • A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish 1586-1987

    October 11, 2013

    Check out the announcement by Stanford University Press of Kathryn Hellerstein's book, A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987!

  • Join the Penn German Club

    September 15, 2013

    The Penn German Club is a group of graduate and undergraduate students passionate about German langauage and culture. For more information on the Club's weekly Stammtische and other cultural events, please refer to the attached flyer.

  • Join the Penn German Club

    September 15, 2013

    The Penn German Club is a group of graduate and undergraduate students passionate about German langauage and culture. For more information on the Club's weekly Stammtische and other cultural events, please refer to the attached flyer.

  • Dan DiMassa in the Homestretch

    September 12, 2013

    This is Dan DiMassa’s final year in the graduate program and a lot of things are falling into place. He’s making terrific progress on his dissertation on the reception of Dante around 1800.

  • Where Are They Now?

    September 12, 2013

    Penn PhDs and ABDs assume new academic and non-academic jobs. Matt Handelman landed a tenure track job at Michigan State University. In his first semester he’s teaching a third year course called “Anders Gedacht” and a graduate seminar on German modernism.

  • Simon Richter Publishes Book on the Lola Film

    September 12, 2013

    The title is Women, Pleasure, Film, but the subtitle says it all: What Lolas Want. How many cinematic Lolas are there? At least 35 on his count.The title is Women, Pleasure, Film, but the subtitle says it all: What Lolas Want.