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Camden House Book Series Edited by Professor Elisabeth Krimmer

Congratulations to German Professor Elisabeth Krimmer, who has edited a new series of six books focusing on women and gender in German Studies!

Camden House Book Series Edited by Professor Elisabeth Krimmer
Women and Gender in German Studies focuses on the literary contributions of German-speaking women from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, as well as feminist approaches to canonical literature.

 

Congratulations to Professor Jaimey Fisher on your Humanities Connections Planning Grant

Jaimey Fisher, Professor of German and Cinema & Digital Media, and Director of the Davis Humanities Institute, and David Furlow, Professor of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, won a Humanities Connections Planning Grant in the amount of $33,505 for their project, Groundswell at the Intersection of STEM and Humanities. This one-year planning grant will allow Professors Fisher and Furlow to develop and pilot a two-quarter sequence of co-taught interdisciplinary courses for first-year honors students.

Student Project Spring '21

Channeling Arthur Schnitzler’s Leutnant Gustl (1900): a creative writing project in
GER 101B, May 2021, month fourteen of the Coronavirus pandemic

Graduate Student Kris Predeck wins Career Development Assistance Award from UC Davis Internship and Career Center

Congratulations to graduate student Kris Predeck! She’s the inaugural winner of the Graduate Student Career Development Assistance Award from UC Davis Internship and Career Center and Graduate Studies/their great program Grad Pathways:

 Here’s a nice write-up and interview with her:

 https://gradpathways.ucdavis.edu/news/congratulations-kristin-predeck-graduate-student-career-development-assistance-award-winner

German & Russian: Departmental Statement on Events of January 6

As scholars of two countries/cultures that have had extensive and tragic experiences with dictatorship, we want to decry in the strongest terms the events of January 6 at the U.S. Capitol. The U.S. President’s incitement and encouragement of an attack on the US Congress is a gross violation of the separation of powers, and checks and balances, at the heart of our democratic system.

Faculty Statement on Increase in Violence Against the AAPI Community and the Mass Murders of March 16, 2021

Department of German and Russian Faculty Statement on Increase in Violence Against the AAPI Community and the Mass Murders of March 16, 2021

The undersigned faculty of the Department of German and Russian express their outrage at the recent increase in violence against Asian Americans and the AAPI community in general. In particular, we stand in solidarity with the victims of the mass murder in Georgia on March 16, 2021 — and note with consternation that the police spokesman initially responsible for the case had himself tweeted anti-Asian racism within the last year.

Elisabeth Krimmer receives Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award

Congratulations to Professor Elisabeth Krimmer for being selected for a Graduate Program Advising and Mentoring Award. This award recognizes faculty providing outstanding service in advising and mentoring at the program level. Professor Krimmer's was selected due to excellent service to the graduate program, as well as her positive impact on graduate students and colleagues. 

"Congratulations Professor Krimmer!"




 

“Recent alumna Nossett publishes article on the ‘language of flowers’”

The editors of Feminist German Studies are delighted to announce the publication of volume 36, no. 1, the very first special issue in this history of the journal, with the topic "Collaboration in the Humanities." Congratulations to our thirty contributing authors! This issue’s cover illustrates the language of flowers, discussed in greater detail by Lauren Nossett and Luca Pixner in their article. The table of contents follows, with hyperlinks.

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER

We, the faculty and students of the Department of German & Russian, were shocked and saddened by the recent occurrences of racially motivated violence and murder. As students of German history and culture, we are acutely aware of the devastating effects of an ideology of white supremacy and of the German participation in the slave trade and exploitative colonialism.