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9 years ago
If you like German words like ' Fahrvergnügen', listen to Tokyo Hotel or Rammstein, enjoy Nutella, and are thinking of visiting the Oktoberfest, perhaps you'd like to find out what else the German-speaking world is all about you should take a look...
9 years ago
What does it mean to live in more than one language? Is “being multilingual” a personal talent, a burden of circumstance, a political necessity, a source of pleasure and knowledge, or a curse of history? In the new interdisciplinary honors seminar "...
9 years ago
Prof. Albrecht Classen published a new book, War and Peace: Critical Issues in European Societies and Literature, 800-1800, an edited volume, together with Nadia Margolis (Berlin and New York: De Gruyter). This volume is available in print and in e-...
10 years ago
Please take a moment to browse our Department Newsletter for the upcoming academic year. If you're involved with the Department on a regular basis, chances are there's a mention or a picture of you somewhere in its 24 pages! If you're new to the...
10 years ago
Several UA employees were honored for their outstanding work during the 2011 Staff Awards for Excellence ceremony. The Staff Awards for Excellence, presented annually by the UA Staff Advisory Council, the Appointed Professionals Advisory Council,...
10 years ago
The end of my undergraduate years was similar to what I imagine to be common among liberal arts grads. I had a career field in mind, even an internship and several video projects under my belt. With an elegantly crafted résumé and the best of...
10 years ago
If you’re feeling a bit out of your element, you’re in the right place.  The event “Fisch Out of Water” was designed to celebrate the aesthetic uniqueness that your native tongue brings to your foreign language—quirks, trips of the tongue...
10 years ago
Social networking in the 18th century was every bit as elaborate, dramatic, and rich a cultural phenomenon as it is today. Wilhelm Heinse's 1787 epistolary painter-novel Ardinghello and the Blissful Islands is an unruly and precarious literary-...
10 years ago
Although we often think that scholars have ploughed through all available archives and libraries for important texts or images from the past, that is not true. A recent case was Professor Albrecht Classen’s rediscovery of the poetry and music by the...
10 years ago
Professor Classen was recently elected Vice President/President Elect of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA). RMMLA is a regional organization, one of six independent branches of the Modern Language Association of America. The non...
10 years ago
German Studies Profs. David Gramling and Chantelle Warner have published their co-authored article “Toward a Contact Pragmatics of Literature: Habitus, Text, and the Advanced L2 Classroom" in the 2010 AAUSC volume Critical and Intercultural Theory...
10 years ago
Professor Albrecht Classen took his class German 430 Crossing Borders/Crossing Cultures on an excursion in November 2010 to San Xavier del Bac, south of Tucson, which used to be one of the many missions that the Jesuit Padre Eusebio Kino had founded...

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