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Feb 05, 2021
Dr. Sarah Bowden of King’s College, London, joined the German Studies Lecture Series on January 12, 2021. She presented a fascinating chapter from her upcoming manuscript on the nature of confession writing and performance in medieval Germany. Featuring readings in Middle High German and images of beautiful manuscripts, Dr. Bowden argued that confessional texts in the vernacular present a dazzlingly novel use of the German language, a literariness driven by the creativity of writing about sin. In Dr. Bowden’s words, her aim is "to foreground the way in which recognition of sinfulness, both...
Feb 02, 2021
Russell Berman, Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature, has received a grant from Stanford HAI for an Ethics and AI Project. Professor Berman will mentor Muhammad Yusuf Khattak, a Stanford undergraduate student. Opening the Loop is the tentative name for a documentary film being directed and produced by Muhammad Khattak (Stanford) and Joe Khoury (California Institute of the Arts). It is being produced under the guidance of Dr. Ruth Starkman, Professor Russell Berman, and Professor Gary Mairs (CalArts). The film seeks to critically interrogate how broader issues...
Jun 11, 2020
Cécile Alduy, Professor of French Literature and Culture and Chair of the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, recently wrote an article for The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University regarding gender and the COVID-19 pandemic. The article, "The Elephant in the Room is a Homeschooled Toddler (and Sometimes Three)" was published by The Clayman Institute on June 4, 2020.
Jun 05, 2020
It is with utter pain, rage and disgust at the abhorrent murder of George Floyd and the countless other victims of racism and targeted police violence that precede it that I write in the name of the DLCL community.   The DLCL stands in solidarity and compassion with all the communities that are hurt, threatened, unsafe, discriminated against just because they were born one color, rather than another, in one family instead of another, or, since racism goes hand in hand with misogyny, homophobia and other kinds of despicable bigotry, because of their sex, gender, origin, nationality, age...
Aug 30, 2019
The Department of German Studies at Stanford University is pleased to announce the Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship for 2020-2021 and to request applications, due by December 1, 2019.   The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship is open to professors at German universities with distinguished scholarly accomplishments in a historical humanities department other than literature, such as: History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Art History or Music History, with a specific focus on any area within German Studies. Applicants should have a strong record of teaching.   The Gerda...
Nov 30, 2018
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