Author Archives: Department of German

Hang-Sun Kim

Language Coordinator and Assistant Professor of German, Teaching Stream Contact info hangsun.kim@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 307 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone 416-926-2301 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Tuesday 2-4 Classes 2018-2019 GER 100Y Introduction to German I - course coordinator GER 200Y Introduction to German II - course coordinator GER 300Y Introduction to German III - course coordinator GER 326H-S Writing Memory - Friday 2-4 GER1820H F The Teaching and Learning of German -Thursday 2-4 Background Ph.D. Harvard University 2012 I received my MA in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Toronto and completed my doctoral work at Harvard in 2012. My dissertation examines Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s literary representation of the crisis of authorship at the turn of the 20th century. Focusing on Hofmannsthal’s fictional letters and poetological reflections, it explores the slippery relationship between the author and the medium of his art, the origin of the symbol, and the status of literature in an age of ever-growing media competition. My current research interests include foreign language pedagogy, turn-of-the-century Vienna, philosophy of language, philosophy of aesthetics, and contemporary translingual literature by transcultural German-language authors. Before joining the German Department at ... Read More »

Christine Lehleiter

Associate Professor of German Contact info christine.lehleiter@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 318 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone 416-926-2322 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Monday, 4-5 pm Tuesday, 1-2 pm (on leave in Winter 2019) Classes 2018 – 2019 GER 321HF 19th Century German Literature - Monday 2-4 GER 430HF Stories of the Mind - Tuesday 11-1 Background Ph.D. Indiana University 2007 Selected Publications Books: Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2014. 323 pages. Finalist, Novalis-Preis 2016 Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain (ed.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. 368 pages. The volume is available on Knowledge Unlatched    Articles and Book Chapters: “Equilibrium Lost and Regained: Joseph Gottlieb Koelreuter’s Attempts to Conceptualize Plant Hybridization.” The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory 92:2 (2017): 125-142. “Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain – Thoughts on a Contentious Relationship.” Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain. Ed. Christine Lehleiter. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. 1-39. “’Kunst ist der Ruf einer Gottheit’: Therese Hubers Positionierung weiblicher Kreativität zwischen Naturgenie und Profession.” Weibliche Kreativität um 1800 / ... Read More »

Viktoriya Melnykevych

Sessional Lecturer Contact info v.melnykevych@utoronto.ca Office Hours Spring 2019 Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00pm Or by appointment OH312 Classes 2018-2019 GER 6000HS Reading German for Graduate Students     Read More »