Author Archives: Helena Juenger

Departmental Committees 2014-2015

Executive Committee Markus Stock (Chair) John Noyes (Acting Associate Chair, Undergrad. Studies, ex officio) Stefan Soldovieri (Associate Chair, Grad. Studies, ex officio) Policy Committee Markus Stock (Chair) Hang-Sun Kim (ex officio) John Noyes (ex officio) Stefan Soldovieri (ex officio) Angelica Fenner (elected member) Anna Shternshis (elected member) Faculty Representative on the Arts & Science Council Mike Hager Graduate Program Committee Stefan Soldovieri (Chair, ex officio) Angelica Fenner Willi Goetschel (Spring) Anna Shternshis (Fall) Student Representative: Christin Bohnke Undergraduate Curriculum Committee John Noyes (Chair, ex officio) Hang-Sun Kim (ex officio) Erol Boran Student Representative: TBA Grants & Fellowship Subcommittee Stefan Soldovieri (Chair, ex officio) Angelica Fenner Willi Goetschel (Spring) Anna Shternshis (Fall) Placement Subcommittee Hang-Sun Kim (Chair, ex officio) Erol Boran (Fall) Willi Goetschel (Spring) John Noyes Departmental Study Abroad Officer Erol Boran Departmental Liaison to Goethe-Institut Erol Boran Liaison and PR Subcommittee Angelica Fenner (Chair) Erol Boran PTR Committee Markus Stock (Chair, ex officio) Stefan Soldovieri (ex officio) John Noyes (ex officio) Willi Goetschel (elected member) Promotions Committee Markus Stock (Chair) Rebecca Comay Neil ten Kortenaar John Noyes Stefan Soldovieri Library Liaison Erol Boran CERES/JIGES Representative Markus Stock GSSU German Studies Students Union Christine Pitson GYGSA (German/Yiddish Graduate Students Association) ... Read More »

CUPE 3902 Unit 1 on strike – Latest updates


Monday, March 9, 2015 Message from the Undergraduate Coordinator Dear Students in the Undergraduate Programs in German, You are probably aware that we still do not know how long the Unit 1 strike will continue. Since graduate students play such a central role in the teaching activities of the German Department, we are particularly hard hit by the strike. It is above all the language courses (GER 100, 200 and 300) that are affected. In all of these courses, classes continue to be suspended. The University has decided to keep its programs running during the strike which means that you are expected to continue learning, even though you don’t have classroom instruction. For this reason, we are asking students in courses where classes have been suspended to work through the course material at home. In order to make this possible you will be receiving a schedule of exercises for the coming four weeks. Please complete these exercises and self-correct as instructed. You will have to read the relevant chapters in the course book carefully in order to complete the exercises. We have informed the graduate students in our department of this course of action. There will be no tutorials in ... Read More »

Making Connections at b2B Workshops

b2B Career Panel

The Department Germanic Languages and Literatures invites you to participate in the Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program. Throughout the year, you will be invited to attend various b2B events such as networking events with alumni from the Department of Germanic Language and Literature, sit-down meals hosted by German alumni, Career Centre workshops and the U of T Next Steps Conference... Read More »

(En)Gendering Precarity: Maria Speth Film Retrospective. April 8 – 23

Maria Speth

Employing the realist aesthetics associated with the 'Berlin School,’ this German director explores wome and girls at the social margins. Post-screening discussions facilitated by Professor Angelica Fenner, with Maria Speth in attendance for the closing film DAUGHTERS (Töchter). Free and open to the public. Read More »