Author Archives: Helena Juenger

IBH Summer School Opportunities

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Learning German can be more than studying grammar and memorising vocabulary. It can also mean discovering the culture of German-speaking countries, spending the summer in the tri-border region of Germany's biggest lake in the heart of Europe, making international friends and gaining ECTS credits for it! Read More »

Current Research: Teresa Sudenis


Teresa Sudenis is a PhD Student in our Department. She studied German Philology in Wrocław (Poland) and wrote her Master’s thesis on Günter Grass’ Der Butt. Her family is of German origin and lives in Silesia, a province now located in the part of South Poland which belonged to East German territories until the end of the Second World War. Read More »

Alexandra Hoffman

Lecturer Contact info Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 326 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone 416-926-2327 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Wed 1-2 pm, Fri 12-1pm & 2-3pm and by appointment Classes 2017-18 GER 260 Y Elementary Yiddish, Wed 10-12 noon & Fri 1-2 pm GER 360H F Intermediate Yiddish, Wed 12-1 pm & Fri 10-12 noon GER462 S Advanced Yiddish, Fri 10-12 noon Background Sasha received a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan in 2012, with a dissertation focused on humorous representations of oppression within the writing of four classical Yiddish and Harlem Renaissance writers: Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Sholem Aleykhem, and Modkhe Spector. Among other things, Sasha is a student and a teacher of Yiddish language and culture, with a particular interest in leftist and women's writing.   Read More »

Martina Kumanatasan

Sessional Lecturer Contact info Office Hours Mon 5-6 pm, TF 101 & by appointment Classes 2017-18 GER 300HS Intermediate German (L5101)     Read More »

Astrid Lembke

Visiting Professor from the Free University of Berlin Contact info     Read More »

Peter Schweppe

Sessional Lecturer Contact info Office Hours Tuesdays 1 - 2pm, Ned’s Cafe (Goldering Centre) & by appointment Classes 2017 – 2018 GER150H S German Culture & Civilization, Tue 2-4 pm Read More »

Stefan Seeber

Visiting Professor from the University of Freiburg Contact info     Read More »

Miriam Borden

M.A. Student Contact  Background M.A. Yiddish, University of Toronto, expected 2018 B.A. (Hons.) Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, 2014 I am currently working on my M.A. in Yiddish at the University of Toronto. Until now I’ve worked exclusively with rabbinic text, focusing on narratology in rabbinic writing, so this is an exciting and refreshing new direction. I am a researcher at the Ontario Jewish Archive, working as an in-house oral historian, Yiddish translator, and tour guide for walks around the historically Jewish (and Yiddish) Kensington Market neighborhood; recently I collaborated with YidLife Crisis on their Global Shtetl segment on the Market. In addition, I am a fellow with the Wexler Oral History Project at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Professionally I am a baker, and adore working with puff pastry. Read More »