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Dr. Marlo Burks

Contact info marlo.burks@utoronto.ca Course Instructor Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 312 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Office Hours Monday and Wednesday 9am-10am, Odette Hall room 312 Classes 2018-2019 Advanced German GER400HF Monday and Wednesday at 10-12 Background Dr. Marlo Alexandra Burks recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. She defended her PhD in German Literature, Culture, & Theory at the University of Toronto in September 2016 and is currently working on revisions to her first monograph, Troubling Art: The Aesthetic Encounter in Hofmannsthal and European Modernism. Her work has also appeared in Monatshefte, Comparative Literature Studies, The Germanic Review, and Seminar. As a translator, she has published Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Writings On Art. Schriften zur Kunst for the series German Texts in English Translation (München: Iudicium Verlag, 2017) and “On Right and Left in Pictures” by Heinrich Wölfflin (in Grey Room). She enjoys teaching in the fields of literature, theory, and language.    Read More »

Marten Henning

MA student 2018-2019 Contact info marten.henning@mail.utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall Rm 311 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Office Hours Thursday 4-6 Classes 2018-2019 GER100 L0102 Introduction to German - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9-10    Read More »

Christina Wang

MA student 2018-2019 Contact info menglin.wang@mail.utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4  Background My passion to learn the German language began in high school, where I was exposed to the value of integrating language and culture. I began teaching myself German through online resources in 2013, and it was not until the summer of 2015 that I finally took my first official German Language course. I spent a month in the Universität Konstanz learning German and fell in love with it. I promptly decided that I would make it a part of my future. I completed a major in German Studies before finishing my H.BS. from the University of Toronto in Neuroscience in June 2018. Now, I look forward to continuing my studies in my M.A.    Read More »

John Evjen

MA student 2018-2019 Contact info jm.evjen@mail.utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall Rm 311 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Office Hours Monday 12-1pm and Wednesday 4:30-5:30 Classes 2018-2019 GER100 L5102 Introduction to German - Monday, Wednesday 6-8 Background After two academic exchanges to Germany, John Evjen began his undergraduate studying focusing on German language and literatures at the University of Alberta, convocating in 2018. In 2015, he joined the Inaugural Class of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, where he worked with university sexual assault policy and sustainable energy development. Currently, John is a Masters student in the Germanic Languages and Literature department at the University of Toronto. Apart from university, he is a water polo referee and musician.    Read More »

Nicola Vöhringer

Visiting Assistant Professor of German and History Contact info nicola.vohringer@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 303 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Fax: 416-926-2329 Administration: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Tuesdays 3-5 pm, as of Winter 2019 Classes 2018-2019 GER205 Introduction to German Literature I - Tuesday 1-3, Thursday 1-2 HIS389 Topics in History: Media in the Middle Ages Background Nicola Vöhringer studied Modern German Literature, Medieval German Studies, and Religious Studies at the University of Tübingen and the University of Strasbourg, and received her MA from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She completed her doctoral work at the University of Toronto in 2017 with a dissertation on the role of sound and acoustic perception in late medieval devotional culture and mysticism. Focusing on the sensory participation of lay audiences in the medieval mass and the reception of mystical writings in a female monastic context, her research explores questions of premodern medialities, devotional practices, medieval textual aesthetics, and concepts and practices of space and place. Nicola Vöhringer has taught courses on German language, literature, and culture at the University of Toronto (2009 - 2015), and the National Tajik University and Russian Tajik Slavonic University in Tajikistan (2015 - 2018). ... Read More »

Iouri Koniouchine

MA student Contact info iouri.koniouchine@mail.utoronto.ca Classes 2018-2019 GER100Y L5202 (FALL) Introduction to German Tuesday, Thursday - 6-8pm Background I hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts in German Studies and Literature and Critical Theory from the University of Toronto, and Bachelor of Engineering from the State Maritime University in Nikolayev, Ukraine. I was named to the Dean’s List in 2105 and received Department Of German Student Award in 2015. My research interests include studying the interaction and mutual influence of the Slavic and Germanic cultures, especially their ability to enrich each other while preserving their distinct qualities, as well as the application of digital humanities to the field of languages and literature. In Fall 2018 I am teaching GER100Y. I am an avid camper and love to explore lakes and rivers with a canoe or kayak. Read More »