Professor John K. Noyes has been appointed Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. (2018-2019)
Professor Christine Lehleiter awarded the 2018 Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award.
Professor Anna Shternshis’ “Yiddish Glory” recording of lost Yiddish songs receives wide international news coverage 2018
Professor Anna Shternshis was featured in BBC’s article “Yiddish songs from WW2 brought back to life”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05zbw78 2018
Professor Christine Lehleiter awarded SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her project "Neurohumanities: What can we learn from the 18th century?" 2018
Professor Angelica Fenner awarded SSHRC Connection Grant in support of the conference "Transnational Perspectives on Black Germany," May 2018
Professor John Zilcosky awarded the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 2018
Professor John K. Noyes won the prestigious Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures for his book, Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism, published by the University of Toronto Press. (2016-2017)
Professor John Zilcosky won a SSHRC Connection Grant for the 9th Annual Toronto German Studies Symposium 2016, entitled “Sports: Allure and Ethics”.
German Department Alumni Ambassador and Executive in Residence Joan Andersen won an Arbor Award (2015-2016).
Professor Anna Shternshis was awarded a 5-year SSHRC Insight Grant for her project “Yiddish Culture in the Soviet Union During World War II” (2015).
Professor Anna Shternshis won a SSHRC Connection Grant for the 2015 Toronto German Studies Symposium of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature, entitled “Global Yiddish Culture 1938 – 1948.”
Professor John Noyes won a twelve-month National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for his project “The Legacy of Johann Gottfried Herder’s Theories of Cultural Difference and Universal Reason”. (2014-2015)
Professor Stefan Soldovieri was awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant for the international conference “Specters of the Other Germany: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall,” held 11-12 April 2014 at the University of Toronto.
Professor Willi Goeschel published the seventh volume of the Hermann Levin Goldschmidt-Werkausgabe: Haltet euch an Worte: im ganzen! Texte und Thesen (Passagen Verlag, 2013).
German Department Prof. Emeritus Heinz Wetzel published his novel Wo die Bäume im Wasser stehn (Athene Media Verlag, 2013).
Professor Markus Stock received a SSHRC Connection Grant for the international conference “Rethinking Philology,” Nov 8-9, 2013 at the University of Toronto.
Willi Goetschel took on the role of Executive Editor of the Germanic Review, one of the most respected journals in our field.
John Zilcosky won a SSHRC Insight Grant for his project “Uncanny Encounters: Literature, Psychoanalysis, and the End of Alterity.”
John Noyes won a SSHRC Insight Grant for his project “Globalization in the Age of Goethe.”
Christine Lehleiter won a Curriculum Renewal Initiative Award for the development of the new “Money and Economy” undergraduate course.
John Zilcosky won a twelve-month National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship for his project, "The Concept of the 'Uncanny' in 20th-Century Austro-German Thought" (2013-2014).
Willi Goetschel published his most recent book: The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought (Fordham University Press, 2012).
John Noyes recently co-edited together with Pia Kelber and Hans Schulte the volume Goethe’s Faust: Theatre of Modernity (Cambrdige University Press, 2011).
Angelica Fenner’s Race Under Reconstruction in German Cinema: Robert Stemmle’s Toxi (University of Toronto Press, 2011) was a finalist for the Theatre Library Award 2012.
Professor John Zilcosky was elected President of the Literary Theory Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) for a three-year term (2011-2014).
Professor Markus Stock was invited to the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies to serve as Senior Research Fellow, January - June 2012. He also recently took on the role of Book Review Editor for Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies.
Christine Lehleiter received a prestigious SSHRC Insight Development Grant that will run for two years (2011-2013) and was awarded for her ongoing research project, "Original Sin: the Quest for the Origin of Evil."
Angelica Fenner published the monograph Race Under Reconstruction in German Cinema: Robert Stemmle's Toxi (University of Toronto Press, 2011).
Angelica Fenner was awarded a residency with the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France and will spend Fall 2009 researching her book project on sound, space, and mobility in European Cinemas.
Willi Goetschel was the Charlotte M. Craig Distinguished Visiting Professor of German Studies at Rutgers University (spring semester 2009)
John Noyes won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) research grant for his project,Colonialism and the German Enlightenment (2007-10), $53,815
Anna Shternshis won a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) research grant for her project, The Evacuation and Escape of Jewish Civilians in the Soviet Union during World War II (2008-11), $62,000, and a Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany grant for her project (with Zvi Gitelman), The Soviet Government and Soviet Jewry During World War II: Soviet Policy, Combat and Evacuation (2008 - 2011), US$50,000
Markus Stock published Topographies of the Early Modern City (ed. Arthur B. Groos, Hans Jochen Schiewer, and Markus Stock), Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht Unipress, 2008
Markus Stock was Visiting Professor at the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University (spring semester 2009)
John Zilcosky published Writing Travel: The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey (ed. John Zilcosky), Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008
John Zilcosky was interviewed on CBC Radio’s “The Current with Anna-Maria Tremonti”: “ Abdelrazik/Kafka” (April 9, 2009)
Helena Juenger is the recipient of the 2018 Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Staff Award – Student Life!
Graduate Students Undergraduate Students
PhD student André Flicker won a highly competitive Connaught Award (for five years). All across the University of Toronto, only 27 were awarded for 2018-2019.
MA student John Evjen awarded CGS 2018-2019
PhD Candidate Vardit Lightstone wins Marcia Koven Award for Best Student Paper and M.A.A.Sh Scholarship 2018
PhD student Laurence Côté-Pitre won an OGS for 2018-19
PhD student Rita Laszlo won an OGS for 2018-19
PhD student Rita Laszlo won an OGS for 2017-18
PhD student Tobias René Wilczek won a three-year SSHRC CGS scholarship (2017-18).
PhD candidate Vardit Lightstone won a three-year SSHRC CGS scholarship (2017-18).
MA student Laurence Côté-Pitre won an OGS for 2016-17
PhD student Vardit Lightstone won an OGS for 2016-17 (declined)
PhD candidate Christin Bohnke was awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Award and won an OGS for 2016-17 (declined) and a Joint Initiative in German and European Studies Grant.
PhD candidate Marlo Burks won an OGS for International Students for 2015-16.
PhD student Will Ohm won a three-year SSHRC CGS scholarship (2015-16).
German Department undergraduate student Emily Tsui won a Gavin Nowlan Campus Student Leadership Award & Katharine Ball Graduating Award for Course Unions (2015-16).
PhD candidate Teresa Sudenis received an OGS for 2015-16 and an SGS Travel Research Grant.
German Department undergraduate student Tobias Wilczek won a very competitive University of Toronto Excellence Award (2015). Less than twenty are awarded each year among all undergraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
PhD candidate Christin Bohnke received two prestigious awards: the Zantop Travel Award of the Coalition of Women in German and a Fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (2015).
PhD candidate Marlo Burks was appointed the first ever Amilcare Iannucci Graduate Fellow in the Humanities at the Jackman Humanities Institute (2015-16).
PhD student William Ohm won an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for 2014-15.
PhD candidate Marlo Burks won an OGS for International Students for 2014-15.
German Department undergraduate student Tobias-Rene Wilczek and the German Studies Student Union won a FAS Dean’s Student Initiative Grant for the creation of the German Studies Undergraduate Journal, Zeitgeist (2014-15).
Nicole Perry (Ph.D. 2011) won a prestigious 2-year Lise-Meitner Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Austrian Science Fund, to be held at the University of Vienna (2014).
Ph.D. candidate Vasuki Shanmuganathan accepted a position as CLT Lecturer in the German Department at Queen’s University.
Incoming M.A. Student Elise Polkinghorne won an Agnes M. Ireland Award, which was only awarded to five students this year at U of Toronto (2013-14).
Incoming M.A. student Vanessa Pfeiffer won a University of Toronto Excellence Award. Less than twenty are awarded each year among all undergraduate students in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
PhD candidate Teresa Sudenis won an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for 2013-14.
PhD student Marlo Burks won an OGS for International Students 2013-14.
Doctoral candidate Stefana Gargova won the 2011-2012 TATP Teaching Excellence Price of the University of Toronto as well as a Dissertation Completion Award.
Doctoral candidate Lara Pehar won an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for 2012-13.
Ph.D. student Anna Stainton was rewarded a continuous multi-year Jackman Humanities Graduate Fellowship.
Lara Pehar was awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Award and a Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined) for 2011/12.
Nicole Perry and Andrew Warren were each awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarships for 2011/12.
John Koster and Vasuki Shanmuganathan were each granted Doctoral Completion Awards for 2011/12.
Marlo Burks was awarded the International Connaught Scholarship and the Avie Bennett Award, 2011/12.
Anna Stainton received an Avie Bennett Award and was also nominated as Junior Fellow of the Jackman Humanities Institute.
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