Author Archives: Department of German

Michael Hager

Associate Professor of German Contact info michael.hager@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 324 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone 416-926-2325 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Tue 12-1 and by appointment Classes 2016-17 GER 200 Y Introduction to German II (L0201) Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 10-11 am GER 200 Y Introduction to German II (L0301) Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 11-12 noon GER 272H S Business German, Mon/Wed/Fri 12-1 pm Background Dr. Phil. Freie Universität Berlin 1988 Michael Hager is uniquely qualified because of his professional background in Second Language Acquisition and because of his work experience in the German business world. He lived and worked in Berlin for 20 years and completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Applied German Linguistics at the Free University of Berlin. He also worked 14 years at Siemens AG in Berlin teaching English and German as a Second Language. Currently he is responsible for Business German in the German Department at the University of Toronto. Books Hager, Michael and Ulrike Brisson. 2006. Deutsch im Alltag. Toronto: Thomson. Hager, Michael. 2003. Deutsch im Berufsalltag, Boston: Thomson. Hager, Michael. 1994. Target Fluency. Portland, OR: Metamorphous Press. Articles Hager, Michael. 2007. "Teaching Intercultural Competence in Beginning German." Forum Deutsch, 18-23. Hager, Michael. ... Read More »

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 3L5 Phone 416-926-2301 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Mon 1-3 Classes 2019-20 tba 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 the University of Toronto, I taught at Harvard and the Goethe-Institut Toronto.    Read More »

Christine Lehleiter

Associate Chair, Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of German Contact info christine.lehleiter@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 318 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone 416-926-2322 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Mon 11am -12 noon and by appointment Classes 2019 – 2020 tba 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 / Women’s Creativity Around 1800. Ed. Linda Dietrick and Birte Giesler. Hannover: Wehrhahn, 2015. 163-184. (“‘Art is the Call ... Read More »

Viktoriya Melnykevych

Sessional Lecturer Contact info v.melnykevych@utoronto.ca Office Hours Fall 2019 Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm Or by appointment OH312 Classes 2019-2020 GER 6000HF Reading German for Graduate Students     Read More »