Author Archives: Department of German

John Kenneth Noyes

Professor of German Extraordinary Professor, Modern Foreign Languages, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Contact info john.noyes@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 304 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone 416-926-2344 Office Hours Thursday 1-3 pm or by appointment Classes 2018 – 2019 GER 240H Fall German Drama in Translation - Thursday 10-12 GER 338H Fall Narratives of the Body - Wednesday 4-6 GER 425 H Spring Romanticism - Wednesday 2-4 JGC1740 F Humans and Things - Monday 4-6 CCR199 H S Common Humanity - Monday 2-4 Background Ph.D. Cape Town 1989 Recent Fellowships and Awards John K. Noyes, Herder: Aesthetics Against Imperialism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press 2015. Winner of Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures. National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for project The Legacy of Herder’s Theory of Cultural Difference and Universal Reason (2014) Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Project: Global Citizenship and the Practice of Being Human. South African Visions and the legacy of Enlightenment (2016 and 2017) Forthcoming John K. Noyes, ed. Herder’s Essay on Being: A Translation and Critical Approaches. Camden House. Forthcoming 2017. Recent Books John K. Noyes, Herder: Aesthetics Against ... Read More »

Anna Shternshis

Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish and Diaspora Studies Contact info anna.shternshis@utoronto.ca Office Anne Tanenbaum CJS Jackman Humanities Building Room 218, 170 St. George Street Toronto, ON, M5R 2M8 Phone (416) 978 8131 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Mon 3-4pm, Tue 2-3pm, CJS, 170 St. George St, room 218 Classes 2018-2019 GER1050H F Methods and Texts in Yiddish Studies - Tuesday 11-1 Background Anna Shternshis holds the position of Al and Malka Green Professor of Yiddish studies and the director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. She received her doctoral degree (D.Phil) in Modern Languages and Literatures from Oxford University in 2001. Shternshis is the author of Soviet and Kosher: Jewish Popular Culture in the Soviet Union, 1923 - 1939 (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006) and When Sonia Met Boris: An Oral History of Jewish Life under Stalin (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). She is the co-editor-in-chief of East European Jewish Affairs. Shternshis created and directed the Yiddish Glory project, together with an artist Psoy Korolenko, the initiative that brought back to life the forgotten Yiddish music written during the Holocaust in the Soviet Union. She lectures widely around the ... Read More »

Markus Stock

Chair, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures Contact info markus.stock@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 320 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone: 416-926-2323 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2321 Office Hours Monday 11-1 Classes 2018 -2019 GER1210H F Medieval German Romance - Monday 2-4 Background Dr. phil. University of Göttingen, 2000 Markus Stock teaches German language, literature, and culture of the Middle Ages. His additional teaching interests include German poetry from its beginnings to the present day as well as literary and cultural theory. He is cross-appointed to the Centre for Medieval Studies, where he teaches courses on medieval German romance and heroic epic, philological methodology, and Old Saxon. Markus Stock supervises MA and PhD students specializing in medieval and early modern (pre-1600) German literature and culture. He currently accepts supervisions of individuals who wish to specialize in these areas in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures or the Centre for Medieval Studies. Potential applicants are invited to send informal email inquiries to him. His research is situated in medieval German literature and culture, with a focus on twelfth- and thirteenth-century epic and romance, medieval legends on Alexander the Great, and medieval love poetry. It has been ... Read More »

Stefan Soldovieri

International Liaison and Associate Professor of German Acting Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies (Spring 2018) Contact info stefan.soldovieri@utoronto.ca St. George Campus Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 305 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4 Phone: 416-926-2341 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Thursday 10 -12noon Classes 2018-2019 GER 290 H-S Global Issues: German Contexts - Thursday 11-1 GER 310H-S Contemporary Culture & Media - Monday 6-8 GER1771H F Topics in German Cinema Studies: Remaking the Movies, Tuesday 2-6 *includes screening time Background Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison BA Duke University Freie Universität Berlin Universität Freiburg Teaching Interests German Cinema and Cinema Studies, 20th-21st Century German Literature and Cultural Studies, Cold War Culture, Popular Culture, The Future, Tactical German Studies Research Interests Remaking the Movies in German Cinemas: Art, Industry, Globalization The project opens up a new perspective on German cinema, examining the largely unappreciated role of the remake in the history of German cinemas from the beginnings of the medium in the mid-1890s to our multi-media and global present. Considering German reprises of domestic and international precursors, foreign reworkings of German classics, and concept films that self-consciously reflect on the idea of remaking itself, I explore the different modes of ... Read More »