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 3L5 Phone 416-926-2344 Office Hours Tue 4-5 or by appointment Classes 2020 – 2021 Fall 2020 GER194H Fall The Age of Reason and the New World, W 10-12 GER305H Fall German Literature 2, M 3-5 & W 3-4 GER431H Fall Goethe's Novels, T 12-2 (cross-listed with grad) Background Ph.D. Cape Town 1989 Recent Fellowships and Awards Fellow, Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, Stellenbosch, South Africa. Project: Global Humanities (2020 and 2021) Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada Insight Grant for the project "Goethe's World" (2018) 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, best book 2014-2015. 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) 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 ... 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 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Mon 3-4pm, CJS, 170 St. George St, room 218 Classes 2019-2020 tba 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 Grammy-nominated 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 world and is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows worldwide (CBC, ... Read More »

Markus Stock

Principal, University College Associate Professor of German and Medieval Studies Contact info markus.stock@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto 15 King’s College Circle, Room H013 Toronto, ON M5S 3H7 CANADA Tel. 416-978-7516 Office Hours By appointment: Please contact uc.principal@utoronto.ca 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 funded by SSHRC, the Humboldt Foundation, and the German ... Read More »