Author Archives: Helena Juenger

(En)Gendering Precarity: Maria Speth Film Retrospective. April 8 – 23

Maria Speth

Employing the realist aesthetics associated with the 'Berlin School,’ this German director explores wome and girls at the social margins. Post-screening discussions facilitated by Professor Angelica Fenner, with Maria Speth in attendance for the closing film DAUGHTERS (Töchter). Free and open to the public. Read More »

Stefana Gargova

Assistant Professor of German, Teaching Stream Language Coordinator Contact info stefana.gargova@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 324 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Mon and Wed 12-2 and by appointment Classes 2019-2020 GER 100Y Introduction to German I - L0301 (Fall) GER 100Y Introduction to German I - L5101 (Spring) GER 200Y Intermediate German I - L0301 GER 300Y Intermediate German II - L0101 (Spring) GER 300Y Intermediate German II - L0201 (Fall) Background Ph.D. University of Toronto 2017 I moved from Cologne to Toronto in 2007. I hold a PhD in Germanic Languages & Literatures, from the University of Toronto, and a B.A. and M.A. in Nordic and Germanic Studies from University of Cologne (with ERASMUS exchange year at Uppsala University, Sweden). My primary research interests are SLA – pedagogy, didactics and methodology, culture and identity in SLA, multiculturalism and the third space, acculturation and social integration of adult GSL learners. My interdisciplinary dissertation is entitled "Culture, Identity and Attitudes of Immigrant Learners of German in the Context of the German Integration Course" and is generously funded by JIGES, SGS and the Germany/Europe Fund. Since entering the PhD program, I have presented ... Read More »

Sasha Hoffman

Lecturer Contact info sasha.hoffman@utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 326 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone 416-926-2327 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Mon 1-2, Wed 11-12 Classes 2019-2020 tba Background Sasha received a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan in 2012, with a dissertation focused on humorous representations of oppression within the writing of four classical Yiddish and Harlem Renaissance writers: Langston Hughes, Zora Neal Hurston, Sholem Aleykhem, and Modkhe Spector. Among other things, Sasha is a student and a teacher of Yiddish language and culture, with a particular interest in leftist and women's writing.   Read More »

Martina Kumanatasan

Sessional Lecturer Contact info m.kumanatasan@utoronto.ca Office Hours Mon 5-6 pm, TF 101 & by appointment Classes 2017-18 GER 300HS Intermediate German (L5101)     Read More »