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Somaia Mostafa

M.A. Student Contact somaia.mostafa@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Tue 10-12, OH307 Read More »

Karolin Rabey

Ph.D Student Contact karolin.rabey@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Fri 3-5 Courses 2018-2019 GER100Y (FALL) L5101 Introduction to German, Monday, Wednesday 6-8 pm Background I studied at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg from 1999 until 2005 and obtained a M.A. degree in German in English. After living and acquiring my first experiences as a teacher in San Sebastián, Spain, I returned to Heidelberg and passed my 1st state examination in 2007. Then I entered my teacher’s training at a Middle and High School in Ulm, Germany, and worked there as a German and English teacher until 2015. After moving to Canada and taking care of our now 2-year-old son and working as a private tutor, I am now looking forward to being back at university and being able to focus again on my interest and passion for German literature and cinema. Read More »

Virginia Shewfelt

Ph.D Student Contact virginia.shewfelt@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Wed 10-12, Room 307 Courses 2018-2019 GER100Y L0301 FALL Introduction to German Monday - 11-1 Background I hold a Bachelor of Arts in German and Anthropology (2016) from Memorial University of Newfoundland as well as a Master of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literatures (2018) from University of Toronto. My research focuses on collective memory of the Holocaust in Germany. Read More »

Jake Wakelin

Course Instructor Contact info jake.wakelin@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours: TBA Read More »

Tobias René Wilczek

Ph.D. Student Contact tobi.wilczek@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Mon 10-12 Current Courses Fall 2019 GER200Y (L0101) Background I joined the Ph.D. Program in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures after obtaining an Hon. Bachelor of Arts in German Studies and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where I am currently researching about philological implications in the works of Franz Kafka and Paul Celan. My interests remain widespread, having previously researched in archives in Germany and presented on Bertolt Brecht, Herta Müller, and more recently, Walter Benjamin. From April to August 2017, I researched at the Humboldt University under the supervision of Prof. Joseph Vogl, while also participating in the PhD-Net “Das Wissen der Literatur” in cooperation with Harvard University, Princeton University, and University of California, Berkeley. Since September 2017, I also work as Editorial Assistant for the CAUTG’s Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies. Aside from academic research, I have also written for the The Conversation. My most recent article "How youth influenced the EU election — and could do the same in Canada" has also been re-published by U of T News, the Vancouver Sun, and was featured on the Global News Vancouver radio. Lectures and Presentations 03/2018: “Elementary Media: ... Read More »

Departmental Committees 2014-2015

Executive Committee Markus Stock (Chair) John Noyes (Acting Associate Chair, Undergrad. Studies, ex officio) Stefan Soldovieri (Associate Chair, Grad. Studies, ex officio) Policy Committee Markus Stock (Chair) Hang-Sun Kim (ex officio) John Noyes (ex officio) Stefan Soldovieri (ex officio) Angelica Fenner (elected member) Anna Shternshis (elected member) Faculty Representative on the Arts & Science Council Mike Hager Graduate Program Committee Stefan Soldovieri (Chair, ex officio) Angelica Fenner Willi Goetschel (Spring) Anna Shternshis (Fall) Student Representative: Christin Bohnke Undergraduate Curriculum Committee John Noyes (Chair, ex officio) Hang-Sun Kim (ex officio) Erol Boran Student Representative: TBA Grants & Fellowship Subcommittee Stefan Soldovieri (Chair, ex officio) Angelica Fenner Willi Goetschel (Spring) Anna Shternshis (Fall) Placement Subcommittee Hang-Sun Kim (Chair, ex officio) Erol Boran (Fall) Willi Goetschel (Spring) John Noyes Departmental Study Abroad Officer Erol Boran Departmental Liaison to Goethe-Institut Erol Boran Liaison and PR Subcommittee Angelica Fenner (Chair) Erol Boran PTR Committee Markus Stock (Chair, ex officio) Stefan Soldovieri (ex officio) John Noyes (ex officio) Willi Goetschel (elected member) Promotions Committee Markus Stock (Chair) Rebecca Comay Neil ten Kortenaar John Noyes Stefan Soldovieri Library Liaison Erol Boran CERES/JIGES Representative Markus Stock GSSU German Studies Students Union Christine Pitson GYGSA (German/Yiddish Graduate Students Association) ... Read More »

Departmental Committees 2015-2016

Executive Committee Markus Stock (Chair) Angelica Fenner (Associate Chair, Grad. Studies, ex officio) Christine Lehleiter (Acting Associate Chair, Undergrad. Studies, ex officio) Policy Committee Markus Stock (Chair) Angelica Fenner (ex officio) Hang-Sun Kim (ex officio) Christine Lehleiter (ex officio) Willi Goetschel (elected member) Stefan Soldovieri (elected member) Faculty Representative on the Arts & Science Council Christine Lehleiter Graduate Program Committee Angelica Fenner (Chair, ex officio) Willi Goetschel Stefan Soldovieri Student Representative: Anna Stainton Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Christine Lehleiter (Chair, ex officio) Hang-Sun Kim (ex officio) John Zilcosky Student Representative: Tobias-Rene Wilczek Grants & Fellowship Subcommittee Angelica Fenner (Chair, ex officio) Anna Shternshis Stefan Soldovieri Placement Subcommittee Hang-Sun Kim (Chair, ex officio) Erol Boran John Zilcosky Departmental Study Abroad Officer Erol Boran Departmental Liaison to Goethe-Institut Stefan Soldovieri Liaison and PR Subcommittee Angelica Fenner (Chair) Erol Boran PTR Committee Markus Stock (Chair, ex officio) Angelica Fenner (ex officio) Christine Lehleiter (ex officio) Anna Shternshis (elected member) Workload Committee Markus Stock (Chair, ex officio) Christine Lehleiter (ex officio) Erol Boran (elected member) John Zilcosky (elected member) Library Liaison Willi Goetschel CERES/JIGES Representative Markus Stock GSSU German Studies Students Union Co-President: Norman Chung Co-President: Emily Tsui Vice-President and Journal Editor-in-Chief: Tobias-Rene Wilczek 1st ... Read More »

Departmental Committees 2016-2017

Executive Committee Stefan Soldovieri (Acting Chair) Angelica Fenner (Associate Chair, Grad. Studies, ex officio) Christine Lehleiter (Acting Associate Chair, Undergrad. Studies, ex officio) Policy Committee Stefan Soldovieri (Chair) Angelica Fenner (ex officio) Hang-Sun Kim (ex officio) Christine Lehleiter (ex officio) Willi Goetschel (elected member) Faculty Representative on the Arts & Science Council Christine Lehleiter Graduate Program Committee Angelica Fenner (Chair, ex officio) Willi Goetschel Mike Hager Student Representative: Teresa Sudenis Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Christine Lehleiter (Chair, ex officio) Hang-Sun Kim (ex officio) John Zilcosky Student Representative: Jonah Gadsby Grants & Fellowship Subcommittee Angelica Fenner (Chair, ex officio) Willi Goetschel Mike Hager Placement Subcommittee Hang-Sun Kim (Chair, ex officio) Erol Boran Mike Hager International Liaison Willi Goetschel Departmental Liaison to Goethe-Institut Stefan Soldovieri Liaison and PR Subcommittee Angelica Fenner (Chair) Erol Boran (Fall), Hang-Sun Kim (Spring) PTR Committee Stefan Soldovieri (Chair) Angelica Fenner (ex officio) Christine Lehleiter (ex officio) Willi Goetschel (elected member) Library Liaison John Zilcosky CERES/JIGES Representative Stefan Soldovieri Oral Defense Chairs Committee Mike Hager John Zilcosky GSSU German Studies Students Union Co-President: Jonah Gadsby Co-President: Joshua Rossetti 1st year representative: Alexander Young Secretary: Merlin Beier Treasurer: Abbie Liu Director of Communication: Livia Rrokaj GYGSA (German/Yiddish Graduate Students Association) ... Read More »