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Dr. Marlo Burks

Contact info marlo.burks@utoronto.ca Course Instructor Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 312 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Office Hours Monday and Wednesday 9am-10am, Odette Hall room 312 Classes 2018-2019 Advanced German GER400HF Monday and Wednesday at 10-12 Background Dr. Marlo Alexandra Burks recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. She defended her PhD in German Literature, Culture, & Theory at the University of Toronto in September 2016 and is currently working on revisions to her first monograph, Troubling Art: The Aesthetic Encounter in Hofmannsthal and European Modernism. Her work has also appeared in Monatshefte, Comparative Literature Studies, The Germanic Review, and Seminar. As a translator, she has published Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Writings On Art. Schriften zur Kunst for the series German Texts in English Translation (München: Iudicium Verlag, 2017) and “On Right and Left in Pictures” by Heinrich Wölfflin (in Grey Room). She enjoys teaching in the fields of literature, theory, and language. Read More »

John Evjen

MA student 2018-2019 Contact info jm.evjen@mail.utoronto.ca Office University of Toronto Odette Hall Rm 311 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Office Hours Mon 5-6 & Wed 8-8:30 Classes 2020-2021 GER100Y L5101 Mon & Wed 6-8 TAing GER323 Background John Evjen convocated from the University of Alberta in 2018 with an honours degree in German language and literatures. His undergraduate thesis dealt with Thomas Bo Nilsson’s dramatic installation entitled MEAT and its complexity regarding technology and altering human consciousness. In 2015, he joined the Inaugural Class of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College, where he worked with university sexual assault policy, which he sustains interest in today. Currently, John is a PhD student in the Germanic Languages and Literature department at the University of Toronto. Apart from university, he spends most of his time refereeing water polo, playing music, and cooking. Read More »

André Flicker

Ph.D candidate Contact info andre.flicker@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment only. Please contact me via my email. Classes 2020 – 2021 GER300 GER205 BackgroundStaatsexamen (Philosophie, Germanistik) Universität Mannheim, Germany, 2016. Master of Arts, University of Victoria, Canada, 2018. Assistant Editor The Germanic Review: Literature, Culture, Theory Research InterestsI would describe myself as genuinely curious, which is mirrored in the research I’ve been doing throughout my studies. Starting from my interest in short prose and its usage of narrative space and narration of space to dramaturgies of silence, the common thread of my research is the work of language and our reflective engagement with language as work. In my dissertation, I am exploring artistic forms of nonsense and contradiction as the last resorts for individuality. I focus on the work of Swiss and German Dadaists whose performance cabaret reveals the enduring relationship between German language drama and the concept of subjectivity. InfoI am currently organizing the reading group Ekphrasis: Text – Image Denkräume. In this interdisciplinary reading group we engage with texts of different genres that construct by their inherent intermedial drama such a Denkraum: We read texts from the major literary categories of novel, drama, lyric as well ... Read More »

Maria Harutyunyan

PhD student Contact info maria.harutyunyan@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Tue and Thur 8-9 pm Classes 2020-2021 GER100 Background I completed my hon. Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto with a major in Sociology and a minor in German and French. In 2020, I completed my MA in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto. As a current PhD student in Germanic Literature, Culture and Theory, my main focus is on environmental humanities. Aside from literature, my interests also lie in the field of visual arts and acquiring languages. My spoken languages include: German, English, French and Armenian. Teaching Positions Course Instructor, Introduction to German, University of Toronto, 2019 Awards & Scholarships Angela Hildyard Award for Academic Excellence, 2016-2018 Thomas & Beverley Simpson Graduate Achievement Award For Single Parents, 2019 Institutional Services Advisor, U of T Family Care Office Advisory Committee, 2018- 2019 Read More »