Erol M. Boran

Associate Professor of German, Teaching Stream Contact info Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 309 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone: 416-926-2317 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Classes 2023-2024 Summer GER354Y A Tale of More than Two Cities (summer abroad course taught in Berlin) Fall GER100Y Introduction to German GER194H Our Vampires, Ourselves GER334H Turkish-German Intersections Winter GER205H German Literature 1 GER336H Focus on Berlin GER401HS Advanced German 2 Office Hours Tue 3-4pm & Thur 2-3pm Background M.A. Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg 1996 Ph.D. Ohio State University 2004 Erol Boran offers courses on German literature, language and theater, and directs the German student theater, Theater DU. He is a recipient of the Faculty of Arts and Science Outstanding Teaching Award (2019) and the Innovate German Award by the Canadian Association of University Teachers of German (2020). He recently completed the manuscript of a 1000-page German fantasy novel and is now in the process of revising it. His academic book, Die Geschichte des türkisch-deutschen Theaters und Kabaretts, was released in December 2022 with transcript Verlag. For more information, see his personal website. Book Erol M. Boran: Die Geschichte des türkisch deutschen Theaters und Kabaretts. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2022. Article Erol M. Boran: “Faces of Contemporary Turkish-German Kabarett – ... Read More »

Josh Dittrich

Sessional Lecturer Contact info Office Odette Hall 312 St. Michael’s College University of Toronto 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone 416-926-2319 Fax: 416-926-2329 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Fall 2016: Tue 1:00 - 3:00 Classes 2016-17 GER6000HF Reading German for Graduate Students Read More »

Angelica Fenner

Associate Professor of German and Cinema Studies Contact info Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 325 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Innis College, Room 325 2 Sussex Avenue Toronto, ON M5S 1J5 Secretary: 416-926-2321 Office Hours Mondays 130-3:30pm, Thursdays 2-4pm Classes 2021-22 Background Ph.D. University of Minnesota Teaching Interests German Film Cultures Transnational and Diasporic Cultural Production History & Theory of Documentary/Non-Fiction Film Weimar Culture Race & Representation World Cinema Film Music/Film Sound Film Theory Globalization Theory Theories of Affect, Material Culture, and the Posthuman Current Research Interests Animal Studies, New Materialism, and the Nonhuman Turn in Environmental Studies The thematics of migration in European cinemas, with particular attention to how spatial, social, and psychical displacement assume narrative form. Autobiographical Non-Fiction Film in Contemporary Germany Women's Authorship in Contemporary German Cinema Monographs Race Under Reconstruction in German Cinema: Robert Stemmle's Toxi. University of Toronto Press, 2011. 284 pp. Finalist, Theatre Library Association Award 2012 Author Footnotes at University of Toronto Press Website The DVD, Robert Stemmle's Toxi (1952) is now available for purchase from the DEFA Film Library at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. 'Extras' include an audio-commentary read by Angelica Fenner and Tobias Nagl. Co-Edited Anthologies The ... Read More »

Stefana Gargova

Assistant Professor of German, Teaching Stream Language Coordinator Contact info Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 324 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-1pm, Odette Hall 324, by appointment. Classes 2023-2024 GER100Y1 Introduction to German (fall) GER100Y1 Intermediate German 1 (fall and spring) GER272HS Introduction to Business German (spring) Background Ph.D. University of Toronto 2017 Stefana Gargova moved from Cologne to Toronto in 2007, after graduating with a B.A. and M.A. in Nordic and German Studies from Universität zu Köln, Germany. After receiving her PhD in Germanic Languages & Literatures from the University of Toronto, she went on to obtain her Master of Teaching from OISE in 2019. Prof. Gargova’s primary research interests are Second Language Acquisition and German as a Foreign Language – pedagogy, didactics and methodology, culture and identity in SLA, multiculturalism and the third space, SLA and adult learners, as well as online learning and digital pedagogies. Her interdisciplinary dissertation entitled “Culture, Identity and Attitudes of Immigrant Learners of German in the Context of the German Integration Course” was generously funded by JIGES, SGS and the Germany/Europe Fund. Teaching has always been at the core of Prof. Gargova’s work ... Read More »

Willi Goetschel

Professor of German and Philosophy Contact info Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 313 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone 416-926-2320 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Wednesday 4-5pm or by appointment Classes 2023-2024 JGC1855H S Critical Theory| GER320H F Age of Goethe: Revolution and Romanticism Background Ph.D. 1989 in German, Harvard University Lic.phil I[=M.Phil] 1982 in Philosophy, Universität Zürich President, Foundation Stiftung Dialogik President, North American Heine Society General Editor, Bamidbar: Journal for Jewish Thought and Philosophy Editor, The Germanic Review Editorial Board, Weimarer Beiträge Editorial Board, Lessing Year Book 2020 Recipient of the Moses Mendelssohn Prize of the City of Dessau 2012 Fellow in Residence at the Lichtenberg Kolleg, University of Göttingen 2009 Charlotte M. Craig Distinguished Visiting Professor in German Studies, Rutgers University Teaching Interests 18th to 20th century German Literature and Thought, Enlightenment, German Jewish Culture, Critical Theory. Current Research Interests I am currently working on a project that examines the emergence of how modern philosophy theorizes difference, otherness, and alterity. The project called "Difference and Alterity in Modern Jewish Philosophy" is supported by a grant of the Social Sciences and Human Research Council. Insight Grant 2012-2020 My previous research project "The Question of ... Read More »

Hang-Sun Kim

Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies Associate Professor of German, Teaching Stream Contact info Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 305 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone 416-926-2301 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours Fridays 1-3pm Classes 2023-24 GER100, GER195, GER150 Background Ph.D. Harvard University 2012 Hang-Sun Kim earned her PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Harvard University in 2012 and has been teaching German language, literature, and culture courses for the University of Toronto’s German Department since 2015. Her areas of specialization are German Foreign Language Pedagogy, Modernist German and Austrian Literature, and Literary Urban Studies. She is the organizer of the annual DAAD-sponsored German Language Teaching and Learning Workshop, which supports the professional development of graduate student and early-career German language instructors at Canadian post-secondary institutions from central to maritime Canada. Her most recent project is the International Student Experience seed-grant-funded Multilingual German Lab which is designed to provide targeted support for multilingual students of German. She is currently the co-lead of the Global Languages Initiative, which encompasses stakeholders from nine departments and five centres and programs at the Faculty of Arts & Science. Prof. Kim holds the Association of College and University Educators’ Certificate for Effective ... Read More »

Christine Lehleiter

Associate Professor of German Contact info Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 318 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone 416-926-2322 Secretary: 416-926-2324 Office Hours tba Classes 2021 – 2022 GER1540HS Revolutions GER270HS Money & Economy Background Ph.D. Indiana University 2007 Selected Publications Books: Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2014. 323 pages. Finalist, Novalis-Preis 2016 Reviews: Jocelyn Holland in Monatshefte 108.2 (2016): 304-305 Leif Weatherby in German Studies Review 40.1 (2017): 190-192 Stefani Engelstein in Goethe Yearbook 24 (2017): 313-315 Gabriel Trop in Eighteenth-Century Studies 51.3 (2018): 385-386 Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain (ed.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. 368 pages. The volume is available on Knowledge Unlatched Reviews: Steven Howe in European Romantic Review 28.4 (2017): 495-500 Christopher R. Clason in Goethe Yearbook 25 (2018): 305-306 Yevgenya Strakowsky in Monatshefte 110.1 (Spring 2018): 122-124 Joseph O’Neil in University of Toronto Quarterly 87.3 (Summer 2018): 339-341 Special Journal Issues: Reading Minds: German Studies and the Neurohumanities. Special issue of Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies 58.1 (February 2022). Articles and Book Chapters: “Reading Minds.“ Introduction to Reading Minds: German Studies and the Neurohumanities. ... Read More »

Victoria Melnyk

Sessional Lecturer Contact info Office Hours Friday 1- 3 or by appointment, OH307 Classes 2023-2024 GER 6000HF/S Reading German for Graduate Students Read More »

John Kenneth Noyes

Acting Associate Chair, Graduate Studies Professor of German Extraordinary Professor, Modern Foreign Languages, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa Vice-President, International Herder Society Contact info For graduate matters: Office University of Toronto Odette Hall 304 50 St. Joseph Street Toronto, ON M5S 3L5 Phone 416-926-2344 Office Hours tba Classes 2022 – 2023 GER305HF German Literature II GER410HF Intellectual History: Enlightenment and After GER1480HS Goethe’s Faust Background Ph.D. Cape Town 1989 Recent Fellowships and Awards Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connection Grant for Planetary Humanities workshop Vice Provost’s International Fund grant for Planetary Humanities workshop 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 ... Read More »

Rachel Seelig

Sessional Lecturer Contact info Office Hours tba Classes 2021-22 GER367HF Topics in Modern Yiddish/German Literature and Culture Background Rachel Seelig’s research focuses on migration, multilingualism, and cross-cultural exchange in German-Jewish, Yiddish and Hebrew literatures. She is the author of  Strangers in Berlin: Modern Jewish Literature between East and West, 1919–1933 (University of Michigan Press, 2016) and the co-editor, with Amir Eshel, of The German-Hebrew Dialogue: Studies of Encounter and Exchange (De Gruyter Press, 2017).  Rachel received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago. She has held research and teaching appointments at Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of Michigan, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of Toronto. Read More »