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Walker Horsfall

Course Instructor Contact info walker.horsfall@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Tue &Thu 4-5 in Kelly Library Café      Read More »

Maria Harutyunyan

MA student Contact info maria.harutyunyan@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Mon & Wed 1-2 Classes 2019-2020 GER100 L0401 Introduction to German 1 - Monday, Wednesday 2-4 Awards Recipient of the Angela Hildyard Award for Academic Excellence 2017/2018/2019.    Read More »

Eli Jany

MA Student Contact eli.jany@mail.utoronto.ca    Read More »

Dena Khamseh

Ph.D. Candidate Contact dena.khamseh@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Tue 4-5 in Odette Hall, Room 312, and by appointment Courses 2018-2019 GER100Y L0401 SPRING Introduction to German, Monday, Wednesday - 2-4pm GER100Y L0501 SPRING Introduction to German,Tuesday, Thursday - 2-4pm  Background MA German Literature, Culture and Theory, University of Toronto, 2013 BA Anthropology, University of Western Ontario, 2005 My dissertation studies the development of Nietzsche’s views on aesthetics in relation to Greek antiquity with particular attention to the “will to power”. Read More »

Iouri Koniouchine

MA student Contact info iouri.koniouchine@mail.utoronto.ca Classes 2018-2019 GER100Y L5202 (FALL) Introduction to German Tuesday, Thursday - 6-8pm Background I hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts in German Studies and Literature and Critical Theory from the University of Toronto, and Bachelor of Engineering from the State Maritime University in Nikolayev, Ukraine. I was named to the Dean’s List in 2105 and received Department Of German Student Award in 2015. My research interests include studying the interaction and mutual influence of the Slavic and Germanic cultures, especially their ability to enrich each other while preserving their distinct qualities, as well as the application of digital humanities to the field of languages and literature. In Fall 2018 I am teaching GER100Y. I am an avid camper and love to explore lakes and rivers with a canoe or kayak. Read More »

Elisabeth Lange

Ph.D. Student Contact elisabeth.lange@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Mon 4-6 Courses 2019-2020 GER300 L5101 MW 6-8 Background I received my Bachelor of Arts in German Literature and Language from the University of Leipzig in summer of 2016. During my studies, I took a semester abroad at Carleton University in Ottawa and did an internship as a creative writer and editor at UFA in Berlin. Research My research focuses on the works of Sibylle Berg and Marlen Haushofer. Through the lenses of psychoanalyses and affect theory, I investigate deviance, isolation, and negativity in the context of neoliberalism and the societal production of norm. Read More »

Rita Katalin Laszlo

Ph.D. Student Contact rita.laszlo@mail.utoronto.ca Courses GER 100-L5101/MW 6-8 Office Hours by appointment Background M.A. (2017) in Germanic Studies, University of British Columbia (Master’s thesis: “Understanding the Aesthetics and Materiality of Ver Sacrum, the Seminal Magazine of the Vienna Secession”) B.A. (2014) Hispanic Studies and Honours in Germanic Studies, University of British Columbia (Honours thesis: “Pseudoscience, Gullibility and Language”) OTHER: (2007–2010) Germanic and Hispanic Studies, International Relations, University of Manitoba (2009-2010) German Literature and Social Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany Publications / Published Translations Laszlo, Rita K. “Introducing Ágnes Heller's “Reflections on Gullibility,”” Telos, Issue 179, 2017:33-35; doi:10.3817/0617179033 Heller, Ágnes. Trans. Laszlo, Rita K. “Reflections on Gullibility,” Telos, Issue 179 , 2017:36-47; doi:10.3817/0617179036 Research and Interests 19th and 20th century German Literature and Thought, Enlightenment, Critical Theory, The Frankfurt and The Budapest Schools gullibility and its relation to language, types of knowledge, reason, the will to believe and judgement PhD dissertation focus a genealogy of gullibility in German literature and thought Conferences / Presentations “Vortrag zum Thema Leichtgläubigkeit,” (guest lecture, GER 430: Stories of the Mind with Dr. Christine Lehleiter), University of Toronto, Toronto, Nov. 27, 2018. “Between Gullibility and Thoughtlessness: From Ágnes Heller to Hannah Arendt,” (guest lecture, PHIL 385: Existentialism ... Read More »

Vardit Lightstone

Ph.D. Candidate Contact vardit.lightstone@mail.utoronto.ca  Background M.A. Folklore and Folk Culture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2015 B.A. (Hons.) Celtic Studies and Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, 2010 Research My research focuses on the personal narratives, performed in Yiddish, of immigrants from Eastern Europe to Canada, most of whom immigrated in the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. I am also interested in questions of genre, authority, heritage, and nostalgia as they arise in personal narratives. In addition to my work on verbal performances, I have worked with visual and folk art, as well as theatre, and the interface between all these different types of cultural expression; language(s) as a tool for creating, expressing, and contesting identity; and the politics of the folklore and heritage discourses. I am participating in a Joint Educational Placement PhD program with the Folklore and Folk Culture Program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as the Collaborative Program in Jewish Studies at UofT. I am completing my PhD under the guidance of Anna Shternshis (UofT) and Dani Schrire (HebrewU). Select Awards/Distinctions Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2020-17 Peter Lougheed Graduate Fellowship ... Read More »

Terrance McDonald

Sessional Instructor Contact terrance.mcdonald@utoronto.ca Office Hours Tue 11-1, OH323    Read More »