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Eli Jany

PhD Student I received my MA in Yiddish Studies from the University of Toronto in 2020 and am excited to be returning to complete my PhD under the supervision of Dr. Anna Shternshis. My current research focuses on the work of Soviet Yiddish playwright Moyshe Pintshevski during the Second World War. I have a strong interest in translation, and work as a Yiddish-to-English translator of literary texts as well as personal documents. Outside of academia, I am passionate about fibre arts and cats. Contact eli.jany@mail.utoronto.ca Classes 2020-21 GER 260 Elementary Yiddish (winter term) Office Hours Wed 4-5pm and by appointment Academic BackgroundMA in Yiddish, University of Toronto, 2020 MSW, University of Toronto, 2019 Honours BSc in Biology, McMaster University, 2015 PublicationsSarah Reisen. “Three Poems.” In geveb, May 2020: Trans. Eli Jany. ConferencesPanel Chair, “Self-Making, World-Making,” 2020 Schwartz-Reisman Graduate Student Conference in Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto. Awards SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral, 2020 University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Science Top (FAST) Doctoral Fellowship, 2020 Granovsky-Gluskin Graduate Scholarship in Jewish Studies, 2019 Read More »

Dena Khamseh

Ph.D. Candidate Contact dena.khamseh@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Tue & Thu 3-4pm and by appointment Courses 2020-2021 Fall: GER 300 Intermediate German II - MW 8-10am Winter: GER 300 Intermediate German II - TuTh 1-3pm  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 »

Rita Katalin Laszlo

Ph.D. Candidate Contact rita.laszlo@mail.utoronto.ca Courses GER200Y1Y LEC5101 Office Hours Mon & Wed 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 ... Read More »