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Miriam Borden

PhD Student Contact miriam.borden@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours tba Background I hold a B.A. in Jewish Studies (Hons., 2014) and an M.A. in Yiddish Studies (2018) from the University of Toronto. Through the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture, I pursue research interests in postwar Yiddish culture, Yiddish publishing, and the material history of Yiddish libraries and sound archives. On the side, I love to research the food history of Jewish immigrants in the twentieth century. My dissertation research is on the Canadian-American Yiddish folksong collector Ruth Rubin, who amassed an archive of over 2,000 Yiddish songs from Jewish immigrants between the 1940s and the 1960s. I am a frequent researcher at the Ontario Jewish Archives Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, where I have worked as an Assistant Archivist and translator. Through the Archives, I lead public and private walking tours of the historically Jewish Kensington Market neighbourhood; when possible, I like to include Yiddish sources such as newspaper articles, advertisements, and poetry by Yiddish writers from the 1920s and 1930s. I have researched and translated portions of Toronto’s Yiddish daily newspaper, Der Yidisher Zhurnal, and written for the Canadian Jewish News on ... Read More »

Florian Müller

PhD Student Contact florian.mueller@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Fri 10:30 – 11:30 am–12 pm, and by appointment Classes 2021-22 tba Background I did my undergraduate in German Studies and History at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt (Main) where I also received my master’s degree in German Studies in 2019. My doctoral research focuses on medieval and Early Modern German literature and I am especially interested in the relationship between early print and manuscript culture. Accordingly, I am enrolled in the collaborative program in Book History and Print Culture. In order to investigate how materiality informs the construction of text and vice versa, I am examining the 15th and 16th century manuscripts and printed editions comprising the so-called ‘Books of Heroes.’ This corpus transmits heroic poetry, a genre with a rich and multi-faceted literary history. Due to their seemingly dated nature – stanzaic form and archaic contents – the ‘Books of Heroes’ provide rich material for questions concerning transmission and canon formation, the dissemination of literature in the Early Modern period, the aesthetics of reception, and the materiality of texts. Since hands-on experience in letterpress printing is of immense value for my research, I am excited to be currently working as a ... Read More »

Nathalie Roethlisberger

MA Student Contact n.roethlisberger@mail.utoronto.ca Courses 2021-22 GER100 (L0201) Office Hours Mon 3-4, Wed 12-1 Background I was born and raised in Switzerland, where I received a B.A. in Pre-Primary and Primary School Teaching from the Pädagogische Hochschule. After obtaining my undergraduate degree, I worked as a kindergarten, primary school and German as a Foreign Language teacher in Switzerland. German is my mother tongue and I am excited for the opportunity to teach at UofT. Read More »

Jingyi Yang

MA Student Contact jyi.yang@mail.utoronto.ca Classes 2021-22 GER100 L5201 Office Hours Mon 11-12 , Thu 2-3 Read More »