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Miriam Borden

PhD Student Contact miriam.borden@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Thu 1-2pm and by appointment, Centre for Jewish Studies (2nd floor, Jackman Humanities Building) Courses 2018-2019 GER260H FALL Elementary Yiddish, Monday, Wednesday, 2-4 Friday - 2pm-3pm Wednesday 2:00-4:00 in Jackman Humanities Building 235 Friday 2:00-3:00 in Jackman Humanities Building 100B Background I hold a B.A. in Jewish Studies (Hons., 2014) and an M.A. in Yiddish (2018) from the University of Toronto. My research interests are in the development and evolution of Yiddish as an ethnolinguistic identity of the organized institutional Jewish life in the Jewish community of Toronto in the postwar period. I am a researcher at the Ontario Jewish Archives Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, where I have worked as an Assistant Archivist, Yiddish translator, and tour guide for public tours of the historically Jewish (and Yiddish) Kensington Market neighbourhood. I have also written for the Canadian Jewish News on 20th century Jewish Torontonian culture in the Canadian Yiddish press. In the summer of 2017, I participated in the Naomi Prawer Kadar Yiddish Summer Program at Tel-Aviv University, and curated the exhibition “Discovering the Mame-loshn: The Hidden World of Yiddish at Robarts,” at Robarts Library (August 1-September 1, 2017). In May-July 2018 I curated ... Read More »

Florian Müller

PhD Student Contact florian.mueller@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Wed 2-4, OH312 Courses 2019-20 Fall 2019: GER 100 (L5102, MW 6-8 pm) Background I studied German Studies and History at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt (Main), where I obtained my Bachelor and Master of Arts. During my studies I worked as student assistant, tutor and, after finishing my M.A., as research assistant and instructor of introductory courses. My research focuses on medieval and early modern German literature, especially epic poems and their transmission in manuscripts and prints from the 15th and 16th centuries. Since my research is closely connected to questions of material philology, I also attend the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture at University of Toronto. Publications “di fursten sprachen alle bi ainem munde. Das deutsche Rolandslied in seinen Bezügen zur Herrschaft Heinrichs des Löwen,” in Concilium Medii Aevi 20 (2017), pp. 1-26. Scholarships and Awards Connaught International Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2019 Deutschlandstipendium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt (Main), 2013-2015 Read More »