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Virginia Shewfelt

Ph.D Student Contact virginia.shewfelt@mail.utoronto.ca Office Hours Wed 10-12, Room 307 Courses 2018-2019 GER100Y L0301 FALL Introduction to German Monday - 11-1 Background I hold a Bachelor of Arts in German and Anthropology (2016) from Memorial University of Newfoundland as well as a Master of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literatures (2018) from University of Toronto. My research focuses on collective memory of the Holocaust in Germany. Read More »

Teresa Sudenis

Ph.D. Candidate Contact teresa.sudenis@utoronto.ca  Background I studied German Philology in Wrocław (Poland) where I received my MA. Afterwards, I worked as teacher for German methodology and language at a Teachers College (in Poland), and gave numerous workshops for language teachers in my capacity as Teacher Trainer. Despite my present engagement in literature, I still enjoy teaching German. Currently, I teach German for beginners, intermediate, and advance learner at UofT, and at the Goethe Institute of Toronto. My research interest is influenced by my origins and heritage. My doctoral project focuses on the triad: memory – family – identity, and examines the identity-defining power of memories. I examine the interconnectedness of memories, identity, and intergenerational memory transfer on the example of novels representing the genre of the contemporary German ‘grandchildren literature’. Presented/ Approved Conference Papers and Workshops Academic Conference „Deutschland und Polenbilder in der Literatur nach 1989“. Wrocław (Poland), October 3-5, 2013. Attended. Cities of Past and Present. The Motif of the Trip to Poland in Tanja Dückers’s Himmelskörper. Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), University of New York, New York, March 20-23, 2014 Rejection and Embracement – the Generational Conflict in Tanja Dückers’s Himmelskörper. The Languages, Literatures ... Read More »