Rob Leventhal receives PBK Award

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Rob Leventhal, Associate Professor of German Studies, has received the 2011-2012 PBK John D. Rockefeller Award for the Advancement of Scholarship.  The award is given to a faculty member who has excelled in research and scholarship and made a substantial contribution to his or her field.  The award was celebrated at the annual PBK Award… Read More

Arthur Schechter wins APSAA Best Undergrad Essay Prize

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Arthur Schechter (W&M, 2009-2011; Brown University, 2011-Present) has won the American Psychoanalytic Association Prize for the best essay written by an undergraduate. Arthur’s essay, “Wagnerian Volksideologie, Narcissism, and Aesthetics:  A Study in the Totalitarian Imaginary,” emerged as the final paper in Rob Leventhal’s Modern German Critical Thought II: Marx to Habermas course in the spring… Read More

Lauren Shaw, German Studies ’09, scores job at German Historical Institute

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Lauren Shaw has been going places lately– Slovenia, the Baltic States, Carinthia/Austria — and returning to the DC area. After finishing a two-year Fulbright ETA in Austria, Lauren (German Studies, ’09) has returned to the United States and taken a job at the German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C. as a paid research assistant.  At… Read More

Potsdam, Germany Summer Study Abroad Program Completes Third Year

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The Potsdam, Germany Summer Study Abroad Program 2011 June 8-July 23 was an immense success. The W&M Potsdam, Germany Summer Study Abroad program is an intensive 7 week German Language and Culture program. Students attend intensive German Language classes in the mornings from 9-12:30 and a GRMN 290/390 German Culture class in the afternoons. This… Read More

Monica LoBue (German Studies and Biology, ’11) awarded Fulbright

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Graduating senior and Phi Beta Kappa initiate Monica LoBue (German Studies and Biology, ’11) has been awarded the Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Germany for the academic year 2011–2012. This much sought after Fulbright provides Monica with round-trip airfare to Germany and a substantial monthly stipend to work with students learning English and American Studies at… Read More

Ariana Berger (’11) awarded CBYX Scholarship in Germany for 2011-2012

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The German Studies Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is extremely pleased to announce that graduating senior Ariana Berger (German Studies and Business, ’11) has been awarded The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) full-year work-study scholarship for Young Professionals in Germany for 2011-2012. This full-year scholarship will provide Ariana with round-trip airfare, two… Read More

German Studies Student-Faculty Research Project Culminates in Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication

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In 2007-2008, Rob Leventhal, Associate Professor of German Studies, directed a Group Independent Study on the reemergence of the Jewish Community in Munich, Germany and the construction of the new Jewish Synagogue, Jewish Center, and Jewish Museum at St. Jakobsplatz. During the spring break of 2007, Leventhal and then W&M Students Sam Thacker, Olivia Lucas,… Read More

Film Screening: Night Bus 807 (Nattbus 807) (Swedish, 1997; Directed by David Flamholc)

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German Studies and European Studies Film Screening: Night Bus 807 (Nattbus 807) (Swedish, 1997; Directed by David Flamholc) Thursday, February 24th 7pm, Blair 201 Gang violence, racism, and minority cultures collide in this 1997 Swedish film. Compared to “A Clockwork Orange” and “Trainspotting,” the film is based on a true story of the murder of… Read More

Deutscher Filmabend!

Am Donnerstag, den 10. Februar zeigt das Deutsche Haus in Zusammenhang mit German Studies den Spielfilm “Good-Bye Lenin!” um 19.30 in WASH 203. Just like apple and google, microsoft is also revamping its www.spying.ninja mapping system, partnering with nokia to power its maps app.

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