Dr. Brooke Kreitinger (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) received new funding from the German Embassy for the project “’Wunderbar Together’ Campus Weeks 2019.” Dr. Benjamin Davis is co-principal investigator on the project.
The researchers look forward to participating in this fall’s “German Weeks” with a focus on the significance of the past, present, and future of the transatlantic relationship, the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the anniversary of women’s suffrage in Germany and the U.S. All German courses scheduled in the fall will incorporate readings and assignments that allow students to explore these topics. Specifically, Dr. Benjamin Davis’ upper-level seminar “GER 406: Berlin Stories” will focus on the cultural representation of gender in the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the BRD and DDR, and post-wall Germany. Dr. Brooke Kreitinger’s upper level literature course “GER 305: Masterpieces of German Literature: from the Bismarck Era to the Present Day” will address literature related to the women’s suffrage movement as well as the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall through engagement with the literature and history of divided Germany and the Wende. Participating in the 2019 “German Weeks” will allow the researchers to complement their curricular offerings with invited speakers, a film event, campus competitions, and meaningful public outreach via traditional, and social media.