Summer Seminar: Warfare – Migration – Witch-hunt: Queer Life Writings in/of Early Modern Europe

This one-week summer seminar is dedicated to queer life in early modern Europe focusing on the Thirty-Years-War and its aftermath, both in 17thcentury and in 21st century German narrative prose. From the Baroque period Continue reading Summer Seminar: Warfare – Migration – Witch-hunt: Queer Life Writings in/of Early Modern Europe

Call for Applications: DAAD Fortbildungsseminar Vancouver Nov 2-4, UBC

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia invites applications for participation in the third annual Northwestern DAAD Fortbildungsseminar, to be held November 2-4. This seminar, titled Deutsch lernen und lehren, hier und heute, presents Continue reading Call for Applications: DAAD Fortbildungsseminar Vancouver Nov 2-4, UBC

Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia – Call for Graduate Applications 2018

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada is inviting excellent students to join its interdisciplinary research team. Our faculty’s expertise lies in Continue reading Germanic Studies at the University of British Columbia – Call for Graduate Applications 2018

The Queen’s Two Bodies: a UBC Global Seminar in Weimar, Germany ­ Summer 2018

The Queen’s Two Bodies: a UBC Global Seminar in Weimar, Germany – Summer 2018: UBC’s Dr. Gaby Pailer, along with colleagues from the Università degli Studi di Bergamo and the Freie Universität Berlin, in collaboration with Klassik-Stiftung Weimar, invite you to join The Queen’s Two Bodies: German 515, a UBC Global Seminar offered in Weimar, Germany in Summer 2018. Application deadline: January 25, 2018.

 

“Wie froh bin ich, daß ich weg bin …” / “So glad to be away …”
(Goethe’s Young Werther)

Program Details

The Queen’s Two Bodies: Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I from Schiller to Jelinek

This Seminar takes its departure from E. Kantorowicz’s thesis of the “King’s Two Bodies” (1957), which recent research has questioned with regard to queens.  In Schiller’s famous historical drama Maria Stuart (1801) the two bodies are distributed onto two queens, Mary Stuart (“body natural”) and Elizabeth I (“body politic”).  Is this always the case in literary and cinematic renderings of the Mary Stuart / Elizabeth I complex?  Seminar participants will have the unique opportunity to explore this research question by dealing with dramatic, narrative, and cinematic renderings by authors such as Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Stefan Zweig or Elfriede Jelinek. The seminar will take place in the “Festsaal” of the historic Goethe National Museum, from June 17-22, 2018.

This seminar is funded by “Klassik-Stiftung Weimar” and open to graduate students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts at UBC.

Graduate students from other Canadian institutions may be eligible under the Western Dean’s Agreement.

Advanced reading knowledge of German is required.

Find out more

Learn more and apply online at http://students.ubc.ca/Weimar2018

Or contact Dr. Gaby Pailer, Professor of German Literature: pailer@mail.ubc.ca

 

Poster

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Job Posting: Asst. Prof. of Germanic Studies, Univ. of British Columbia

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies at the University of British Columbia Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Germanic Studies, effective July 1, 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Adding to departmental strengths, the successful candidate will have demonstrated research potential in German Cultural Studies, Literary Theory, or Media History. The ability to teach film courses and intellectual history is a definite asset.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree. Native or near-native fluency in German is required. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct scholarly research leading to publication, engage in graduate and undergraduate student supervision, teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, engage in curriculum and program development, and contribute to service. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27038. Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 2 megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a  sample of published work, and evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness. In addition, applicants must arrange for the submission of three confidential, signed letters of reference to cenes.adm@ubc.ca.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Search Committee Chair and Department Head, Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, University of British Columbia (email: winthrop@mail.ubc.ca). For questions about the application process, please contact Diane Smyth, Administrator (email: cenes.adm@ubc.ca).

Completed applications and letters of reference must be received by November 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

http://www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/27038