2019 German Studies Lecture Series
Department of German and Slavic Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba
German Studies Lecture Series Announcement (Job Candidate Talks for full-time Instructor position in German Studies)

Dr. Lars Richter (University of Manitoba)
“Into the Juli-Verse – Exploring Contemporary Literature, Intertextuality, and Multiperspectivity in the Work of Juli Zeh”

Lars Richter holds a PhD in German from the University of Alberta. He has taught at the University of Alberta and since May 2017 as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba. He specializes in 20th and 21st century literature, film, and popular culture with a specific emphasis on the works by Juli Zeh, one of the most imminent German writers in the 21st century, with focus on transnationalism and the relation of literary and political engagement.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm
409 Tier Building

Emily Frazier-Rath, M.A., PhD candidate (University of Colorado)
“Sexualized Violence and Racialized Others: Refugee Activisms and Constructions of Difference in Germany after Cologne”

Emily Frazier-Rath will graduate with a PhD in German Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies in spring 2019 from the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she has taught German language, film, and culture. She specializes in analyzing the representation of racialized violence in contemporary Germany, with a specific emphasis on the effects of the so-called ‘European refugee crisis’ and remembrance forms of the Holocaust and the Romani genocide.

Monday, February 25, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm
409 Tier Building

Dr. Andrea Speltz (University of Waterloo)
“Sex, Work, and Pedagogy in German Cultural History”

Andrea Speltz holds a PhD in German from Queen’s University. Currently, she is Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Waterloo. She has also taught at the University of Göttingen in Germany and the University of Guelph. She specializes in eighteenth-century German and European Enlightenment literature (Wieland, Rousseau, Sterne) as well as Enlightenment culture on a global basis, including themes such as the portrayal of sexual violence.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm
307 Tier Building

Dr. Claire E. Scott (University of North Carolina)
“Narrating the Maternal Body: Melodramatic Violence in "Germany, Pale Mother.”

Claire Scott holds a PhD from the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies and a Certificate in Feminist Studies from Duke University. She is currently Teaching Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in analyzing different forms of violence as feminist politics between victimhood and perpetration, for example in her project ‘murderous mothers,’ in late twentieth-century German and Austrian literature and film.

Monday, March 4, 2019
3:30pm – 5:00pm
409 Tier Building

All lectures are open to the public. They are part of the job search for a new full-time Instructor in German Studies in the Department of German and Slavic Studies.

For further information contact Dr. Stephan Jaeger at stephan.jaeger@umanitoba.ca

For parking inquiries: http://umanitoba.ca/campus/parking/visitor/index.html

Dr. Stephan Jaeger, Professor of German Studies & Head
Department of German and Slavic Studies
University of Manitoba, 327 Fletcher Argue Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V5, Canada
Phone (office): (1) - 204 - 474 9930, Fax: (1) - 204 - 474 7601
Email: stephan.jaeger@umanitoba.ca


For more information please contact:

Dr. Stephan Jaeger
327 Fletcher Argue Building
(204) 474-9930