German Studies News


Documentary filmmaker Marcel Wehn returned to W&M on March 25th to present his award-winning documentary film Unter Brüdern, a story about the Hells Angels of Stuttgart, focusing on Lutz Schelhorn, president of the MC Stuttgart,a professional photgrapher.


Oktoberfest 2012

Oktoberfest 2012 at the German House held on October 20, 2012 at the Randolph Complex Common Area

Grace Brennan (German Studies and Psychology, '12) receives Fulbright to Berlin

German Studies and Psychology Major Grace Brennan ('12) has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Berlin for the academic year 2012-2013. Brennan is one of two Fulbrights to Germany this year. Grace is also being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on Friday, May 11, as a result of her stunning academic achievements at the College in both of her fields of study.

Sarah Salino (Independent Major, German Studies Minor '12) awarded Fulbright in Germany

Sarah Salino, who designed her own major at the College and will graduate with Honors Sunday, May 13, has been awarded a Fulbright in Germany for the academic year 2012-2013. Although she has not yet been placed yet, Sarah will be teaching at a Gymnasium, working with students and other teachers and providing curricular support in American Studies to students getting ready for University study. Sarah is also being initiated into Phi Beta Kappa on Friday, May 11.

Sander Gilman Visits W&M

By invitation of the German Studies Section of Modern Languages and Literatures, Professor Sander Gilman, Distinguished Professor of the Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University, was a guest at the College of William & Mary Wednesday, November 17th.

Bruce Campbell: One of W&M's unsung Fulbright heroes

Much of their success is owed to the support and opportunities offered to them by the College's faculty members and staff members, who work tirelessly with students across the disciplines to prepare them for the scholarships.

Record year for Fulbrights at W&M

Thirteen students and alumni from the College of William and Mary have been selected to receive 2010-11 scholarships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, setting a new record for the College.

Alumni Award: A Gathering of Minds

William and Mary professors have long been renowned for their devotion to their students' classroom experience; today's scholars must also embrace a variety of disciplines and approaches to a swiftly changing academic world.

Rachel Simmons ('09) receives Fulbright!

Rachel Simmons (German Studies and Linguistics, '09) has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Austria for 2009-2010.

Lauren Shaw (German Studies and IR, '09)

German Studies and International Relations major Lauren Shaw, Class of '09, has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship to Austria.

Kate Pierce-McManamon, German Studies '05

In May 2008 Kate graduated with high honors from the Technical University of Brandenburg, Cottbus, Germany with an MA in World Heritage Studies, Historical Management and Administration.

Olivia Lucas (German Studies, 2008)

Olivia Lucas, German Studies and Music, '08, has started to blog from her position as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in Germany.

Rob Leventhal awarded Research Fellowship in Germany

Assistant Professor of German Studies Rob Leventhal has been awarded a Research Fellowship for the Fall of 2009 by the Herzog-August-Bibliothek in Wolfenbuettel, Germany.

German Studies major Kristin Sincavage receives MA at Penn!

German Studies major Kristin Sincavage ('07) has received the M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania after passing her qualifying examinations. The University of Pennsylvania is consistently ranked among the top German Studies programs in the country.

Kasey Hutson receives Fulbright Teaching Assistantship

German Studies major and senior Kasey Hutson has received a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship in Austria for 2008-2009. Kasey has been assigned to Linz, and will be teaching upper-level students English, most likely at a Gymnasium.

Professor Geoff Eley

Professor Geoff Eley, Chair of the German Studies Department at the University of Michigan, Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor of History, gave a seminar on Wednesday, March 28th "Rethinking German Modernities: What Comes After the Sonderweg?" and a lecture "Empire by Land or Sea? Germany's Imperial Imaginary, 1871-1945."

German Studies Student Lenore Cebulski Receives DAAD Scholarship

German Studies Student Lenore Cebulski has received a DAAD scholarship for 2006-2007 to study in Munich. Lenore will be studying at the Ludwig Maximillian Universitaet 2006-2007, and the monthly stipend from the DAAD will assist Lenore with room and board for the ten months she will be in Munich.

German and History Student awarded Fulbright

Kate Pierce-McManamon recently completed and defended her Honors Thesis in History and German on the debates surrounding the reconstruction of the Frauenkriche in Dresden, Germany, and how these debates reflect broader issues of the construction of memory and identity. Kate has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 2005-2006 to continue her work on this project.

Campbell elected to PBK

Associate Professor of German Bruce Campbell was chosen the faculty inductee for 2005 by the local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Rob Leventhal gives lecture and leads seminar at the University of Copenhagen

"Filologi og hermeneutik: Den romantiske arv"--"Philology and Hermeneutics: The Romantic Legacy". Assistant Professor of German Studies Rob Leventhal was invited by the Georg Brandes Institute, The Faculty of Philology at the University of Copenhagen to give a lecture and conduct a seminar on Friedrich Schlegel's early work on Philology and Hermeneutics.