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‘Thesis of the Month’ goes to Sophie Burt, University of Oxford

I’m delighted to be able to steer the ‘Thesis of the Month’ series back to a thesis which deals primarily with film, after a three year hiatus. And since Leila Mukhida’s film-focused post in July 2012 it has been a very exciting time for German screen studies in the UK. There are lots of Germanists … Continue reading

The Bellotograph

In the final part of her blog series, Sarah Pogoda (University of Sheffield) explains her upcoming project “Bellotograph” and explores how, and where, we might locate alternatives to institutionalised commemoration rituals. Throughout this blog series I have explored the issues surrounding acts of commemoration and remembrance. The question that remains, however, is how we can avoid turning our culture of remembrance into a culture … Continue reading

The Happening: Germany Surrenders

In the second part of her blog series, Sarah Pogoda (University of Sheffield) presents the background to ‘The Happening: Germany Surrenders’, and offers us the video trailer of her event. The Happening formed part of the Sheffield Animatograph Project, aimed at bringing together Sheffield’s residents to create an installation of identity and memory. “Germany Surrenders” This is the … Continue reading

Oak Tree 3000

In the build up to our first vlog entry, Sarah Pogoda (University of Sheffield) offers a series of short blog posts and a video trailer to explore her event ‘The Happening: Germany Surrenders’. The event forms part of the Sheffield Animatograph Project, aimed at bringing together Sheffield’s residents to create an installation of identity and memory. “There is no German identity … Continue reading

Women in German Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize

Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for postgraduate scholarship. Postgraduate members of WiGS are encouraged to submit essays on any topic within German Studies. The winning essay will be selected by the WiGS committee and announced at the annual WiGS conference. Winners of the essay prize will receive £100 and the opportunity to have … Continue reading

Women in German Studies Book Prize

Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their new prize for first books, sponsored by Peter Lang. Members of WiGS who are preparing their first book for publication are encouraged to submit proposals. All topics within German Studies are welcome. The winning book will be selected by the WiGS committee and the commissioning editor for German … Continue reading