Master of Arts
The Graduate Program in Germanic Studies at UBC integrates a large scope of thematic and theoretical research areas. Students in the M.A. and Ph.D. sections are guided by faculty whose teaching and research cover the full range of German literature and culture from medieval to the present. Course offerings comprise approaches from historical, cultural, media, performance and gender studies. The program’s structure encourages students to develop their individual focus of study and research. Several applicants, domestic and international, are admitted annually. Funding is available from UBC as well as external sources.
|Bowers, Katherine||Sociology and social studies of science and technology; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Arts and Literary Policies; Dostoevsky; genre; gothic fiction; imagined geography; literary culture; narrative; Russian culture; Russian literature; the novel|
|Frackman, Kyle||Cinema studies; Film, television and digital media; Literature and literary studies; Media, visual and digital culture; affect; Artistic and Literary Marginality; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Literary Policies; Arts and Technologies; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Cultural Industries; East Germany; film; Gender Studies; German studies; history of science; history of sexuality; Literary or Artistic Work Analysis; literature; Media; Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.); queer studies; Scandinavia; sexuality; sexuality studies; Social Determinants of Arts and Letters; media studies|
|Hallensleben, Markus||Transcultural Studies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Literary or Artistic Works Analysis; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; German Language Cultures and Literatures; Transnational Literatures; Visual Arts and Literature; European Studies; Literature and Sciences; Literature and Migration; Narratives of Belonging|
|Iurascu, Ilinca||Cinema studies; Film, television and digital media; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; critical theory; Cultural Studies; film studies; German literature; Media and Society; media archeology; media theory; Theories and Philosophies; visual studies|
|Karwowska, Bozena||Sexuality, Body and Gender in Nazi Concentration Camps|
|Malakaj, Ervin||Artistic and Literary Analysis Models; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; German studies; German Film Studies; German Media Studies; German Media History; Queer Theory and Queer Studies; Feminist and Queer Film Historiography; Critical Pedagogy|
|Pailer, Gaby||German literature, gender and literature, drama and theatre, enlightment, classicism and romanticism|
|Rieger, Caroline||Laughter in interaction, education for global citizenship, translation, language assessment, learning of a third language in a second language environment|
|Winthrop-Young, Geoffrey||German theories of media and cultural techniques, Complexity, biological evolution and animal studies, Secret societies and conspiracy theories, Science Fiction (special focus on Alternate history)|
The UBC Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES) invites applications from interested parties to be considered for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, a national initiative supporting postdoctoral scholarship across various disciplines. The fellowships “are...
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Dr. Katherine Bowers has published her first monograph, Writing Fear: Russian Realism and the Gothic. The book was printed last week and is now available from the University of Toronto Press website: https://utorontopress.com/9781487526924/writing-fear/ About the book: In Russia, gothic fiction is...