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||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Arts and Literary Policies, Russian literature, Russian culture, literary culture, genre, narrative, imagined geography, the novel, Dostoevsky, gothic fiction|
|Frackman, Kyle||Arts, Literature and Subjectivity, Arts and Literary Policies, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Arts and Technologies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Literary or Artistic Work Analysis, Social Determinants of Arts and Letters, Cultural Industries, Sexuality, Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.), Artistic and Literary Marginality, Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles, German studies, Gender Studies, sexuality studies, literature, film, East Germany, Scandinavia, affect, Media, history of sexuality|
|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||Arts and Technologies, Artistic and Literary Theories, Media and Society, Arts and Cultural Traditions, Theories and Philosophies, German literature, media theory, Cultural Studies, film studies, critical theory, visual studies, media archeology|
|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)|
Dr. Ervin Malakaj will teach a new graduate seminar titled “What is Narrative?” 2020W T1 (course number GERM 501A). The seminar offers an introduction to theories of narrative ranging from antiquity to today. It will focus in particular on the trajectories ranging from classical narratology to...
Dr. Kyle Frackman and Dr. Ervin Malakaj hosted the conference “The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies” online on April 24–26, 2020. The keynote lecture by Dr. Katie Sutton (Australian National University), as well as all conference presentations, are available streaming. For info about the...
Lecturer of Russian Dasha Prykhodko will be teaching RUSS 306D 921 online for Summer 2020 Term 2. In this course students will witness an intricate interplay between human passions and reason, aspirations and duty, as they presented themselves to the great Russian writers of the 19th century....
Dr. Bozena Karwowska’s text, “Women and the Holocaust – Am I an Outsider,” was published in the book Her Story, My Story. Writing about Women and the Holocaust, edited by Judith Baumel-Schwartz and Dalia Ofer (Bern 2020). The book is available at the UBC Library.
An extra section of RUSS 101 (RUSS 101 923) has been added for Summer 2020 Term 1. This online course is the first level of the Russian Language Program, and will be offered in a blended format: students will be able to virtually attend synchronous classes to learn and participate on Wed and Fri 4:...