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; queer studies; Gender Studies; sexuality studies; literature; film; East Germany; Scandinavia; affect; Media; history of sexuality; history of science|
|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)|
The Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies (CENES) declares its solidarity with all who have taken a clear stand against anti-Black racism, police brutality, and white supremacy in Canada, the United States, and around the world. We further condemn all forms of anti-...
All courses taught in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies will be meeting in virtual spaces throughout W2020. Check below to see how your course will be taught: synchronously (with scheduled meetings), asynchronously (without scheduled meetings), or in hybrid format (...
In GERM 426, students will read, view, evaluate and discuss memoirs, prose works, poems, essays, graphic novels, perpetrator documents, survivor testimony and documentaries that portray the Holocaust. The focus will be on the victims and the bystanders: the Jewish people as well as some of the...
This class is about the function of magic in folk and fairy tales in Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe. What is magic? Where does it come from? Why does it fascinate us? How does it work? Students will read and watch works from and inspired by German, Scandinavian, and Slavic folk and fairy...