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||Literature and literary studies; 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|
|Frandy, Tim||traditional culture, decolonization, environments, education, and cultural revitalization|
|Gramling, David||Humanities and the arts; Social sciences; Medical, health and life sciences; multilingualism / monolingualism; Literary Theory; lgbtq queer studies; labour migration; applied linguistics; health communication; translation; Turkish literature; German 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||Comparative literatures; Theories of cultural studies; Media, visual and digital culture; German literature; Comparative Literature; Cultural Studies; media theory; Media history; critical theory; film 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 Winter 2022 Term 1 program for the Sawchen Lecture Series and Ziegler Lecture Series is now available. Register for these free virtual events today! Unless otherwise noted, the recording of each lecture will be made available on cIRcle after the live virtual event. Sawchen Lecture: Dr. Roma...
The book But I Live: Three Stories of Child Survivors of the Holocaust, edited by CENES/Germanic Studies alumnus Charlotte Schallié (Ph.D. 2004), has been awarded the Canadian Jewish Literary Award (CJLA). The CJLA judges wrote, “[But I Live] exemplifies the power of the non-fiction graphic...
MA student Susanna Cassisa was featured in the “Meet our Students” spotlight series on the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website. Susanna joined the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies’ Germanic Studies program in 2021, and is currently...
The University of British Columbia’s German Program Outcomes for 2022–2023 are now available. Get a glimpse of some of the skills you will learn with a German Major or Minor below! 1. We want you to enjoy speaking German! Languages are there to be enjoyed, not feared. Get comfortable in...
Dr. Ervin Malakaj, Assistant Professor of German Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies in German, was recently appointed to two editorial boards. Dr. Malakaj will serve on the editorial board of Feminist German Studies until 2024. The journal is a leading publication in German Studies...
Each year, the UBC German Studies program issues up to $30,000 in awards and scholarships to undergraduate students. These awards were put into place to support students on their German Studies journey. They recognize excellence among students pursuing a German major, a German major (honours), a...