CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS
Department of German Studies – 2013 Awards
Goethe Essay Prizes
Graduate Student Category for the best essays on any topic connected with German literature or culture.
First Place – $300 – Avery Slater, Department of English
"Jus Sanguinis, Jus Soli: West German Citizenship Law and the Melodrama of the Guest Worker in Fassbinder's Angst Essen Seele Auf".
Second Place - $200 – Stephen Klemm, Department of German Studies
"Schiller's argument for the Ideal of Humanity: An analysis of Letters 11-16"
Second Place - $200 – Nathan Taylor, Department of German Studies
"Am Nullpunkt des Realismus: Terézia Moras Poetik des hic et nunc"
There was no third place winners for the Graduate Student category
Junior and Senior Category for the best essay on any topic connected with German literature or culture
First Place - $150 – Laura Carver, Senior in the College of Arts & Sciences
"Der Krimi als 'Surrogat'? Eine Diskussion des modernen deutschen Kriminalromans mit Bezug auf Brecht"
Second Place – $100 – R. Thora Bjornsdottir, Junior in the College of Arts & Sciences
"Im Winter der Löwen und The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor: Zwei Interpretationen der Krimi-Gattung"
There was no third place winners for the Junior and Senior Student category
Freshmen and Sophomore Category for the best essay on any topic connected with German literature or culture
First Place - $150 – Travis Westura, Sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences
"Verschiedenen Aspekte des Detektivromans in The Big Sleep und Im Winter der Löwen"
Second Place - $100 – Christina Zhang, Sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences
"On the 'Being' behind 'Doing' and the Problem of Free Will in Nietzsche's Genealogy"
There was no second or third place winners for the Freshmen and Sophomore Student category
Simmons Award in German is given to the student who has done the “best work in German” – Karl Muenzen, Sophomore
Book prizes given to outstanding students nominated by their German instructors. Books are donated to the Department of German Studies by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.
GERST 1210.1 - Lola Song, Stacy Ndlovu
GERST 1210.2 - Margaret Scheiner, Katherine Flood
GERST 1220.1- Anjum Malik
GERST 1220.2 - Natalie Bradford, Elijah Cohen
GERST 1220.3 - Jennifer Castor, Benjamin Lillard
GERST 1230 - Christopher Ward Dickson, Stephen Galdi
GERST 2000.1 - Ryan Campbell
GERST 2000.2 - Bianca Herlitz-Ferguson, Emily Shertzer
GERST 2040 - Constanza Arévalo, Travis Westura
GERST 2060 - John Waldie, Briton Bergen
GERST 3080 - Sarah Ross, Thomas Schultz
GERST 3290 - Stefanie McNemey, Stephan Miedel
GERST 4080 - Christopher Levesque
Language Certificate in German Language Study – for having achieved an advanced level of language competence through course work at the 3000 level corresponding to the criteria set by The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (level B2+)
Maxine Marie Hepfer, Yufei Chen, Thomas Schultz, Zhen Zhang
Cornell-Heidelberg Exchange – for study at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Tuition, fees and a monthly stipend for 10 months are provided by the University of Heidelberg.
Matthew Levengood '13 Amit Gilutz (Grad student, Music)
Martijn Zwart Prijs – for Dutch Language Immersion at Cornell for students in the Humanities who need to study or continue to study Dutch in order to pursue research in a Dutch language environment or to work with Dutch language primary sources.
Awards (yet to be determined) to be used on travel and/or accommodation expenses for the study of Dutch in the Netherlands, exclusively for work and/or study, which are sure to enhance the command of the Dutch language as well as the immersion in the culture of the Low Countries.