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Awards

Department of German Studies
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Awards


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING STUDENTS

 

Goethe Essay Prizes

Graduate Student Category for the best essays on any topic connected with German literature or culture.

 

1st Prize - $500.00 - Matthias Muller, Graduate Student in the Department of German Studies

Schiller on transgressive realist and idealist characters in On Naïve and Sentimental Poetry

2nd Prize - $300.00 each - Annika Klanke, Graduate Student in the Department of German Studies
a) Kaliszer Spitzen. Erzählanfang als Problem in Katja Petrowskajas Vielleicht Esther Rosalie Purvis, Graduate   
Student in Performing and Media Arts

b) Das Freiheitsbot; "Refugeeradio"; A Best Practices Model to Facilitate and Nurture Refugee Narratives

 

Freshmen and Sophomore Category for the best essays on any topic connected with German literature or culture.

 

1st Prize - $250.00 - Jonathan Collazo, Sophomore in the College of Arts & Science

Lenz’s Claustropobia

2nd Prize - $200.00 - Clio Ariane Bowers, Freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences
Une oeuvre extremement belle, une oeuvre qui compte

 

Junior and Senior Category for the best essay on any topic connected with German literature or culture.

 

1st Prize - $250.00 - Jacob Wang, Junior in the College of Arts & Sciences

On Benjamin’s Philosophy of History

2nd Prize - $200.00 - Patrick Braga, Junior in the College of Architecture, Art & Planning, currently studying at St 
Anne’s College through Cornell Abroad
Life, Subjectivity, and Utility in Bach Historiography

3rd Prize - $100.00 - Austin P. Ward, Junior in the College of Arts & Sciences
Losing Lenz: Against time, Sleep, and Self


Simmons Award

Simmons Award in German is given to the student who has done the "best work in German" in the College of Arts & Sciences.  This year's recipient was Leighton Cook.

 

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.


Fall 2015

          1210 Exploring German Contexts I 
         Susannah Oberly, Peter Baker, Allyson Evans, Jaidev Singh, Sarah Chandler, 
         Maria Jeldes

          1220 Exploring German Contexts II 
         Ryan Ramano, Griffin Smith-Nichols

          1230 Expanding The German Dossier 
         Elena Mandry, Joel Frankfurt

          2000 Germany: Intercultural Contexts 
         Elizabeth Schmucker, Winston Lee, Yu Lou

          2040 Perspectives on German Culture 
         Michaela Novakova

          3011 Green Thought in German Culture
         Juliane Scholtz

          4100 Senior Seminar: Ingeborg Bachmann: Philosophy, Poetry, Prose
          Caitlin Wischermann

 

Spring 2016

          1210 Exploring German Contexts I 
          Saaj Chattopadhyay, Sean Cronan, Taylor Kujawa, Marta Maksymyuk

          1220 Exploring German Contexts II 
          Tyler Nierstedt, Jared Gurba, Sara Hudson, Alice Choi, Nia Williams

          1230 Expanding The German Dossier 
          Tingting Gu

          2000 Germany: Intercultural Contexts 
          Griffin Smith-Nicols, Alexandra (Ali) Bergmann

          2040 Perspectives on German Culture
         
Margaret Ruiming Jia

          2060 German Business Culture 
          Michaela Novakova

          3080 German Life Style Going Digital 
          Sam Barnum

          3410 History Will Be Televised
          Melanie Kauffeld

          4420 Changing Worlds: Migration, Minorities, and German Literature
          Leighton Cook

 

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+)

          
          Constanza Andrea Arévalo   

          R. Delphi Cleaveland  
          Leighton Fernando Cook 
          Melanie Kauffeld 
          Edward Francis Klimowicz
          Anjum Malik
          Melissa Lucia Sarmiento
          Caitlin Johanna Wischermann