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Texas State German Program

November 2, 2018

Two German faculty members, Dr. Lisa Haegele and Dr. Ewa Siwak, gave presentations on their current research at the Fall 2018 Research Colloquium. Dr. Haegele presented "West German Genre Cinema in the 'Long 1968'" and Dr. Siwak presented "An Ethnic Petting Zoo."

October 9, 2018

Dr. Michael Conner read poems by Antonio Machado (in German translation) and Rainer Maria Rilke at the 2018 Festival de Poesía.

April 23, 2018

The Texas State German Program congratulates Gabriela O'Connor, who received the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award and the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Modern Languages Award, and Chelsey Graham, who received the Corinda Crews Moeller Scholarship.

April 20, 2018

Congratulations to Kayla Hill whom the Alpha Chi National Honor Society recognized as Favorite Professor for 2018.

March 28, 2018

The first annual “Do Deutsch! Day” was a great success, with more than 70 students attending, including current and prospective German majors and minors. Juniors and seniors shared their takes on upper-division courses, special programs, and our student organizations. The event was sponsored by the German Club, Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society, and the German faculty. A huge thank you to Modern Languages for the delicious pizza!

October 16, 2017

Photo of Cold War Spy Stories Panel

German faculty Dr. Valentina Glajar and Dr. Lisa Haegele presented their research on the Cold War on a panel titled “Cold War Spy Stories from the Eastern Bloc.” Also featured were Dr. Alison Lewis (University of Melbourne, Australia), Dr. Corina L. Petrescu (Humboldt Fellow; University of Mississippi), and Dr. Susan Morrison (Professor of English, Texas State University) who presented papers on their archival work on the East German and Romanian secret services. Drs. Lewis, Petrescu, and Glajar are co-editing a book on this topic that will appear through the University of Nebraska Press. This event, organized by Dr. Glajar, enjoyed the generous support and co-sponsorship of Modern Languages, all departments in Liberal Arts, International Studies, the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Honors College.

Cold War Spy Stories Panel Poster

Fulbright and German at Texas State: a winning combination!

Since 2009, German double-majors have represented more than half of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants awarded to Texas State students.

Moreover, Honors and German student Elliott Brandsma was awarded a research/study grant to Iceland in 2013.

German section coordinator Dr. Valentina Glajar is the Fulbright Program Adviser at Texas State.

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Featured Research

Secret Police Files from the Eastern Bloc: Between Surveillance and Life Writing (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture), is edited by Texas State Professor Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis and Corina L. Petrescu.

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In Memoriam

July 27, 2018

It is with great sadness that we report that German alumnus and US Marine Joshua Snowden (July 22, 1985 - July 10, 2017; Class of 2010) passed away while in the service of his country in July 2017. Joshua appeared in the very first German on Stage production in 2010.

Photo of US Marine Joshua Snowden

April 21, 2017

It is with great sadness that the Department of Modern Languages announces the passing of Dr. Louis Brister, who was a Professor of German in the department from 1966-2005 and served as its chair in the early 1970s.  He was the author, editor, and translator of journal articles and books, most notably John Charles Beale’s Rio Grande Colony (2008) and Mexican Prisons: The Journal of Eduard Harkort, 1832-1834 (1986).