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Wellesley Issue Eleven Wegweiser Spring 2004 The Year In ReVIew Because of a highly unusual con uence of parental and sabbatical leaves the academic year 200304 was and 2004 S wi lenging year for the German De rtme With an excellent leave 39 l ase ee ocus courses in and full time in 200405 As some of you know Isabelle Geiger was one of t la 7 but certainly not the least 7 of our exchange students from Kon stanz in 199899 Since she returned to Germany 5 e has completed a Magister MA in German Literature 39th a thesis on the problem of time in T omas Mann s Zauberberg She has also earned a diploma in Public Contents A11 Alumna Remembers 3 Focus on Facult Wellesleysinsvienna Awards amp Prizes E E 11 E 1 Q m OOQNO UIhc n lass of 2003 German amp German Studies majors enjoy the seniorbreakfast Jacobs Laura Punliu Zlata Hajro Liz Renner Fay Galbavy Amanda Zoellner and aroline Gei Relations at the Bavarian Academy for Marketing in Munich As we had hoped Isabelle has become an im portant colleague in our language quot sb 39 quot nlivening presence in the student life ofthe departmen Our curr nt exchange student from Vienna Petra Schiller has also been an excellent member of the Wellesley College and German mm nity she has been an active native speaker on the German Corridor has assisted upper level students with their German papers and tutored and advised countless students on all levels Her Studies of English and American Language and Literature and of German as a Second Lan guage at the University of Vienna ve made her an ideal assistant to Isabelle during Wintersession 101 on campus this January and to all ofus throughout both se Thus Isabelle an et ac in er own way a c lustrations of the individual an Nicole Hatch 5onya institutional benefits of programs promoting crosscultura exchange We are confident that the same will be true ofthe considerable number or LUUELIL e ills againm be send ing to Germany and ustria on Ful bright and other programs To date i y Randall and Elizabeth Castagna all class of 2004 will ustria and Germany with Fulbright and DAAD programs next year Con gratulations and good luck to them all Wellesley College in general and the German Department in particular have had remarkable success with such postgraduate scholarships We are proud of our graduates who have made that suc cess possible Jens Kruse Chair Focus on Faculty Isabelle Geiger our newest faculty member writes about her return to Wellesley In 199899 I was the ex change student from the Universitat Konstanz and had the pleasure of studying at Wellesley College After a wonderful intense and inspiring year of new experiences and new friends the next visit was planned even before my room in Beebe was cleaned out For a short visit in 2002 I joined my rst yearsquot for their graduation Who would have thought at this point that only 15 months later I would get the chance to come back to Wellesley again 7 this time not as a mere visitor but as a visiting instructor Teaching at Wellesley of course is very different from studying but having a rsthand experience of student life and remembering tunneling cookie dough ice cream missing the last bus to campus or the characteristic smell of dorms is quite a valuable tool to deal with my students Yes I remember dorm crew early in the morning and the yawning in the 830 class Today I have an 830 class again 7 and tired students This year I taught beginning and intermediate level What a great pleasure to see students who never had German before exploring the language and starting to communicate Since I am especially 1r A relaxing moment for Isabelle Geiger while visiting New Orleans Contemporary German Society Observing how for example the American presidential election campaign is received will be quite fascinating Besides teaching I like walking the painter Edward Hopper collecting sand pancakes with applesauce swimming in Lake Constance road trips Basle cats Art Deco Brad Pitt raspberries castles mansions plantation houses the writers Thomas Mann amp Paul Auster lavender tea Italy my nephews and sleeping I am looking forward to a great second year in 200405 Thomas Hansen has been on leave during the spring semester of 2004 a time he has been putting to good use for research and translating He is nishing up a book about the German book designer calligrapher and illustrator George Salter 1897 1967 He has produced a biography and complete catalogue of Salter s designs The volume which will ap pear next winter will be illustrated with color reproductions of Salter s nest book jackets Prof Hansen has also translated together with his wife two tales by the 19th century writer Wilhelm Hauff Der kleine Mookquot and Zwerg Nase These have appeared with his scholarly introduction and ne illustrations by the Russian artist Boris Pak Boston David R Godine 2004 Jens Kruse had the fascinating experience of teaching at the opposite points in the curriculum in 2003 04 Beginning German and German 325 Goethe in the fall and Beginning German and German 389 Seminar Poetry inthe spring Among other things the experience was illustrative of students impressive achievement several students who had begun German at Wellesley were among those taking the advanced courses In German 325 Mr Kruse experimented with a new type of nal assignment Instead of a nal paper Mr Kruse asked students to write four shorter essays in different forms and voices about Goethe He then edited the resulting work into an anthology called Unser Goethe which can be examined in the German Depart ment library 4 Petra Schiller our exchange student from Vienna with Isabelle Geiger at the Goethe Institute Oktoberfest Because of his renewed admin istrative duties as chair and on college wide committees Mr Kruse s research program slowed somewhat But an article on Goethe reception during the Nazi period will soon appear in a conference volume and other work on Goethe reception and on Kafka will resume more actively again when Mr Kruse is on leave in the fall of 2004 Thomas Nolden was on paren tal leave in the fall of 2003 and on sabbatical leave in the spring of 2004 All of us look forward to his return to the department at the beginning of the new academic year This has been a busy and fruitful year for me Margaret Ward told the Wegweiser both in my teaching and in planning for the future In the fall I had the opportunity to teach Postwar German Culture I totally revamped the syllabus in order to take advantage of the exciting exhibit at the Davis Museum Two and One Printmaking in Germany 1945 1990 Several sessions were held at the museum and I designed a written assignment specifically based on the exhibit It has also been a great privilege this year to work with Seila Selimovic 04 who has written an outstanding honors thesis entitled National ismus in der Geschichtsballade des 19 Jahr hundertsquot As Director of Wellesley in Vienna this year Prof Ward remarks on how much she has enjoyed working with 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