The Ohio German Studies Workshop is an annual forum for Ohio German Studies and an opportunity for colleagues across the state to become better acquainted with each other, with the research that is being conducted in German Studies, and with the issues that we all face as German scholars in higher education institutions in the twenty-first century.
Pedagogical and Departmental Interventions
in Times of COVID19 and Racial Injustices
your moderators this year are
Katra Byram (Ohio State) & Gabriele Dillmann (Denison U)
OGSW 2020 Program
- Elizabeth Hamilton, Oberlin College: Liberal arts language departments right now: administrative and faculty perspectives (10-15 minutes)
- Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati: Challenges and opportunities in the UC German undergraduate program (10 - 15 minutes)
- Kristie Foell, Bowling Green State University: German education in the age of coronavirus: online teaching and study abroad. Topical focus: the wave of restructurings and firings of faculty resulting from the pandemic and how we can take a proactive approach (10 - 15 minutes)
Discussion at about 10:45 am to 11:00 am.
5 Minute Break, resume at 11:00 - 11:05 am
- Cynthia Porter, Denison University: Addressing racial injustice in the German classroom (10 - 15 minutes)
- Margaretmary Daley, Case Western Reserve University: Zoom in small enrollment courses (10 - 15 minutes)
Discussion of second half of program 11:35 - 11:50 am
Final discussion of all topics until about 12:15 pm.
Elizabeth C. Hamilton, Oberlin College
is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oberlin College and Associate Professor of German. She directs Oberlin's First-Year Seminar Program and supports academic departments through curricular and faculty development. Her areas of scholarly and teaching interest center on East German literature and film; disability as a lived experience; and accessibility in higher education. She is a proud graduate of the Ohio State University, where she earned her Ph.D. in German in 1998.
Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati
(PhD UMass Amherst) is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Cincinnati, where he serves as Undergraduate Director of German Studies and Director of the UC Game Lab.
Dr. Kristie Foell
is assoc. prof. of German at Bowling Green State University, where she has served as director of the Salzburg year abroad program on multiple occasions, as well as having directed the International Studies major for a decade.
Cynthia D. Porter
is a visiting instructor at Denison University. She received her B.A. in German from Denison University (2010), followed by earning a Master’s in German Studies from Bowling Green State University (2013) as well as a Master’s in Popular Culture (2015) from the same institution. She is also currently a doctoral candidate earning a joint Ph.D. in German and Comparative Media Analysis and Practice from Vanderbilt University. Her research interests investigate cross-media studies with a focus on the body in German literature and film, the topic of the “grotesque” body, body modification, the presentation of German history and heritage in American film, and Afro-German Studies. Her dissertation explores how the practice of tattooing participated in systems of identity-formation in the wake of moments of perceived cultural rupture and transition in German twentieth- and twenty-first century history.
Margaretmary Daley, Case Western
Associate Professor of German & Comparative Literature
Women's & Gender Studies
she studied at Stanford and Yale with research years in Berlin and Tübingen, research summers in Marbach, Göttingen, and Paris. Originally from the east coast, she has been in Cleveland at CWRU since the mid 90s. She has published articles and chapters on poetry, epistolary writing, eighteenth-century literature, gender studies, and is currently revising a manuscript for a book expected to be out in 2021: Great Books by German Women in the Age of Emotion, 1770-1820.