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Alexander Sager. “Thiu wirsa giburd: Cain’s legacy, Original Sin, and the End of the World in the Old Saxon Genesis.” The End-Times in Medieval German Literature. Sin, Evil, and the Apocalypse. Ed. Ernst Ralf Hinz and Scott E. Pincikowski. Rochester: Camden House, 2019. 7-26. This essay explores…
Alexander Spektor. “Writing (as) Philosophy: Deconstructing Plato in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s ‘In the Pupil.’” Comparative Literature 70.1 (March 2018): 46-59.  This essay investigates philosophic trends of Russian modernism through an analysis of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s recently rediscovered…
Berna Gueneli. Fatih Akin's Cinema and the New Sound of Europe. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019.  This book explores the transnational works of acclaimed Turkish-German filmmaker and auteur Fatih Akın. The first minority director in Germany to receive numerous national and international…
Heide Crawford. The Origins of the Literary Vampire. Rowman & Littlefield (August 2016).  In this book Heide Crawford redirects scholarly attention to the body of German poetry and prose where vampire folklore becomes vampire literature. This book focuses on the adaptation of the vampire…
Joshua Bousquette. "From Bidialectal to Bilingual: Evidence for multi-stage language shift in Lester W. J. ‘Smoky’ Seifert’s 1946-1949 Wisconsin German Recordings." American Speech, A Quarterly of Linguistic Usage (June 2020): 1-30. Duke University Press.  The present work examines nominal case…
Joshua Bousquette and Michael T. Putnam. "Redefining Language Death: Evidence From Moribund Grammars." Language Learning Vol. 70 Issue S1 (June 2019)  The present work presents a critical assessment of claims in recent literature that moribund language varieties exhibit accelerated language decay,…
Marjanne Goozé. “Der ‘verlorene’ Briefwechsel zwischen Henriette Herz und Friedrich Schleiermacher: Freundschaft, Religion und Nachruf.” “... nur Frauen können Briefe schreiben.” Facetten weiblicher Briefkultur nach 1750. Ed. Renata Dampc-Jarosz and Pawel Zarychta. Berlin: Peter Lang, 2019. 177-190…

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