Hello, and many greetings from Bloomington! Another year has passed, the seasons have turned, Bloomington is right now at its colorful best, and the newsletter keeps chugging along. We bring you news from all corners of the Department of Germanic Studies, where faculty and students alike are finding new ways to further their common interests, and from far away, where our older alumni are thriving personally and professionally, and our younger ones are blazing new trails into scholarship and teaching. You will read about successes and innovations in the discipline, as well as challenges to it, warm memories of years past and heartfelt wishes for the future. We enjoyed reading individual news items, but were also delighted to find so many mentions of alums and students included in the items submitted by others. So please laugh and sigh with us, and above all stay in touch.
If you are among this year’s newsletter contributors, thank you for writing. If you have not sent in an item, please consider doing so next year. You don’t have to wait until asked (but rest assured, I will ask!) Let me encourage you to write whenever you have something to share.
See my contact information below. You can also check in with us any time via the facebook pages of IU Bloomington Germanic Studies and German House Indiana University. There’s always something going on.
As for me, I can tell you that I’m as busy as ever. I developed and am teaching an intensive, graduate level course, “German for Musicians,” which grew out of my work with the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera and Ballet Theater. Students earn credits in both Germanic Studies and Music, and I get to combine two loves. I also was very happy that the annual conference of the American Literary Translators Association was held this year in Bloomington. What a delight to spend three days listening to people talk about words – and all within walking distance of my house! I spotted more than one Indiana University alum at the conference. Read on to see who.
Enjoy our newsy tradition, let us know what you think, do good work, and let us hear from you!
Mit herzlichen Grüßen,
M.A., ’68, Ph.D., ’80