Meyer J Weinshel

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Contact Me

weins096@umn.edu
612-625-9350

German, Scandinavian and Dutch
Room 320 FolH
0143A
9 Pleasant St SE

My research interests include German- and Austrian-Jewish literature and culture. I am writing my dissertation on translations of German-language poetry into Yiddish--completed prior to and following the First World War--in Habsburg and interwar Central Europe.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • MA: Germanic Studies, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2016.
  • BA (with Honors): German Studies, Macalester College , 2012 .

Specialties

  • 19th-21st century German & Austrian literature and culture
  • Yiddish literature and culture
  • translation studies
  • language pedagogy
Courses Taught
  • GER/JWST 3633: The Holocaust - Memory, History, Narrative (Teaching Assistant)
  • German 1004: Intermediate German (primary instructor)
  • German 1003: Intermediate German (primary instructor)
  • German 1002: Beginning German (primary instructor)
  • German 1001: Beginning German (primary instructor)
Research & Professional Activities

Outreach

  • College in the Schools: 2017 - 2018
  • Holocaust and Genocide Education Outreach: 2017
Awards
  • Center for Austrian Studies Research Grant, Summer 2018
  • Hella Lindemeyer Mears Fellowship, 2017 - 2018
  • FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship: Advanced Yiddish, Summer 2017
  • GRPP (Graduate Research Partnership Program) Award - Dissertation Research in Vienna, Austria and Vilnius, Lithuania, June 2016 - August 2016
  • FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship: Elementary Yiddish, Summer 2015
  • CLA Graduate Fellowship, 2014 - 2015