Undergraduate Conference in German Studies

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Undergraduate Research Conference in German Studies

Moravian College, Bethlehem, PAApril 13, 2019
at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all students who attended the ninth annual conference and presented their research projects in German Studies. The large variety and high quality of the papers and posters and the meaningful and stimulating discussions following each session were truly impressive. We also want to convey our deep gratitude to our colleagues for mentoring their students to reach these remarkable levels of achievement in German Studies and also for accompanying them to the conference and moderating a session.

The jury had a difficult task to select the best papers. The decision was aided by the following criteria:

  1. Clarity and subtlety of the thesis (argument)
  2. Recognition of and critical work with the multiplicity of interpretive voices
  3. Recognition of the complexity of primary sources
  4. Elegance and persuasiveness in answering the questions from the audience

The Max Kade Prize for the best research project and presentation
is awarded to (in alphabetical order):

Nicolas Herzberg (Grinnell College, IA)
Emily Loparco (Syracuse University, NY)

Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order):

Melina Boutris (Southwestern University, TX)
Leah Epstein (Lafayette College, PA)
Noel Fedeli (Kutztown University, PA)


Axel Hildebrandt, Associate Professor of German, Moravian College
Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger, Professor of German, Lafayette College

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