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Apr 28, 2015
After President John Hennessy's Annual Address to the Academic Council: Technology in Teaching and Learning on April 30, 2015 at 3:15PM, Amir Eshel, Edward Clark Crossett Professor of Humanistic Studies, Professor of German Studies and director of the Department of Comparative Literature, will be part of a panel discussion on the topic.
Apr 24, 2015
"Lacuna Stories" is a collaborative annotation platform that empowers students and instructors to engage with course materials, and each other, in innovative and meaningful ways. Lacuna Stories is led by Amir Eshel and Brian Johnsrud and developed by the DLCL's Academic Technology Specialist Michael Widner. For more information, visit
Aug 15, 2014
Please join me in congratulating German and Comparative Literature professor Amir Eshel, along with MTL PhD Brian Johnsrud, who have received an award from the Roberta Bowman Denning Initiative for the Lacuna Stories project.
Feb 12, 2014
The Gerda Henkel Foundation has generously agreed to extend its support to bring scholars from German universities to Stanford’s Department of German studies through the academic year 2018-19.  The Gerda Henkel Visiting Professors spend one quarter at Stanford during which they offer a seminar in their area of expertise, present a public lecture and participate in Stanford’s intellectual community, as they continue their own research. Selected through a competitive open application process, the Visiting Professors are drawn from fields in the historical humanities in order to enrich...
May 03, 2013
Ruth Starkman is a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. Please see her Huffington Post blog entry on "Preparing the Next Generation of Humanities Scholar Teachers at Stanford." Please also visit Ruth Starkman's Official Huffington Post blog for her past entries on a wide variety of interesting topics.A philosopher and nurse by training, Ruth Starkman currently teaches "The Rhetoric of Biomedical ethics" and "Science, Democracy and Social Media." In addition to teaching and tutoring students, she is the author of two books and writes on political...
Jun 21, 2012
Crossings is the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages annual publication highlighting the Division's graduates.  Included in this year's Crossings publication are personal essays from many of the DLCL graduates, as well as an update from the Division Chair and an update on the DLCL Research Unit.  You can download a .pdf of this years Crossings by clicking on the link below. As always, thank you to our donors.