Nick Block just returned from the award ceremony at the ACTFL in Philadelphia where he accepted the AATG German Quarterly Graduate Student Paper Award.
During the ceremony, Nick sat next to Jonathan Wipplinger who won this year's Max Kade Prize for best article in German Quarterly. Jonathan is Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University and received his PhD from our program in 2006.
Counting in Solveig Heinz's 2011 prize for best article in Die Unterrichtspraxis, Nick proudly notes that "Michigan has won the trifecta of AATG publishing awards":
Best Article Award, 2012, in The German Quarterly
Jonathan Wipplinger, "The Racial Ruse: On Blackness and Blackface Comedy in fin-de-siecle Germany."
Best Article Award, 2011, in Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German
Solveig Heinz, "Opera in the Foreign Language Classroom: Learning German with Mozart, Wagner, Weber, and Johann Strauß"
Best Graduate Essay Award (forthcoming in German Quarterly!), 2012
Nick Block, "Ex-Libris and Exchange: Immigrant Interventions in the German-Jewish Renaissance"
Congratulations to All!