Silke Schade received her education at Smith College (B.A., Gender Studies and German Studies, 1997) and the University of Cincinnati (M.A., Ph.D., German Studies, 2007). Before joining the department, she taught at Colby College, the German School at Middlebury College, and the University of Cincinnati (U.S.). Her research and teaching interests include German language and culture, 19th- through 21st-century German literature, transcultural literature and film, Gender Studies, German-Jewish Studies, European Studies, and German for professional purposes. She recently completed her Ph.D. in contemporary transcultural literature with a dissertation entitled “Rewriting Home and Migration: Spatiality in the Narratives of Barbara Honigmann and Emine Sevgi Özdamar.” Dr. Schade serves as outreach coordinator for DAAD, PAD, and the Goethe Institut, and as coordinator for the department’s video and DVD collection. Courses offered 2007-2008 * German language courses (GERM 110, 200, 210) * Lovers and Losers: Great Works of Literature from Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe (CENS 202) * Border Crossing: Contemporary German Literature (GERM 302) Current Research Project “Migration as Creative Energy: Özdamar, Honigmann, and the Reinvention of German Spaces.” .

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Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1Z1