MemberPeter Schweppe

…Ph.D. Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, McGill University
M.A. Department of Germanics, University of Washington 
B.A. Department of German; Department of History, University of Montana…

I received my PhD from McGill University in June 2017 after completing my dissertation, Out of Line: Print and Materiality in the West German Protest Movement. At present I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of German at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where I will be teaching courses in German language as well as an upper-level interdisciplinary seminar titled: “Protest: West Germany, 1968.” My research interests include theories of media, materiality, performativity, protest and visual culture. I am an avid radio/podcast listener and enjoy the great outdoors where and when I can.

MemberAriane Santerre

…B.A. McGill University (2011)

M.A. Université de Montréal (2014)

Ph.D. Université de Montréal (2019)…

A native French speaker, I am passionate about literature and languages. My research interests lie primarily in 20th-century French literature and Holocaust studies. My dissertation analyzed French and Italian written testimonies published by Nazi camp survivors in the immediate post-war years, focusing on their struggle with language and their handling of interdiscourse.

MemberDaniel W. Pratt

…McGill University…

I’m interested in Central and Eastern European literature, culture, film, and intellectual history, from Germany to Russia. My current research focuses on the intersection of literature, philosophy, narrative, and aesthetics from the 18th century to the present day. I work primarily on the 20th and 21st centuries, although I have a continuing interest in the 19th century as well (particularly Romanticism and the development of narratological paradigms). I am currently finishing a book project on constructing non-narrative temporalities in Central Europe. I argue that Central European authors rejected narrative constructions of time, opting instead for forms of episodes, collage, and spectral traces to develop alternative temporal constructions. My next project takes me to the 1980s in Central Europe where the second generation of dissidents rejected not only the socialist regimes but also the opposition of the previous generation.