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“Teaching Environments: German Ecological Thought in the Classroom”

April 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sponsored by the Center for European Studies. Part of the Spring 2022 Lecture Series

Join us for a virtual workshop on how to implement critical environmental thinking in the German classroom at all levels. Kiley Kost, Dan Nolan, and Seth Peabody will introduce different ways of teaching environmental topics and illustrate how the Environment and Engagement in German Studies website can be a useful resource when developing or revising teaching material. In the interactive part of the workshop, participants will brainstorm ideas for and create teaching materials to be shared on the website. While everyone is welcome, we are encouraging especially graduate students to join this collaborative workshop.


Kiley Kost (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is a Lecturer in German at Carleton College. Her research is focused on the environmental humanities and ecocriticism. In particular, she examines representations of nonhuman figures in literature, including plants, animals, and themes of geology and the deep past. A dedicated instructor, these inquiries also inform her teaching in German language courses and in seminars on broader themes


Dan Nolan (Ph.D., Northwestern University) is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). His research interests include gestures of truthfulness in the emerging republics of Germany and Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries. He also works on Mobile Language Learning and helped found the Mobile Language Learning Group at UMD. He is currently working on an article on Kleist’s short text in the Berliner Abendblätter, “Unwahrscheinliche Wahrhaftigkeiten.” In addition to his work on sustainability-focused curriculum development, he also develops and runs faculty training programs on Collaborative Online International Learning for the University of Minnesota system.


Seth Peabody (Ph.D., Harvard University) is Assistant Professor of German at Carleton College. His research focuses on the intersections between environmental humanities and German language, literature, and film. As an educator, he is particularly interested in how courses focused on language skills, cultural competency, and aesthetic interpretation can contribute to efforts for environmental sustainability and social justice that extend beyond the classroom.


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April 11, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm