Professor Rovit is a specialist in German theater with particular attention to the post-War legacy and the Holocaust.
Teaching interests: Script Analysis; Theatre Historiography. Special Topics in Modern European Drama, specifically German; The New Beginning: German Theatre trends,1945-1949; Jewish Artistic production in Nazi Germany; Theatre and Genocide.
Research interests: The cultural heritage of the Holocaust (1933-1945), including art produced by prisoner-artists in situ and the role of the performing arts under duress: within Nazi Germany, and in ghetto and camp settings. Theatre and Trauma Studies. Rebuilding the cultural landscape, post WWII Germany.
Calendar of the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
- Apr 07
Languages Contacts Between German and Slovene
- Apr 10
Is There a Third Space? On Exile and Returning Home
- Apr 11
Niemandsland / No Mans Land: Lost in the Homeland and Searching for a Third Space
Is there anything you would add? Thanks to Sara Anderson, German Studies/GIST major, for this link! http://9gag.com/gag/adYv88j
RT @lcom : A look inside @KUnews ' renovated Swarthout Recital Hall and a look back at how it got here. http://t.co/S5uNrDwakK http://t.co/mw…
David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”
Home to 50+ departments, centers, and programs, the School of the Arts, and the School of Public Affairs and Administration
KU offers courses in 40 languages
No. 1 ranking in city management and urban policy —U.S. News and World Report
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times