Students in Cornell’s German Club have created a new online journal to allow their peers to share and practice their writing in German.
“Submissions can be in any format – stories, essays, poems, critiques,” said Lydia Morgan ‘17, club president. “This isn’t something that you would write for a class.”
The group hopes that the journal, Übung, will attract numerous submissions, with the best being chosen for a reading at the end-of-year awards ceremony within the German studies department, Morgan said.
“in German, Übung means practice,” she said. “We don’t want this to be an intimidating process, but rather we want the journal to be a place for people who want to practice their German skills.”
Morgan, whose hometown is Atlanta, Ga., is a biology major with a German minor who has studied the language since elementary school.
"I continued learning in college because I wanted to see what others' experiences with German language and culture were,” Morgan said. “And to learn more German, of course.”
Submissions for the new journal can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. They must be written in German and should not be more than 1,000 words. Along with the journal, the German Club also provides networking opportunities for German speakers at Cornell through events that promote authentic and modern German culture, and allow students to practice and enjoy the German language.