BIG GIVE — BE THE BERKELEY EFFECT - NOV. 17
Erik Born has been awarded the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University. Congratulations, Erik!
Paul Dobryden has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Congratulations, Paul!
Robin Ellis has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Davidson College. Congratulations, Robin!
Emina Mušanović has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of German at Linfield College. Congratulations, Emina!
The 24th Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference "Focus in Distraction" was a great success. For a full schedule of the conference, please see the events calendar. A warm thanks to all the conference participants and the conference organizers Jarrett Dury-Agri, Ken Fockele, and Greg Smith.
"Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy" - Berkeley-Köln Summer School
The Berkeley-Köln Summer School, established by the Anneliese Maier prize, offers graduate students the opportunity for intensive discussions focussed on aesthetics, rhetoric, and literary criticism with an international team of professors from Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, and Media Studies. The goal is to work cooperatively on theoretical questions beyond disciplinary boundaries.
The five-day summer school will alternate between the Universität zu Köln and UC Berkeley for five years. In the mornings there will be a seminar directed by one of the experts, in the afternoons there will be project presentations by participants. The discussion will be based on pre-distributed texts. The summer school will be conducted in both English and German.
The first meeting will be from July 26 to 30 in Köln with the topic "Lebensform und Möglichkeit – Zum Zusammenspiel von Roman und Essay in der Moderne."
Big Give, Berkeley’s 24-hour fundraising blitz, is back – and bigger than ever! Just as the Cal community consistently reaches higher, aims farther, and imagines a better world beyond our own needs, the second annual Big Give is thinking even bigger: your gift of any amount this year makes an even bigger impact on students.
Mark your calendar! Visit the Give to German link on the department homepage to contribute any amount. Together we will continue to dream bigger and do better – keeping Berkeley the No. 1 public university in the world.
Semiotic Circle of California
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Call for Papers
The Thirty-First Meeting of the Semiotic Circle of California will be held in the Faculty Club of the University of California, Berkeley on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Please submit this form together with a one paragraph abstract (attachment or CD) by December 15, 2015 for participation in the meeting. As customary, the meeting will be an open topic research paper meeting. Reservations for housing may be made directly to the Faculty Club at (510) 642-1993/540-5678 or to the Hotel Durant at (510) 845-8981.