German 102D (3) Advanced Language Practice: Popular Culture in Germany. Staff
This course explores German popular culture from the last 30 years through various media, including literature, music, performance art, blogs, and movies. What was “popular” in the last three decades in German speaking countries?
What is the purpose of education? Should the university prepare students for the job market or emphasize the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake?
News & Announcements
The Department invites applications for multi-year doctoral fellowships in all areas, including cross-disciplinary studies. In cooperation with the Center for Jewish Studies we also offer support for students working on German-Jewish topics. In addition, we are very proud to announce the newly established Sunrise Foundation Fellowship in German Film and Media.
UC Berkeley’s 27th annual German Department Graduate Conference on the topic of “Affective Realisms” was organized by graduate students Caroline Durlacher, Molly Krueger, Landon Reitz, and Michael Sandberg.
Graduate students Jarrett Dury-Agri, Alicia Roy, Michael Sandberg, and Cara Tovey presented their work at the June 2019 BTWH (Berkeley-Tübingen-Wien-Harvard) international working group conference in Bale, Croatia, on the topic “Verdinglichung/Reification.”
Professor Anton Kaes published “Der Traum vom Kino: Zur Filmtheorie der Weimarer Republik,” which appears in the catalogue to the exhibition “Kino der Moderne: Film in der Weimarar Republik,” currently showing at the Kinemathek Berlin.
Professor Niklaus Largier hosted and co-taught a weeklong summer school at UC Berkeley on the topic “Formen des Übens” in August 2019, as part of a cooperation with Universität zu Köln.
Graduate student Landon Reitz presented in May at the 54th International Congress on Medieval States. His paper was entitled “Reading with the Entire Body.”
A central concept in Foucault's later work is Askesis: an exercise of oneself,…
“As on the First Day”: The Struggle of Firsts in Heidegger’s “First Elaboration” of his “Origin of the Work of Art”
The primary thesis of this paper is that Heidegger’s “First Elaboration” of…
Dann bin ich um den Schlaf gebracht,
Ich kann nicht die Augen schließen,
Und meine heissen Tränen fließen.
In allen Lüften hallt es wie Geschrei.
Dachdecker stürzen ab und gehn entzwei
Und an den Küsten —liest man — steigt die Flut.
Und grün des Lebens goldner Baum
Juristerei und Medizin
Und leider auch Theologie
Durchaus studiert mit heißem Bemühn.
Da steh ich nun, ich armer Tor!
Und bin so klug als wie zuvor.