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  • Weimar Culture Conference, Apr 16-20

    April 1, 2010

    Weimar Culture I. The Role of Experience (Moderator: Martin Jay) 9:30-10:15 a.m. Michael Minden: "From 'Erlebnis' to 'Erfahrung'" 10:15-11:00 a.m. David Midgley: "'Entzauberung' – as an instrument of investigation and a bone of contention in the interpretation of Weimar Culture" 11:00-11:15 a.m. Break 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Niklaus Largier: "'Another state' of experience: Musil’s 'Moeglichkeitssinn' in context" 12:00-1:30 p.m. BreakII. The Body Reconstituted (Moderator: Niklaus Largier) 1:30-2:15 p.m. Andrew Webber: "Back to Balazs: body parts in Weimar film" 2:15-3:00 p.m. Annika Orich: "Otto Rippert’s Homunculus on ARTificial reproduction" 3:00-3:45 p.m. Christopher Young: "Rethinking Weimar sports history: university sport and the student body"…

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  • Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, Apr 9-10

    April 1, 2010

    Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable *** Friday, April 9, 2010 8:00 a.m. Registration Morning Session: John Askedal (Chair) 8:20 a.m. P. Bennett, M. Durrell, S. Scheible, J. Whitt. (Univ. of Manchester, UK): "Grammaticalization, Prescriptivism, and the Status of the würde + Infinitive Construction in Early Modern German: Evidence from the GerManCorpus" 8:40 a.m. Murielle Etoré (Univ. of Paris IV-Sorbonne): "Research on Verbs of Motion in German and English Economics Language" 9:00 a.m. Adams LaBorde (Univ. of Texas): "Redefining Three Old Saxon Prepositions" 9:20 a.m. Toshihiro Oda (Fukuoka University, Japan): "Another Early Schwa: The Underlying Vowel of Old English Syllabic Consonants" 9:40…

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  • BTWH Conference, Apr 1-3

    March 15, 2010

    The New Man / Der neue Mensch 2010 Conference of the BTWH International Working Group on the Emergence of German Modernity Presentations and discussion in English and German. *** Thursday, April 1 - 370 Dwinelle Hall 5:00-6:00 p.m. Film Screening. Films by Hans Richter, Fernand Léger, Viking Eggeling, and Leni Riefenstahl. 6:00-7:00 p.m. Keynote Presentations. Siegfried Mattl (Vienna), "Der 'Neue Mensch' und die aktive Passivität bei Otto Neurath"; and Klaus Müller-Richter (Tübingen), "Ingenieur – Neuer Körper – Neue Zeichen: Zur Semiotik in G." Friday, April 2 - 370 Dwinelle Hall 10:00-11:30 a.m. Panel 1: G for Gestaltung. Moderator: Michael Cowan…

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  • 2010 German Studies Conference, Mar 12-14

    March 1, 2010

    The Use of History 18th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference University of California, Berkeley March 12-14, 2010 *** Friday, March 12 - B4 Dwinelle Hall (Level A) 6:00 p.m. Screening of "The Baader-Meinhof Complex" (dir. Uli Edel, 2008). A pre-screening talk will be given by Carrie Collenberg (California State University, Long Beach). Saturday, March 13 – 370 Dwinelle Hall (Level F) 9:00-10:30 a.m. Panel I: The Use and Abuse of History Josiah Simon (University of Oregon): "Der kritische Sammler" Ulrike Wagner (Columbia University): "The Migration of the Muses: Historical Scholarship and Transnational German Romanticism" Carolin Rocks (Washington University in St.…

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  • 2009 German Studies Conference, Mar 13-15

    March 1, 2009

    The Threat and Allure of the Magical in Literature, Language, Philosophy, History and the Arts 17th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference Dating back to the 9th Century Old High German Merseburg Incantations (die Merseburger Zaubersprüche) and their influence on the fairy-tale world of the Brothers Grimm, references to the magical boil forth from a wide range of cultural forms, from Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) in music to Werner Herzog’s Invincible in film. In silent film, modern literature and the arts, magic both heralded and haunted an artistic revolution in which the avant-garde and the occult recurrently intersected. In…

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  • Semiotic Circle Meeting, Jan 24

    January 5, 2009

    2009 Semiotic Circle of California.

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  • Orienting Istanbul Conference, Sept 25-27

    September 1, 2008

    Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe? September 25-27, 2008 Istanbul is one of many world cities that turn to culture to establish a place on the world map. It is also the site of a unique debate on European integration entwined with the memory of earlier Orientalist representations. The selection of Istanbul as one of the Cultural Capitals of Europe in 2010 highlights the social and spatial tensions of staging cities and imagining citizens as consumers of culture. Taking this spectacle in the making as a departure point, this conference brings new research on technologies of government, carried out in…

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  • 2008 German Studies Conference, Mar 7-9

    March 1, 2008

    Rebellion and Revolution: Defiance in German Language, History and Art 16th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference University of California, Berkeley *** Friday, March 7 5:00-6:00 pm. Reception in the German Library, 5337 Dwinelle Hall (Level E) 6:00-8:00 p.m. Film Screening in B4 Dwinelle Hall (Level A): Peter Zadek’s "Ich bin ein Elefant, Madame" (1968) Saturday, March 8 – 370 Dwinelle Hall (Level F) 8:00-8:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries 8:30-8:45 a.m. Introductory Remarks (Priscilla Layne and Melissa Etzler) Panel I: REVOLUTION AND FAILURE 8:45-9:10 a.m. Thomas Brady (University of California, Berkeley): "1525 and All That: The German Peasants’ War in Modern Memory" 9:10-9:35 a.m. Dayton Henderson…

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  • Religion Conference, Apr 12-13

    April 1, 2007

    “For God’s Sake: Religious Upheaval in Politics and Society in the West” 223 Moses Hall & Faculty Club International Conference Thursday, April 12 – Friday, April 13 Around the world, religion seems to be gaining currency in public life. This is true not only in traditionally religious societies, but also in many countries long considered secular. Clear examples of a return of the religious within international politics abound: the debates prompted by Pope Benedict’s speech at the University of Regensburg, the prominence of evangelicals on the neo-conservative right wing in both the domestic and foreign policy of the United States,…

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  • 2007 German Studies Conference, Mar 16-17

    March 1, 2007

    Dialects & Dialogues 15th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference The conference aims to explore historical, (pop-)cultural, political, linguistic, and literary movements concerning the notions of dialect and German. Like a puzzle, the German language is made up of many pieces. Some pieces are easily recognizable—creating the borders of the image—, while others don’t seem to fit at first glance, and still others have been scattered or lost on the floor. No piece alone represents the entire picture, rather the dialogue of juxtaposition and interaction of all the varieties create the German language. Questions that will be addressed include: What role…

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