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Conferences

  • Film Conference Part II, May 13

    May 1, 2002

    Nation and Representation 2002 A Film Conference UC Berkeley MONDAY, 13 MAY, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., room 282 Dwinelle III. Strangers in the Nation Robert Peckerar: The Vampire Writes Back: Icons of Eastern European Jews June Hwang: Locating the Wandering Jew Joel Freeman: Death and the Grounds of Nationalism in Triumph of the Will Alexander Klemm: Staging Racism in R.W. Fassbinder’s Fear Eats the Soul IV. Staging Identities Mariah Larsson: “An Impossible Homecoming”. Mai Zetterling’s Questioning of the Swedish Imagined Community Meg Dahlgren: Nationalist Lampoon: H.J. Syberberg’s Parsifal Mike Allan: Image and Nation at War:Harun Farocki’s Bilder der Welt und…

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  • Film Conference Part I, May 6

    May 1, 2002

    Nation and Representation 2002 A Film Conference UC Berkeley MONDAY, 6 MAY 2002, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., room 282 Dwinelle I. Colonial Contacts David Gramling: F.W. Murnau’s Traffic in Tabu Jim Ramey: Werner Herzog’s Representational Imperialism Gerrit Hoche: “Long Arrows are Gaining Fashion”: Targeting the Colonial Gaze in Werner Herzog’s Aguirre II. Mediated Travel Richard Ascarate: Mirages of Documentary: Werner Herzog’s Fata Morgana Darlene Pursley: Capturing Nostalgia: Video Images in the Films of Wim Wenders Lee Roberts: Tokyo-Ga or Images of Germany? Mediated Memories of Forgotten Fathers Johanna Jacobsen: Germans and Turks: Cinematic Encounters of the Travelling Kind Sponsored…

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  • Germanic Linguistics Roundtable, Apr 5-6

    April 1, 2002

    The Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable meets biennially in even-numbered years. In 2002 it will meet on Friday and Saturday, April 5-6. 2002 BERKELEY GERMANIC LINGUISTICS ROUNDTABLE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY PROGRAM  Friday, April 5 8:30 Registration (Faculty Club: Seaborg Room) Morning Session: John H. McWhorter (UC Berkeley)  9:00 Sang Hwan Seong (Univ. of Bonn): “Transitive Constructions and Prominence Typology in English, Dutch, and German”  9:25 Gergely Toth (UC Berkeley): A Strong West Germanic MP Competitor: The Case of Hungarian”  9:50 Anatoly Liberman (Univ. of Minnesota): “Some General Principles of Etymology”  10:15 Lee M. Roberts (UC Berkeley): “When Form Defines Content”…

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  • 2002 German Studies Conference, Apr 5-6

    April 1, 2002

    Each year the graduate students of the department organize and host a two-day conference on a specific interdisciplinary theme. The conference offers students and faculty from the U. S. and abroad an opportunity to present their research on such diverse topics as: “Self-Made Germans: Authenticity, Authority and Self-Fashioning” (2001), “The German Soldier” (2000), “Reading Turn-of-the-Century Culture at the Turn of the Century” (1999), “Building Memory: City Space and Urban Experience” (1998), and “Conquering Women: Gender and War” (1997). Our recent conferences have received great praise from faculty and students both at Berkeley and around the country. They familiarize students with…

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  • Semiotic Circle Meeting, Jan 26-27

    January 20, 2002

    The Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Circle of California will be held in the Faculty Club, on Saturday and Sunday, January 26-27, 2002. As customary, the meeting is an open-topic research paper meeting. Schedule 8:45 am: Registration (coffee/tea breaks, luncheon, closing pastry / wine): students $20; others $40 Morning Session: Winfried Kudszus (UC Berkeley), Chair 9:00 am Denis J. Brion (Washington & Lee Law School): “Illegitimate Politics in Bush v. Gore” 9:30 am Richard John Ascarate & Tonya Kim Dewey (UC Berkeley): “Cracking the Nut: The Translation of Prose to choreography and Gesture in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Tales” 10:00 am…

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