Events

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Events

  • Stephen Jaeger Lecture, Apr 12

    April 7, 2002

    As part of the Bonwit-Heine Lecture Series, Stephan Jaeger will speak on “The Artistic Writing of History: Performances of the Past on the Edge between Historiography and Literature”. Stephan Jaeger has studied German and English literature at the University of Bielefeld and written his dissertation with Karl Heinz Bohrer on the theory of poetry. He has taught at the universities of Bielefeld, Giessen, and Szczecin (formerly Stettin, Poland), and he is spending this academic year as research fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His current research deals with the aesthetics of writing history in 18th century British and German historiography.…

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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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  • Theo Vennemann Lecture, Apr 4

    April 1, 2002

    As part of the 2001-2002 Bonwit-Heine Lecture Series, Theo Vennemann will speak on “Why are German and English different?” German and English are different languages; as such they may be expected to be different. The real question–and the question to be addressed in the presentation–is: Why are German and English so very different? After all, English is, like Dutch and Low German, genetically a variety of Coastal West Germanic and thus very closely related also to Inland West Germanic, i.e. High German; and Dutch and Low German are entirely within the limits of linguistic similarity or dissimilarity that is to…

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  • Noon Colloquium with Niklaus Largier, Mar 19

    March 7, 2002

    Professor Niklaus Largier will speak on “Cultures of Arousal and the Control of the Imagination” at 12 p.m. in 282 Dwinelle Hall.

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  • Cees Nooteboom Reading, Mar 18

    March 7, 2002

    Author Cees Nooteboom will give a reading     at 4 p.m. in the Morrison Room at the Main Library.

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  • Open House, Mar 18

    March 7, 2002

    The Department of German will host an Open House on Monday, March 18.

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  • Noon Colloquium with Tanja Nusser, Mar 13

    March 1, 2002

    Tanja Nusser on “Solange wir uns an ihre Gesetze halten, stehen wir unter ihrem Schutz: Die Begegnung mit den Anderen in Ulrike Ottingers Film” at 12 p.m. in 282 Dwinelle Hall.

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  • Film Studies Symposium, Mar 9

    March 1, 2002

    Film Studies Symposium titled, “Look Who’s Talking Now: Globalization, Film, Media, & the Public Sphere." The symposium will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. in 142 Dwinelle Hall.

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  • Tina Campt Lecture, Feb 6

    February 1, 2002

    Tina Campt, Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies at UC Santa Cruz, will speak on "Transnational Travels in Black: Afro-Germans and the Crowded Space of Diaspora" as part of the 2001-2002 Bonwit-Heine Lecture Series.

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