Departmental News


  • Aris Fioretos Reading, Mar 6

    March 1, 2012

    Aris Fioretos (Södertörn högskola Stockholm) will give a reading from his novel "Der letzte Grieche" (2011) in a talk titled, "Vielsprachige Migrationsgeschichte aus Karteikarten." Reading and discussion.

  • Poetry Reading, Apr 25

    April 1, 2008

    Poetry reading, "War and Conflict."

  • Tawada and Senocak Reading, Apr 18

    April 1, 2008

    Yoko Tawada and Zafer Senocak will give a reading under the title, "Where Europe Continues… Translingual Writers and the Cosmopolitan Imagination."

  • Bas Böttcher Reading, Oct 11

    October 1, 2007

    The German Poetry Club presents Bas Böttcher.

  • Dean and Zahno Reading, Feb 21

    February 1, 2007

    Authors Martin R. Dean and Daniel Zahno will give readings after an introduction by Prof. Romey Sabalius (San Jose State University).

    The event is sponsored by the Swiss Arts Council "Pro Helvetia."

  • Gregor Hens Reading and Talk, Apr 26

    April 1, 2004

    We welcome author Gregor Hens for a Lesung und Gespräch (in German & English) at 4:00 pm in Dwinelle 3335 and at 7:30 pm, Goethe-Institut Auditorium, 530 Bush Street, San Francisco. One of Germany’s finest young authors, Gregor Hens, professor of German at Ohio State University, will read from his works, which have earned high praise from German critics. Himmelsturz (2002), acclaimed by Die Welt as the “best debut novel” of the year, tells the story of a German-American professor whose perfect marriage is called into question when he and his spouse hire an architect to build their dream house. Transfer Lounge (2003),…

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  • Esther Dischereit Reading, Apr 16

    April 1, 2004

    We welcome Esther Dischereit (Berlin) for a Lesung und Gespräch (reading in German) at 4 p.m. in Dwinelle 370. Co-sponsored by the Institute of European Studies.

  • Hugo Loetscher Reading, Apr 9

    April 1, 2004

    We welcome author Hugo Loetscher (Zürich) for a “Lesung und Gespräch” (reading in German) with Prof. Jeroen Dewulf (Universidade do Porto, Portugal), followed by a reception hosted by the Swiss Consulate, San Francisco. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the Morrison Library. This event is also co-sponsored by the UCB Library. Swiss author Hugo Loetscher is, according to the Paris newspaper Le Figaro, “a writer in the European mold”, and the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung hails him as “the most cosmo-political of all Swiss writers.” Born in 1929 in Zurich, Loetscher studied political science, economics, sociology and literature in Zurich…

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  • Zafer Senocak Reading, Feb 27

    February 1, 2003

    Max Kade Foundation Distinguished Visitor Zafer Senocak will give a reading in German starting at 4 p.m. in Dwinelle 117.

    The reading is co-sponsored by the Goethe Institut, SF.

  • Thomas Hettche Reading and Discussion, Sept 12

    September 1, 2002

    We welcome author Thomas Hettche for a "Lesung und Diskussion über Deutsche Literatur heute." The reading and discussion will take place at 2 p.m. in Dwinelle 3401.