March 1, 2011
Royoza Maeda (Rikkyo Universität, Tokyo) und Wilhelm Vosskamp (Universität zu Köln)
October 1, 2008
New Perspective on German Romanticism
Professor Rüdiger Campe (Yale University): "Faith and Believe. Novalis and the Re-invention of Political Theology." Respondent: Russell Bucher (Berkeley)
Professor Jocelyn Holland (UC Santa Barbara): "Schlegel, Novalis, and the Point of Romanticism." Respondent: Eric Savoth (Berkeley).
Reception to follow in the German Department Library.
January 28, 2008
“The Poem and Philosophy”
Presentations by Peter Fenves (Northwestern University): "Toward the Idea of the 'Poetized': Benjamin’s Analyses of Hölderlin"; and Paul Davies (University of Sussex): "A Poem and its Context".
Followed by a roundtable discussion with the presenters. Reception to follow in the German library.
December 1, 2006
Symposium on Friedrich Schiller’s, "On the Aesthetic Education of Man in a Series of Letters."
Featuring Helmut Müller-Sievers (Nothwestern): "Playing through Pain. Schiller’s Aesthetics and the Emergence of Masochism"; Karen Feldman (UC Berkeley): "Parables of Relevance: On Schiller, de Man and Aesthetic Ideology"; Gerhard Richter (UC Davis): "Translating Aesthetics: Heidegger’s 1936/37 Seminar on Schiller’s Aesthetic Letters."
Followed by a round table discussion with the presenters and Walter Sokel.
December 1, 2004
In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Kant’s death, the Department of German at Berkeley will host an afternoon symposium. Bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines on campus, this conference will examine the nexus between Kant’s philosophy and literature. The event will take place on Friday, December 3, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. in 3335 Dwinelle Hall. Questions? Please contact graduate student Christina Gerhardt. Kant Symposium: Kant and Literature 1:00-1:45 p.m. Pheng Cheah (Dept of Rhetoric, UC Berkeley): "'An original Understanding as cause of the world': Nature as Techne in Kant’s 3rd Critique" 1:45-2:30 p.m. Robert Kaufman (Dept of English, Stanford):…
August 1, 2004
Kaushal Raju, one of our German majors (and Philosophy double-major), is presenting a version of his honors thesis titled: "A Rejection of Consequentialist Readings of Nietzsche’s 'Immoralism'" at the 2004 McNair Symposium here on campus. You are all invited to attend his talk on Friday, August 13 from 4:10-5:40 p.m. in room 235 Dwinelle. His presentation will be for 20 mins (15 mins talk + 5 mins for Q&A), during the above mentioned session time. ABSTRACT: Despite the fact that Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) reacted strongly against John Stuart Mills version of Utilitarianism, scholars such as Steven Hales (1995) and Ivan…
December 1, 2003
The German Department plans to honor Theodor W. Adorno’s 100th birthday this year with a one-day symposium: Adorno: Exile and Ethics Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities 9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks – Christina Gerhardt, Berkeley Exile 10:00-11:00 a.m. Martin Jay, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History, Berkeley: “Taking on the Stigma of the Inauthentic: Adorno’s Critique of Genuineness” (Moderator: Anton Kaes, Chair and Professor of German, UC-Berkeley) 11:00-12:00 p.m. Detlev Claussen, Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Universität Hannover: ”Frankfurter Transfer: Adorno between America and Germany” (Moderator: Robert Holub, Professor of German, Berkeley) 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Ethics…
April 7, 2002
A History of German Techno With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, techno has emerged as a musical style that has defined a reunified Germany. Join us in this unique multimedia presentation which will explore the theories and trends behind the success of this culture. The lecture (in English) will be followed by a deejay set which will cover the important styles that emerged in Germany during the past ten years. Tueday, April 16 in room 155 Dwinelle (450 seats) Doors open at 5:30 pm 6-7 pm lecture 7-9 pm deejay set Presented by Sean Nye: Known as dj…
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.