Departmental News


  • Workshop with Kudszus, Apr 8

    April 1, 2014

    Alle sind willkommen zu einem Werkstattgespräch mit Winfried Kudszus zum Thema "Metaphern des Mangels" am Dienstag, 8. April, 17:30-19 Uhr in 282 Dwinelle. Zur vorbereitenden Lektüre: 1) Franz Kafka: unter "26 Erzählungen": Von den Gleichnissen; Vor dem Gesetz; Die Sorge des Hausvaters; Ein Hungerkünstler 2) Ludwig Wittgenstein: Über Gewißheit, especially pp. 148 f., 170 f., 172 f., 174 (copy in dept. library, tray Kudszus) 3) Hans Blumenberg: "Im Fliegenglas", in Ästhetische und metaphorologische Schriften, pp. 210-236, 4) Jane Bennett: "Thing-Power II: Odradek's Nonorganic Life", in Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things, pp. 6 - 8,

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  • Workshop with Alumnus Gramling, Mar 18

    March 14, 2014

    Werkstattgespräch with PhD alumnus David J. Gramling (The University of Arizona) on "Multilingual World Literature? Translation and Untranslatability."

    Tuesday, March 18, 17:30-19:00 in 282 Dwinelle

  • Workshop with Dewulf, Mar 12

    March 1, 2014

    Werkstattgespräch with Jeroen Dewulf on "Travel Literature and the Search for a Global Consciousness."

  • Workshop with Weitin and Tang, Mar 4

    March 1, 2014

    Werkstattgespräch with Thomas Weitin (Universität Konstanz) und Chenxi Tang on "Erzählen und Statistik."

  • Workshop with Largier, Dec 18

    December 1, 2013

    Niklaus Largier will present a workshop titled "Essay and Essayism."

  • Cultural Memory Workshop, Dec 2

    December 1, 2013

    German 214 seminar group workshop, "Cultural Memory Reloaded Workshop."

  • DAAD Workshop, Nov 8

    November 1, 2013

    9th Annual DAAD Workshop, "DaF in den USA: Grundzüge und Perspektiven."

  • Workshop with Haubenreich, Oct 18

    October 1, 2013

    PhD Alumnus Jacob Haubenreich (College of the Holy Cross) will give a workshop titled "Materiality and Meaning in Contemporary Literary Studies: A Workshop." This workshop will focus on the what might be called the "materialist" or posthermeneutic" turn(s) in contemporary literary studies: why and how have current discussions of media materialities, affect, presence, embodiment, a-signifying practices, "new materialism," and new philology emerged at this particular moment in intellectual history? And how do these discourses relate to more "traditional" questions of textual interpretation? The presentation will be followed by a discussion of the job search process and things you can start…

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  • Migrant Archives Workshop, Mar 7

    March 1, 2013

    Please join Alessandro Triulzi (U Naples l’Orientale) and Deniz Göktürk (Berkeley) for a workshop on "Moving Europe: Migrant Archives."

  • Workshop with Andriopoulos, Feb 1

    January 25, 2013

    Please join Stefan Andriopoulos for a workshop on "Media Archeology."