Departmental News


  • New book chapter by Prof. Jeroen Dewulf

    June 25, 2019

    Sangamentos on Congo Square? Kongolese Warriors, Brotherhood Kings, and Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans, Cécile Fromont (ed.): Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas: Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition (University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019), 23-41  https://www.psupress.org/books/titles/978-0-271-08329-2.html  

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  • New article by Prof. Jeroen Dewulf

    March 27, 2019

    “Iberian linguistic elements among the black population in New Netherland (1614–1664)”, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 34:1, 2019

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  • New book by Prof. Irmengard Rauch

    March 12, 2019

    Selected Writings of Irmengard Rauch, Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics vol. 98 (2019) Selected Writings of Irmengard Rauch represents that portion of Irmengard Rauch’s articles which center on contemporary and historical Germanic linguistic phenomena. They thus speak to the principal North, East, and West Germanic dialects. Her authored books The Old High German Diphthongization: A Description of a Phonemic Change (1967); The Old Saxon Language: Grammar, Epic Narrative, Linguistic Interference (1992); Semiotic Insights: The Data Do the Talking (1998); The Gothic Language: Grammar, Genetic Provenance and Typology, Readings (2003, 2011); The Phonology/Paraphonology Interface and the Sounds of German Across…

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  • Cornell Summer Course – Taught by Niklaus Largier

    November 9, 2018

    Professor Niklaus Largier will teach a 6 week course at the School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University.  The course entitled “Figures of Possibility: Figuration, Imagination, and the Phenomenology of Rhetorical Effects” will run June 16 – July 25. Interested parties may find additional information at the School for Criticism and Theory.

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    March 7, 2018

    BIG GIVE — SEIZE THE MOMENT  MARCH 8th! The Cal experience is made up of so many moments. Moments of realization. Moments of glory. Moments of truth. A-ha moments and moments you’ll remember for the rest of your days. You can make more Berkeley moments happen during Big Give, our day of online giving March 8, helping us maintain our position as the No. 1 public university in the world as we approach our 150th anniversary. Visit at BigGive.berkeley.edu and donate to the Department of German today!

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  • Emina Mušanović accepts position as Assistant Professor of German at Linfield College

    March 7, 2016

    Emina Mušanović has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of German at Linfield College. Congratulations, Emina!

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  • Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor: Professor Helmuth Lethen

    September 11, 2015

    The German Department at Berkeley welcomes this year’s Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor, Professor Helmuth Lethen (IFK, Vienna). Professor Lethen is offering a compact seminar entitled “Brecht’s Hauspostille.” He will also participate in Prof. Kaes’ seminar on the Avant-garde throughout September. Professor Lethen will give a public lecture on “Der Schatten des Fotografen” on September 18, 4-6 pm.

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  • “The Future of the Past” Conference

    April 19, 2015

    Photo by Stephanie Peltner The Alumni Conference “The Future of the Past” was truly a unique event. Special thanks are due to the organizing committee – Nina Berman, Noah Isenberg, Jennifer Kapzcynski, and Barbara Kosta – for putting together a well-composed program, as well as the other alumni speakers – June Hwang, Susanne Baackmann, Sara Hall, Robert McFarland, Kristin Kopp, Nancy Nenno, Kurt Beals, Rick McCormick, and Eric Ames – who travelled to Berkeley for this homecoming. We owe the pleasure of this reunion to one very special person, Professor Anton Kaes, who was the advisor on the dissertations written by all these former students. Our colleague and…

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