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Calendar of Events
The Department of German hosts and co-sponsors a range of events throughout the year, including conferences, lecture series, and weekly/biweekly colloquia and social activities. See our Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date information.
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29th Annual Berkeley Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference: “Traveling Forms: Global German Studies”
As a pandemic and international solidarity for Black Lives Matter demand reckoning with crises of a global scale, we propose to rethink German Studies in its constitutive contradiction: formed around a national canon, yet also situated in global networks, the discipline calls for conceptual, aesthetic, and historical reevaluations of cultural-medial forms in motion. Around 1800, Immanuel Kant conceptualized cosmopolitanism without leaving Königsberg, and the decreasingly mobile Goethe projected the idea of world literature from his study in Weimar, suggesting that visions of global circulation often arise in tension with local limitations on mobility. In this sense, we pose questions such…
“The Madhouse: Ecological Anxiety and Viral Reality in Kafka and Coetzee”
The German department is proud to present: “The Madhouse: Ecological Anxiety and Viral Reality in Kafka and Coetzee” Prof. Ian Fleishman German and Cinema & Media Studies University of Pennsylvania