Departmental News

Departmental News

  • Compact Seminar on Kafka, Sept 7-Oct 5

    September 1, 2007

    Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor Joseph Vogl (Humboldt Unvisersität, Berlin) will be teaching German 204 in Fall 2007 under the title of “Kafka und die Mächte der Moderne.” Einen ‘Experten für Machtfragen’ hat Elias Canetti Kafka einmal genannt, und zweifellos lassen sich Kafkas Texte als Spielarten einer politischen Literatur lesen. Diese Lektüre jedenfalls soll im Seminar an ausgewählten und exemplarischen Texten versucht werden. Neben einigen geläufigen Themen der Kafka-Forschung – etwa der Frage nach der Rolle von ‘Gesetz’ und Urteilsmacht, nach der Disziplinierung des Körpers – geht es dabei auch um die Erschließung einer immanenten Programmatik und Theorie von Kafkas…

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  • Compact Seminar on Faust, Sept 8-29

    September 1, 2006

    This semester’s German 204 compact seminar will be “Faust.” Distinguished Professor Emeritus Wilhelm Vosskamp (University of Cologne) will teach the seminar for four weeks in September 2006. The seminar will inaugurate the Compact Seminar in German Studies funded by the Max Kade Foundation New York. One short paper is required. Note: This course only meets for one month, once a week, and on the following Fridays only: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in 282 Dwinelle Hall. The seminar is listed in the schedule of courses as CC# 37588: German 204 section 001: 2 Units “Faust.”

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  • Dutch Lecturer Position Open

    February 17, 2005

    February 17, 2005 – March 31, 2005 Pending budgetary resources, the Department of German has a one-year opening for a Lecturer in Dutch, 67% time, effective 1 July 2005, with the possibilility of renewal. The Lecturer will teach courses in elementary, intermediate and advanced Dutch (Dutch 1, 2, 110) as well as conversation and composition (Dutch 125). Minimum qualifications: MA, native or near-native ability in Dutch, proven teaching experience at the college level. Minimum annual full-time salary rate is $37,572; salary commensurate with education and experience. Please send complete dossier to: Dutch Lecturer Search, Department of German University of California…

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  • Congratulations to Examinees!

    December 1, 2003

    Congratulations to the following students in recognition of passing their exams in November: MA in German Literature and Culture Christian Buss Katra Byram Michael Huffmaster Sabrina Rahman Robert Schechtman Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani PhD in German Literature and Culture Richard Ascarate Emily Banwell Chantelle Warner

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  • Faculty in the News!

    November 27, 2003

    Professor Niklaus Largier was cited in a New York Times article that appeared on November 27, 2003. — November 27, 2003 On Acknowledgments, the Inquisition Was Easier By Sam Roberts Last time, it was the dedication. My book was already at the printer when the editor called to say I had forgotten to dedicate it to anyone. So without thinking I dedicated the book to my 82-year-old mother. When I ceremoniously presented her with the bound galleys, she cried. So did my wife, not so much because she hadn’t been chosen but because she wasn’t consulted. She has never read…

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  • van Alphen is New Dutch Chair

    August 1, 2003

    We are pleased to report that Professor Ernst van Alphen has agreed to join our faculty in 2004 as the Queen Beatrix Chair in Dutch Studies.

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  • Euba is New Language Program Coordinator

    August 1, 2003

    We welcome Nikolaus Euba, our new language program coordinator, who joins us this fall semester 2003.

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  • Holub Appointed Dean

    August 1, 2003

    Robert C. Holub has been appointed Dean of the Undergraduate Division. Congratulations to Professor Holub on this appointment! To read more about it, please see the Berkleyan.

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