Departmental News

Departmental News

  • Graduate Symposium on German Medieval Studies

    May 1, 2017

    The Graduate Symposium on German Medieval Studies will be convened this year at Stanford (May 4) and Berkeley (May 5). Stanford – Wallenberg Hall, Room 433A 10:00 am. Welcome (Coffee and light refreshments) 10:15 am. Session 1 Moderated by Kathrin Gollwitzer, Berkeley Walker Horsfall, Toronto. “Mirrors and Mock Jousts: Metaphor as Ritual in Frauenlob” Mareike Reisch, Stanford. “sinne und vernunft: Die bildliche Darstellung eines mittelalterlichen Modells von Sinneswahrnehmung im Konstanzer Haus zur Kunkel“ Daniela Fuhrmann and Pia Selmayr, Zurich. “Narrated Orders – Orders of Narration” 12:30 pm. Lunch 1:30 pm. Session 2 Moderated by Landon Reitz, Berkeley Hans Pech, Harvard.…

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  • Big Give 11-17-2016

    November 8, 2016

    GIVE TO UC BERKELEY AND CHANGE THE WORLD BIG GIVE — BE THE BERKELEY EFFECT –  NOV. 17 The butterfly effect explains change so from the smallest gift to the biggest, your generosity to Cal holds truly transformative power.  The Berkeley Effect changes the world. During Big Give — our day of online giving — you can be that effect by giving your favorite  Cal schools, colleges, and programs a boost. Together we’ll ensure that Berkeley students and faculty continue to spark transformative  change everywhere, maintaining our position as the No. 1 public university in  the world. Mark your calendars and on Thursday,…

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  • Erik Born is awarded the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

    April 27, 2016

    Erik Born has been awarded the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University. Congratulations, Erik!

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  • Paul Dobryden accepts position as Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

    April 27, 2016

    Paul Dobryden has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures. Congratulations, Paul!

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  • Robin Ellis accepts position as Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Davidson College

    April 27, 2016

    Robin Ellis has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Davidson College. Congratulations, Robin!

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  • Loops of Mig:ration

    March 11, 2016

    The Loops of Mig:ration workshop with José F. A. Oliver was a great success! It was wonderful to bring together colleagues from a range of disciplines. A special thanks goes to Jon Cho-Polizzi for organizing the workshop! José F. A. Oliver and organizer Jon Cho-Polizzi

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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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  • Focus in Distraction

    March 4, 2016

    The 24th Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference “Focus in Distraction” was a great success. For a full schedule of the conference, please see the events calendar. A warm thanks to all the conference participants and the conference organizers Jarrett Dury-Agri, Ken Fockele, and Greg Smith. Conference organizers from left: Jarrett Dury-Agri, Greg Smith, and Ken Fockele  

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  • Berkeley-Köln Summer School

    February 5, 2016

    “Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy” – Berkeley-Köln Summer School The Berkeley-Köln Summer School, established by the Anneliese Maier prize, offers graduate students the opportunity for intensive discussions focussed on aesthetics, rhetoric, and literary criticism with an international team of professors from Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, and Media Studies. The goal is to work cooperatively on theoretical questions beyond disciplinary boundaries. The five-day summer school will alternate between the Universität zu Köln and UC Berkeley for five years. In the mornings there will be a seminar directed by one of the experts, in the afternoons there will be project presentations by participants. The discussion will be based on…

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  • BIG GIVE: NOVEMBER 19

    November 9, 2015

    Big Give, Berkeley’s 24-hour fundraising blitz, is back – and bigger than ever! Just as the Cal community consistently reaches higher, aims farther, and imagines a better world beyond our own needs, the second annual Big Give is thinking even bigger: your gift of any amount this year makes an even bigger impact on students. Mark your calendar! Visit the Give to German link on the department homepage to contribute any amount. Together we will continue to dream bigger and do better – keeping Berkeley the No. 1 public university in the world.

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