Departmental News

Departmental News

  • Graduate Students Present at Annual BTWH Conference

    September 3, 2019

    This June, graduate students Jarrett Dury-Agri, Alicia Roy, Michael Sandberg, and Cara Tovey presented their work at the 2019 BTWH (Berkeley-Tübingen-Wien-Harvard) international working group conference in Bale, Croatia, on the topic "Verdinglichung/Reification."

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  • New Publication by Professor Anton Kaes

    September 3, 2019

    Professor Tony Kaes recently published "Der Traum vom Kino: Zur Filmtheorie der Weimarer Republik.” The essay appears in the catalogue to the exhibition "Kino der Moderne: Film in der Weimarar Republik,” currently showing at the Kinemathek Berlin.

  • Department Hosts 27th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference on “Affective Realisms”

    September 3, 2019

    The department's 27th annual graduate student conference on the topic of "Affective Realisms" took place February 22-23. The event brought together scholars from different universities and disciplines for a number of lectures,  workshops, and discussions. The conference was organized by graduate students Caroline Durlacher, Molly Krueger, Landon Reitz, and Michael Sandberg.

  • New Book Chapter by Professor Jeroen Dewulf

    June 25, 2019

    Professor of Dutch Studies, Jeroen Dewulf recently published a chapter in Afro-Catholic Festivals in the Americas: Performance, Representation, and the Making of Black Atlantic Tradition. Professor Dewulf's contribution is titled "Sangamentos on Congo Square? Kongolese Warriors, Brotherhood Kings, and Mardi Gras Indians in New Orleans."  

  • New Article by Professor Jeroen Dewulf

    March 27, 2019

    Professor of Dutch Studies, Jeroen Dewulf recently published a new article in Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, “Iberian linguistic elements among the black population in New Netherland (1614–1664).”

  • Professor Irmengard Rauch Publishes Book in Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics Series

    March 12, 2019

    A collection of Professor Irmengard Rauch's scholarship has been published as a part of the Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics book series.   Selected Writings of Irmengard Rauch collects Rauch’s articles which center on contemporary and historical Germanic linguistic phenomena. Her writings exploit the combined approaches of linguistics and semiotics. These are the inextricable work-horses, which in combination, enhance her arguments detailing given linguistic problems that define the field of General and Germanic Linguistics and thus feed the multi-disciplinary research interests of both seasoned researchers and neophytes.    

  • BIG GIVE – MARCH 14, 2019

    March 11, 2019

    As you may know, our annual fundraising blitz, Big Give, is quickly approaching, taking place March 14, 2019. This event began in 2014, offering you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — the opportunity to demonstrate our collective generosity by supporting Berkeley’s students, research, innovation, and dedication to excellence, all of which amplifies your contributions through awareness and contest prizes. In 2019, we’ve set a goal to raise 10,000 individual gifts; if we reach it, our Board of Trustees will donate $100,000 to Berkeley students in need. To help us build momentum, I…

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  • Professor Niklaus Largier to Teach Cornell Summer Course

    November 9, 2018

    Niklaus LargierProfessor Niklaus Largier will teach a 6 week course at the School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University this summer.  The course entitled “Figures of Possibility: Figuration, Imagination, and the Phenomenology of Rhetorical Effects” will run June 16 – July 25.   Those interested in attending can find additional information at the School for Criticism and Theory.

  • New book and article by Prof. Winfried Kudszus

    October 30, 2018

    Métaphores de l’Austérité et Austérité des Métaphores/Metaphors of Austerity & The Austerity of Metaphors, co-ed. with Richard Trim. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2018.  

    New article:

    "Émergence linguistique: Faim, métabolisme et métaphorologie dans la pensée et l’œvre de Friedrich Nietzsche." Métaphores de l’Austérité et Austérité des Métaphores/Metaphors of Austerity & The Austerity of Metaphors. Ed. Winfried Kudszus and Richard Trim. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2018. 39-86.

  • New book by Prof. Chenxi Tang

    October 25, 2018

    Imagining World Order:  Literature and International Law in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 (Cornell University Press, 2018)