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Events and Activities


How Radical Was the Enlightenment?; November 2013.

Textures of Technology - Film Production and Aesthetics; September 2013.

Mobilizing Difference - Gender, Islam, and the Production of Contemporary Europeanness; September 2013

Experimental and Empirical Approaches to Politeness and Impoliteness (LIAR III); August 2012.

Midwest Symposium in German Studies; April 13-14, 2012.

Change Through Exchange: Promoting Global Leadership Via Academic Exchange; October 2011.

Midwest Symposium in Germanic Studies; April 2011.

Representing Transnationalism: Germanic Languages and Cultures in Global Perspective; April 2010.

Choosing Change. A Symposium Marking the Twentieth Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall; November 2009.

Romantic Spaces, Romantic Imaginations; October 2008.

Gender Matters: Re-Reading Violence, Death, and Gender in Early Modern Literature and Culture (Mellon State-of-the-Art Conference); March 2007.

Heine, Jewishness, Love: A Colloquium on Heinrich Heine (1797-1856); November 2006. This colloquium was also a commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures’ lecture series, the "Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft.”

Violence in German Literature, Culture, and Intellectual History, 1789-1938 (Mellon State-of-the-Art Conference); 2005.