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The lecture series in Modern Critical Theory continues. On Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in English Building 160, Rob Rushing (Comparative Literature and Italian, University of Illinois) will speak on the work of Jacques Lacan. For a complete schedule of remaining lectures, mail

“Romantic Spaces, Romantic Imaginations,” an interdisciplinary colloquium, will take place on Thursday, October 30 from 2-6 p.m. in the Reading Room at the Levis Faculty Center. Four speakers will explore the extent to which our spaces and imaginations--political, social, theoretical, and technological--are still "Romantic." The colloquium website, which includes a link to the complete program, is at

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Prof. Cori Crane presented her educational grant project, “Integrating Film into the German Language Classroom: A Curricular, Text-based Approach to Teaching Film” at the Annual UIUC PITA (Provost’s Initiative on Teaching Advancement) Colloquium on October 2, 2008.

Prof. Laurie Johnson presented a paper entitled “German Romanticism in Alaska” at the German Studies Association Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 3, 2008. She also served as the respondent for a panel on “Poetry and Philosophy in the Modern Era,” and was the organizer of the panel entitled “Werner Herzog’s Films at the Boundaries of the Human.”

Weekly Departmental Activities

Our DAAD Visiting Lecturer Sarah Henneböhl will be offering open office hours every Wednesday from 13.15 to 15.15 in the Espresso Royale Cafe (Urbana). You will recognize her by the little German flag on her table.

The Deutsche Konversationsgruppe meets Mondays from 2-4 at the Bread Company on Goodwin Avenue. Students of all levels are welcome. Instructors of German courses, please let your students know about this opportunity to get extra German practice in an informal, no-pressure setting. For more information and meeting time, email Frederick Schwink (

The Middle High German Reading group meets on Fridays 12-1 in 3114 FLB. All are welcome and since we will be reading -- or attempting to read -- a large variety of shorter texts, we are always on the lookout for recommendations concerning reading material. No text is too inappropriate for our tastes! Please contact Frederick Schwink with questions at

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