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The lecture series in Modern Critical Theory continues. On Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. in English Building 160, Lauren Goodlad (English, Illinois) will give an introduction to the work of Michel Foucault. All graduate students are welcome to attend.

“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 For additional information, mail


Genevieve Maheux-Pelletier (University of Alberta) and Andrea Golato published an article entitled “The organization of repair and membership categorization in French" in "Language in Society," 2008, 37(5), 689-712.


Peter Golato and Andrea Golato presented a paper entitled “A hybrid, ethnomethodological-experimental approach to examining L2 pragmatic development in German,” at the Second Language Research Forum, Honolulu, HI, October 17-19, 2008. The paper was part of a panel organized by Andrea Golato & Peter Golato entitled “Combining Conversation Analysis and SLA: Avenues for Research.”


The Swedish Coffee Hour will meet Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm at the Bread Company on Goodwin Avenue. For more information on this new activity, please visit

Weekly Departmental Activities

Our DAAD Visiting Lecturer Sarah Henneböhl offers 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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