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Upcoming Events

The lecture series in Modern Critical Theory continues. On Tuesday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. in English Building 160, Martin Manalansan (Anthropology, Illinois) will give an introduction to Queer Theory. All graduate students are very welcome to attend.

Professors Peter Golato (French) and Andrea Golato will give a presentation entitled "A hybrid, ethnomethodological-experimental approach to examining L2 pragmatic development in German" as part of the Linguistics Lecture Series, Thursday, Nov 13, 2008, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Languages Building. This presentation will report on some of the results of a study in which some students in the department participated earlier this semester.


Professor Stephanie Hilger was an invited speaker at Monmouth College’s Modern Foreign Languages Week (Topic: Translation as Frontier) on October 29 and 30. She gave a talk on “Jane Austen’s Forgotten Contemporaries: The Politics of Textual Transmission and Translation.”

Weekly Departmental Activities

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

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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