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Upcoming Events

The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures’ first Deutsches Seminar of the 2008-2009 academic year will take place on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13th at 5:15 pm in Lucy Ellis Lounge (FLB).

Benjamin Davis will speak on "Gendered Geography: Negotiating Anxious Masculinity in Simplicissimus" and Edisa Denic will present on "Fortunatus Gets Lucky: Money, Sex and Gender in Fortunatus." The presentations will be followed by refreshments.

The lecture series in Modern Critical Theory concludes on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18. Wail Hassan (Comparative Literature, Illinois) will provide an introduction to postcolonial theory at 7:30 p.m. in English Building 160. All graduate students are welcome.


Professor Emeritus Karl-Heinz Schoeps published “Holocaust and Resistance in Vilnius: Rescuers in Wehrmacht Uniforms” in German Studies Review 31.3 (October 2008): 489-512.


Professor Cori Crane and Amanda Sheffer presented a paper (co-written by Carola Dwyer) at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Louisville, KY on November 8. Their presentation, entitled “Using film to develop interpersonal language: Kebab Connection for beginning L2 German instruction," was part of the AATG- sponsored session “Film im Unterricht."

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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