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Upcoming Events

The Scandinavian Lucia Party and "Julfest" will be held on Sunday December 7 at 6-8 pm. Please join the Scandinavian Program and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures for a pot-luck dinner and Lucia Procession.

This year the event will be held in the downstairs fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church, 304 S Race Street, Urbana, adjacent to Lincoln Square Mall and the Urbana MTD transit hub.

Please bring a holiday dish or other food item to share. Families and children are welcome!

For questions, please contact Anna W. Stenport at or Cora Lacatus at


Professor Emerita Marianne Kalinke published "Female Desire and the Quest in the Icelandic Legend of Tristram and Ísodd" in: The Grail, the Quest, and the World of Arthur (Boydell & Brewer, 2008), pp. 76–91.


Professor Anna W. Stenport helped organize and participated in a panel on "Swedish Instruction Today: Challenges and Opportunities" at the Annual Conference of North-American University Instructors of Swedish, held in Vancouver, Canada, October 23-25.

Professor Emeritus James M. McGlathery gave a paper, "Passion and Politics in Gluck's 'Iphigenie en Aulide,'" at the annual meeting of the East Central/ American Society for 18th C. Studies, 6-9 November, at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

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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