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Starting this Fall, Professor Andrea Golato holds a 50% appointment as Associate Dean in the Graduate College. Her responsibilities focus primarily on enhancing faculty mentorship of graduate students and developing strategies for enhancing the Illinois graduate student experience. In addition, she is responsible for graduate program management for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and for the development and implementation of institutional approaches to providing international experiences to graduate students. 


Cornell University Press has published a Festschrift for Professor Marianne Kalinke: "Romance and Love in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland. Essays in Honor of Marianne Kalinke," ed. by Kirsten Wolf and Johanna Denzin, Islandica, LIV (341 pp.)

Professor Yasemin Yildiz published "Turkish Girls, Allah’s Daughters, and the Contemporary German Subject: Itinerary of a Figure.” German Life and Letters 62.3 (2009): 465-481. 

Professor Yasemin Yildiz published “Kritisch ‘Kanak’: Gesellschaftskritik, Sprache und Kultur bei Feridun Zaimoglu.” Wider den Kulturenzwang: Migration, Kulturalisierung, Weltliteratur. Ed. by Özkan Ezli, Dorothee Kimmich, and Anette Werberger. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2009, 187-206.

Professor Yasemin Yildiz published a position paper, co-written with Andrés Nader “Kritische Weißseinsforschung für die Praxis.” Berliner Zustände 2008: Ein Schattenbericht über Rechtsextremismus, Rassismus und Homophobie (2009): 18-21.


Professor Rochelle Wright presented an invited lecture at a symposium on "The Unknown Bergman," sponsored by the Ingmar Bergman Foundation and held in Stockholm, Sweden on May 28, 2009 in conjunction with a 10-day festival highlighting Bergman's artistic legacy. Her topic was "The Warsaw Ghetto photograph in Bergman's _Persona_."  She also presented a paper at the 12th International Ibsen conference in Shanghai, China, June 14-19, where her topic was "_The Wild Duck_ on Film: An Australian Adaptation."

Weekly Departmental Activities

After 12 years of meeting in the Bread Company, the Deutsche Konversationsgruppe is moving on. As of Sept. 9, our new time and place will be 1-3 PM in the cafe of the new Institute for Genomic Biology. It's close to FLB, it's quiet, and from 2:30-3:00 they have reduced prices. The IGB is the first building east of the Morrow Plots, and the cafe is in the downstairs level on the west side of the building. There seems to be good outdoor seating available during this beautiful weather, and we can pull tables together inside. Please let your students know that they are more than welcome, whatever their language proficiency, and whether it's for two, one, or half an hour  (or even less). Stop by and have a chat!

This semester, the Swedish Coffee Hour will meet at 5pm on Fridays at the Espresso Royale Cafe on Goodwin and Oregon.

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