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Upcoming Events

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft Lecture: THIS Thursday, February 5 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lucy Ellis Lounge (FLB), Professor Gertrud Roesch of the Universität Heidelberg will give a talk entitled "'Es war ein Sieg der Ordnung'. Die Darstellung der Weimarer Republik in Joseph Roths Roman 'Das Spinnennetz'". Professor Roesch is Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures.

The IPRH Reading Group "Language and Social Interaction" will hold its weekly data sessions this semester on alternating Fridays and Tuesdays. Anybody with background or interest in conversation analysis is welcome. The first Friday session will be held on Feb. 6 at 1:00 in 4080 FLB. The first Tuesday session will be held on Feb 10 at 5:00 in 4080 FLB.

On Monday, February 23, Professor Karen Schönwälder (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious & Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, Germany) will give a lecture on “Multiculturalism & Immigrant Integration: Political Debates & Social Realities,” at the Center for Advanced Studies at 12 noon.

Presentations

Professor Yasemin Yildiz gave an invited lecture "From 'Turkish' to 'Muslim': Gendered Stories and the German Contribution to the Making of a European Other" at the University of Leeds on February 3, 2009.

Announcements

Congratulations to Kathleen Smith on passing her preliminary exams for the PhD. She will be working with Professor Wade, and her working title is: "Uncovering the Collector: Sammlerinnen in the Early Modern German Context." Her committee members are Professors Bregman, Hilger, Johnson, and Niekerk.

Congratulations to Brad Blair, Donnie Robinson, and Tina Schultz who have been accepted into the translation workshop with Ingo Schulze and John Woods at the Goethe Institute, Chicago. The Center for Translation Studies and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures are co-sponsoring their
participation.

Weekly Departmental Activities

The Deutsche Konversationsgruppe will be meeting this semester on Wednesdays from 1-3 at the Bread Company on Goodwin Avenue. Come by for a relaxed opportunity to practice German. All levels are welcome. Contact: schwink@illinois.edu

The Middle High German reading group is getting together Fridays from 1-2 in the departmental library to enjoy various gems of Middle High German literature or at least textual material. All are welcome, levity is assured.

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