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Upcoming Events

Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft Lecture: THIS Thursday, March 5 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lucy Ellis Lounge (FLB).  Corina Lacatus, Visiting Lecturer of Swedish and Scandinavian Studies in the Dept. of Germanic Languages and Literatures, will give a talk entitled "Migration and its Discontents: Ethnicity, Identity, and the Visual Arts in Western Europe.”

As part of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures' Deutsches Seminar lecture series, Kathleen Smith will present on "Women as Book Collectors in the European Context: J. C. Gottsched’s 'Verzeichnis einer teuschen Frauenzimmerbibliothec' (Catalog of a German Woman’s Library) (1725)" at 5: 15PM on Thursday, March 12th, in 2090 FLB. Refreshments will follow.

On Monday, April 20 from 3 to 4:30pm, there will be a special meeting of the Jewish Studies Workshop in conjunction with the German History Colloquium. Michael Berkowitz (Professor of Modern Jewish History in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London) will discuss his recent book The Crime of My Very Existence: Nazism and the Myth of Jewish Criminality (University of California Press, 2007). Copies of the book have been ordered. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please come by the Jewish Studies Office to pick one up.


Professor Marianne Kalinke has published "Tristrams saga ok Ísöndar, ch. 80: Ekphrasis as Recapitulation and Interpretation," in Analecta Septentrionalia, Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, 65 (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009), pp. 221–37.


Professor Andrea Golato gave an invited lecture entitled “Appreciatory sounds and expressions of embodied Pleasure used as compliments.” The lecture was hosted by the Departments of English and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, February 27, 2009.

Professor Andrea Golato gave a workshop entitled “Sequence Organization in Conversation Analysis” in the Department of English, University of Wisconsin- Madison, February 27, 2009.

Professors Andrea and Peter Golato presented "Pragmatics and Language Processing" as part of the French/SLATE Reading Group at the University of Illinois, March 3, 2009.

Professor Karl-Heinz Schoeps presented a paper entitled "Holocaust and Resistance: Rescuers in Wehrmacht Uniforms" at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI on February 24, 2009.

Weekly Departmental Activities

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 next meetings will be held Friday, March 6, 1-2 pm in 4080A FLB and Tuesday, March 10, 5-6 pm in 4080A FLB. Contact info: Andrea Golato,

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:

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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