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February 4, 2010



TONIGHT: Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft Lecture: On Thursday, February 4 at 5:15 p.m. in Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB. Professor Yasemin Yildiz will present "Beyond the Mother Tongue? The Postmonolingual Condition in Art and Literature."


Corina Lacatus published “Visual identities of the Other: Performance Art and the Public Sphere in Contemporary Sweden” in The Scandinavian Studies Journal (January 2010).


Congratulations to Samantha Perkins, one of our undergraduates in the Swedish Program, who submitted a class essay on genetically modified food to an international essay competition for non-native speakers of Swedish, organized by the Swedish Institute. She is the only American student whose essay was selected to be published in an anthology of 15 entries, due for publication in the spring of 2010.

The University of Illinois German choir–a chamber choir devoted to German choral music–seeks interested singers. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings from 8:00 to 10:00 PM in St. Andrew's Campus Center, 909 S. Wright St. in Champaign. Email for further information. One hour credit for German 199 is available to students.


This semester Swedish Coffee Hour meets on Monday at 3:30pm at the Espresso Royale coffee-shop on Goodwin and Oregon.

This semester, the Deutsche Konversationsgruppe will meet on Wednesdays from 1-3 PM in the cafe of the new Institute for Genomic Biology. 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.