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February 25, 2010



Shawn Boyd successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Occidental Regionalism in the Nibelungenlied: Medieval Paradigms of Foreignness" on February 22, 2010. The dissertation advisor was Professor Emeritus Stephen Jaeger. Committee members were Professor Emerita Marianne Kalinke, Professor Carol Symes, Professor Frederick Schwink, and Professor Laurie Johnson.


Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft lecture (co-sponsored by the Program in Jewish Culture and Society): Professor Barbara Hahn (Distinguished Professor of German, Vanderbilt University) will speak on "Kafka's Wife and the Children of Bruno Schulz" on Tuesday, March 2 from 4 to 5:30pm in the Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Languages Building.

The Program in Jewish Culture and Society presents the First Bi-Annual Rosenthal Family Lecture in German- and Habsburg-Jewish History and Culture: Barbara Hahn (Distinguished Professor of German, Vanderbilt University) will speak on “Rahel Varnhagen: The Woman Who Created German-Jewish Culture” on Monday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m., Music Room, Levis Faculty Center, 919 West Illinois Street.


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.