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April 8, 2010


The Southern Illinois chapter of the AATG (American Assoc. of Teachers of German) will be holding its annual meeting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, April 10. The business meeting will be held 10am-12pm in Lucy Ellis Lounge (FLB), followed by lunch (12-1pm) and presentations on teaching film in the German classroom (1-3:30pm). Please visit our chapter's website for additional information:

Deutsches Seminar (Graduate student presentation series): Paul Meyer will speak about "The Inverted Religion of Johann Faust" on Monday, April 26th at 5:15 pm in FLB 1022.

The University of Illinois German Choir will perform its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 25 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Saint John the Divine, 1101 South Wright Street. C. Choral and instrumental works from the Renaissance and Baroque by Hassler, Caldara, Mendelssohn and Fischer will be performed. Admission is free.

Swedish journalist and public intellectual Stig Fredriksson will be giving a CAS/MillerCom talk entitled "From our Correspondent in Moscow" on Thursday April 15 at 4 pm in the Knight Auditorium at the Spurlock Museum. This talk is free and open to the public.

Swedish film The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Niels Arden Oplev, 2009) will be screening for one week at the Art Theatre in Champaign, beginning Friday April 23.


Professor Yasemin Yildiz and Professor Michael Rothberg gave a joint paper "Migration and Multidirectional Memory in Contemporary Germany" at the American Comparative Literature Association Convention in New Orleans, LA on April 2, 2010.


Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport has been appointed as a zero-percent faculty member in the Department of Theatre, College of Fine and Applied Arts.

University College London is advertising a permanent position as Lecturer in Scandinavian Literature. More information is at


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.