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April 15, 2010



The Departmental Awards Ceremony and Delta Phi Alpha induction will take place this coming Tuesday, April 20th, from 5:00 to 6:30 in the Lucy Ellis Lounge. Everyone is invited to this event. Cora Lacatus will present a short talk entitled "'Black Heads' and Beyond. A Brief History of Swedish Hip-hop." A small reception will follow the event.

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.


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.

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.


Kathleen Smith presented her paper "The Open Emblem Portal: A Case Study in Open Access for Humanities Research Projects" at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference on April 8-10 in Venice, Italy. Kathleen received an Iter Graduate Student Travel Award and a Conference Travel Grant from the University of Illinois Graduate College to support her attendance.

Professor Mara R. Wade, as chair of the Society for Emblem Studies, organized 28 panels on traditional and digital emblematics at the Renaissance Society of America, held in Venice, April 7-11, 2010.

Professor Mara R. Wade presented a scholarly paper, Georg Philipp Harsdörffer and the Publication of the Emblematic “Stechbüchlein” in a session sponsored by Renaissance English Text Society (RETS) at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America.


Professor Andrea Golato published an article entitled "Marking understanding versus receipting information in talk: 'achso.' and 'ach' in German interaction" in Discourse Studies, 2010, 12(2), 147-176.


Amanda Sheffer was awarded a short-term research fellowship by the Swedish Institute to research her dissertation at the Royal Library in Stockholm.


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.