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April 30, 2010


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.


Professors Andrea Golato, Anne Kopera, and Charlotte Bauer presented a paper entitled "Building a Graduate Culture: Setting Expectations, Providing Feedback, and Conducting Annual Reviews" at the 66th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools in Cincinnati, OH, April 21-23, 2010.

Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport presented an invited lecture entitled "'Locations are like characters in my films': Cinematic Space in Lukas Moodysson's films Show Me Love to Mammoth. The lecture was part of a Symposium on Scandinavian Film organized on April 21 by the CENES Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport presented a paper entitled "Mammals, Mothers, and Mega-money: Lukas Moodysson's Mammoth (2009)" at the annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study (SASS) April 22-24 in Seattle, WA.


Professor Anna Westerstahl Stenport has been elected as founding member and co-president of ASTRA, the Association for Swedish Teachers and Researchers in America.

Congratulations to Leanora Lange who passed her MA exams and presented the paper, “Gleitende Machtverhältnisse in Kafkas Proceß.” The members of her committee were Professors Jenkins (chair), Niekerk, and Schwink

Congratulations to Karin Maxey who passed her MA exams and presented a thesis, “Negotiating the Past in Weimar Culture: Neue Sachlichkeit and Irmgard Keun's Das kunstseidene Mädchen.” The members of her committee were Professors Yasemin Yildiz (chair), Andrea Golato and Mara Wade

Congratulations to Tina Schultz who passed her MA exams and presented a thesis, “Translation or Adaptation? Authors Writing in a Second Language: An Analysis of Stefan Heym's "Hostages" and "Der Fall Glasenapp".” The members of her committee were Professors Golato (chair), Niekerk, and Yildiz.


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.