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Newsletter of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

December, 2011


Brad Blair has published a book review in the journal Die Unterrichtspraxis. The reference is: Blair, Bradley. (2011). Review of “Haifische in der Spre: Tödlicher Streit in Berlin” by Roland Dittrich. Die Unterrichtspraxis (44) 2. 159.

Professor Andrea Golato published “Appreciatory sounds and expressions of embodied pleasure used as compliments,” in K. Aijmer & G. Andersen (Eds.), Pragmatics of Society (pp. 359-390). Berlin: Mouton – de Gruyter, 2011.

Stephen Jaeger, Professor Emeritus, published "Aura and Charisma: Two Useful Concepts in Critical Theory." In: New German Critique 114 (2011) 17-34.

Laurie Johnson published "Das 'ewig ringende, nie seyende Sein'. Schelling und das Unheimliche." In: Phantasmata. Techniken des Unheimlichen. Eds. Martin Doll, Rupert Gaderer, Fabio Camilletti, and Jan Niklas Howe. Vienna and Berlin: Turia + Kant, 2011. 241-257.


Cori Crane presented "Promoting sustainable reflective teaching for graduate student teachers: In and beyond the methods course" at the annual German Section Meeting of the American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators (AAUSC) in State College, PA on Friday, November 4, 2011.

Cori Crane presented "Understanding attitudinal language in L2 German stories" at the annual AATG/ACTFL conference in Denver, CO on November 18, 2011.

Professor Andrea Golato gave an invited talk entitled “nu(n) in Standard German: Objections and Overcoming Objections” at the "Workshop on Language Change and Language Contact." This workshop was organized by the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and was held in Menaggio, Italy, November 2-5, 2011.

Professor Andrea Golato gave an invited talk entitled “Cognition and Emotion in Interaction: The Case of Response Tokens” in the Department of Communications Speaker Series, University of Illinois, November 11, 2011.

Upcoming Events

The Midwest Symposium in German Studies is coming to the University of Illinois again this spring! Talks and discussion will be held on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. Scheduled speakers are from Indiana University, the University of Missouri, Notre Dame University, Washington University, and the University of Illinois and include Ben Robinson, Brigitta Wagner, Craig Koslofsky, Stephanie Hilger, Brad Prager, Stefani Engelstein, Erin McGlothlin, and Robert Norton. Guests from Case Western Reserve, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and the University of Michigan are also scheduled to attend. More information here and on the GLL website in February 2012. Questions: Laurie Johnson (

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