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Newsletter of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

March, 2014


With Monika Fick (University of Aachen) and Monika Nenon (Book Reviews / University of Memphis), professor Carl Niekerk edited Lessing Yearbook / Jahrbuch, vol.XL (2012 / 2013). Göttingen: Wallstein, 2013.

Professor Carl Niekerk published: “Hans Keilson im Exil.Zur jüdisch-niederländisch-deutschen Transkulturation,” in: Die vergangene Zeit bleibt die erlittene Zeit. Untersuchungen zum Werk von Hans Keilson, ed. by Simone Schröder, Ulrike Weymann, and Andreas Martin Widmann. Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann, 2013.105-126. This paper can be downloaded at the following URL:

Professor Carl Niekerk published: “Violence, Gender, and the Construction of the Other in the Story of Inkle and Yarico,” in:Gender Matters: Discourses of Violence in Early Modern Literature and the Arts, ed. by Mara Wade. Amsterdam / New York:Rodopi, 2014. 367-380.

Professor Mara R. Wade publised a review of Barbara Becker-Cantarino, Genderforschung und Germanistik. Perspektiven von der Frühen Neuzeit bis zur Moderne. Berlin Weidler, 2010. In: Monatshefte 105.4 (2013), 705-707.

Spring 2014 Lecture Series

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming lectures and events:

March 6, 5:15 PM, Lucy Ellis Lounge: Olof Hedling, Fulbright Hildeman Visiting Scholar in the Scandinavian Program in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures (Lund University), "The Trouble with Stars: Vernacular vs. Global Stardom in Two Forms of European Popular Culture";

March 7, 12 noon, Lucy Ellis Lounge, FLB 1080. Dr. Bev Crawford (professor of political science, UC Berkeley). “Halting a Tragedy of the Commons: the EU and the Arctic”. Talk sponsored by the EU Center.

March 13, 5:15 PM, FLB 2090b: Peter Gilgen (Cornell University), "Case/Law: On Heinrich von Kleist's Der verlegene Magistrat,"March 13, 2014, 5:15 PM in SLCL 2090b; + a workshop with Margrit Vogt on Colors around 1900: “Mehr Farbe im Stadtbild” FLB 2090b, Friday, March 14, 2:30 – 5:30 PM

April 3, 5:15, Lucy Ellis Lounge: Talk by Mariah Larsson, European Union Center Visiting Scholar (Stockholm University). "Fictionalizations of a Welfare State Sex Scandal: The Re-telling of Historical Events and Call Girl (2012)"

April 29, 1:30 - 4 PM. Auditorium, Music Building: "Schnitzler's Scandals." A Colloquium - Germanic Languages and Literatures, Department of Theater, and the School of Music, preceding performances of Schnitzler's 'Reigen' / 'Love Games' at Krannert Center onApril 29 and 30.

Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour

The Swedish Conversation Group and Coffee Hour is meeting on a new day. Join us Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 ! Runs from February 26 through April 30 (excluding March 26). Philippson Library, 3114 Foreign Languages Building.

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