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Newsletter of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

November, 2012

Just Published

Professor Mara R. Wade published “Strategien des Kulturtransfers im Pegnesischen Blumenorden und ihre Bedeutung für die Öffnung der Gendergrenzen für schreibende Frauen der Frühen Neuzeit,” Daphnis 40 (2012): 287-326.

Professor Mara R. Wade published “The Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft at Skokloster,” Wolfenbütteler Barock-Nachrichten 38.2 (2012): 149-168.

Professor Stephanie Hilger published “Bodies, Borders, Revolution” in the Fall 2012 newsletter of the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. This essay introduces the IPRH’s 2013-14 theme, "The Body/Bodies".

Just Presented

Yasemin Yildiz was a respondent on the panel "From Istanbul to Berlin: 50 Years of Turkish Immigration" at the GSA held in Milwaukee, WI on 7 October 2012.

Anke Pinkert presented a paper entitled “Rejecting Victimhood, Reclaiming Agency: Education Behind Bars – a Teacher and Student Account,” at the Symposium “Resentment’s Conflicts,” organized by the IPRH and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, at Illinois, October 19th. The paper was co-authored with Jose Cabrales, Gregory Donatelli, and Michael Brawn, who are students in the Education Justice Project.

Professor Mara R. Wade has presented a number of scholarly papers at international, national, and campus venues:

“Geld, Geschlecht und gute Ordnung im frühdeutschen Roman Fortunatus” at the 14th triennial international conference of the Wolfenbüttel Research Network for Baroque Studies, “‘Eigennutz und gute Ordnung’: Ökonomisierungen der Welt im 17. Jahrhundert”, 22-25 August 2012.

With Timothy Cole, Myung-Ja Han, and Thomas Kilton: Project Launch: Emblematica Online, No. 44 Society Event, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 12 September 2012. “Emblematica Online and the Virtual Collection, Digital Humanities Symposium, University of Illinois Library, 4 October 2012.

“Beyond the Digital Facsimile,” Dial Club, Urbana, Illinois, 15 October 2012.

“The Emblem as a Cosmopolitan Genre,” invited talk at the Symposium “Early Modern Cosmopolitanisms,” Washington University in St. Louis, 24 October 2012.

“The Open Emblem Portal and New Research Potential for the Semantic Web,” Plenary, “The Digital Early Modern, New Research Projects, New Research Questions,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Cincinnati, 25 October 2012.

“The Cosmopolitan Artist: Melchior Lorck and his Portraits of Suleiman the Magnificent and King Frederik II of Denmark,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Cincinnati, 25 October 2012.

Organized Discussions


Professor Bruce Murray co-organized and hosted a Wiener Charta discussion with Friede: Institut für Dialog, titled "Sprache als Barriere, Sprache als Brücke in Europa" on 09 October at the Haus der Europäischen Union in Vienna.

Professor Bruce Murray coordinated the participation of the AIEP, American International School, and Friede: Institut für Dialog at this year's Wald der jungen WienerInnen, a forestation event of the MA 49 Forestry and Agriculture on 20 October.

Professor Bruce Murray co-organized and introduced the speakers for "How Green Can Economic Growth Be?"--an event with U.S. Ambassador to Austria, William C. Eacho, and Austrian ecological economist and author, Dr. Fred Luks, in the Festsaal of the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien on 30 October.


Editorial Note

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