Joseph Salmons, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be giving a talk on patterns within language shift, drawing on examples from American communities.
Department of Linguistics
University of Wisonsin-Madison
Miller Learning Center, Rm. 348
Joe Brown Hall, Rm. 213
Historian Harry Binkow will be giving a talk about the history of the Romanov family and what happened to them.
Miller Learning Center, Room 214
The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies would like to invite you all to join us on Tuesday, September 5th, for a lecture by Dr. Mark Gelber, from Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Dr. Gelber’s lecture is titled, “The Stefan Zweig Renaissance and the World of Yesterday” and will explore potential reasons for such a renaissance and whether new insight to Stefan Zweig’s work can supplant the long-standing views already in place.
Dr. Gelber is an American-Israeli scholar of Comparative Literature and German-Jewish Literature and Culture. He has been working at Ben-Gurion University since 1980, and has additionally been an honored guest professor at 9 esteemed universities throughout Europe and the United States. He was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowships in 1991-92 and in 2004, and has also received multiple DAAD research stipends. His research has led him to publish over 100 scholarly works, articles and monographs spanning the fields of literature, history, religion, cultural studies, sociology, and philosophy.
Miller Learning Center, Reading Room (3rd Floor)
Ulrich Woelk is an award-winning author from Berlin, Germany. Since publishing his debut novel, Freigang (1990), which was awarded the Aspekte Literaturpreis, Woelk has written ten novels, one of which, Die letzte Vorstellung, was turned into the award-winning film Mord am Meer (2005). Ulrich Woelk has also written several plays, radio plays, short stories, and essays, as well as the libretto of an opera about Wernher von Braun, a notorious Nazi engineer whose postwar career included working on the American space program in Huntsville, Alabama. Woelk’s novels focus on the German past and present, as well as the role of science and scientists in modern times. Woelk, who has a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, will be traveling to the United States in connection with the solar eclipse and will be visiting UGA to read from his 2013 novel Was Liebe ist. The reading, which will be in both English and German, is scheduled for August 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Miller Learning Center (Third Floor). There will be a reception immediately following.
We hope to see you there!
Dr. Ulrike Schneider
Institut für Jüdische Studien und Religionswissenschaft und Institut für Germanistik
MLC Room 147
Dr. Ulrike Schneider, from Potsdam University, Germany, is the Spring 2017 Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies. She will be leading a talk on Jewish authors in the German Democratic Republic.
Dr. Sarah Colvin
Department of German and Dutch
MLC Room 147
Dr. Sarah Colvin, the Schroeder Professor of German at Cambridge, will be coming to Athens to give a talk about right-wing radicalization in Germany:
“Radicalization” is a tricky notion: the idea of the “radical” has come to signal mainstream society’s Other. I’ll present some narrative evidence that people who have “radical” beliefs often also share conventional or mainstream beliefs, and consider the implications of that. One hypothesis of this paper that there are strong reasons to listen to accounts that reject the dominant ideology, most particularly when it would be more comfortable to dismiss them as crazy.
My case studies are young men who were involved in far-right-wing violence in Germany in the 1990s, and I draw on narrative theories across disciplines, including the emerging field of narrative criminology, to unsettle notions of the absolute difference of cultural from counter-cultural constructs.
Dr. Simon Richter
Professor of German and Environmental Humanities
University of Pennsylvania
Miller Learning Center, Room 214
Can a major work of world literature from the nineteenth century speak to us today about how to live in the age of climate change? Goethe’s Faust, the sprawling tragedy of a man’s relentless striving for knowledge, may at once be the most universal and the most personal work of literature ever written. Through its remarkably expansive sense of the “here and now” of the act of reading, it offers us a way to orient ourselves relative to evolutionary history, global warming and sea level rise. No prior knowledge of Goethe’s Faust is required. We’ll get all the help we need from the hiccups we’ll encounter.
Joe Brown Lobby
Dr. Alexander Sager, along with Dr. Cas Mudde, an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs at UGA and internationally recognized expert on European radical right movements and populism, will lead a discussion on current and upcoming political events in Europe, including several approaching elections, and discuss their importance for both Europe and the world.
Joe Brown Hall Room 213
Guest speaker Dr. Christina Gerhardt, from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, will be presenting a lecture on the film "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum."
Miller Learning Center, room 267
Please join the department of Germanic & Slavic Studies for a lecture by visiting professor Dr. Norbert Otto Eke, entiteld:
“The future dead
are those who don’t stay awake
in this dream
in the holy theatre of the Now”:
Werner Fritsch’s Dramatic Theory as Dramatic Script
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 5:00 pm, room 267 Miller Learning Center.