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Call for Papers
Packaging Meaning: Culture and Concepts in Words and Grammar
5th Biennial Graduate Student Conference in Germanic Studies
Friday, March 21, 2014
Abstract Deadline: January 15
Acceptance Notification: February 1
Download the Call for Papers document here
The spring 2013 German Play was "Besuch der alten Dame" - "The Visit" - by Friedrich Durrenmatt, directed by Dr. Philip Broadbent.
Fall 2013 Proseminar
In this departmental seminar, which meets two hours every other week, students are given an overview of the field of Germanic studies. Faculty members introduce research methods, resources, debates and career opportunities in their specialty, either by presenting ongoing research or by talking about the field more generally. All events take place on Fridays, 3-5 PM in Burdine 337.
9/6 Per Urlaub, Language Pedagogy
9/20 Sabine Hake, Cultural History
10/11 Marc Pierce, Diachronic Linguistics
10/25 Pascale Bos, Gender and Holocaust Studies
11/8 Peter Hess, The Early Periods
11/22 Martin Baeumel, Goethezeit
12/6 Kit Belgum: Travel Literature