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German Film Series, "Sieben Zwerge" - Sven Unterwaldt Jr.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 216

"Sieben Zwerge" - Sven Unterwaldt Jr.


German language classes at the German Free School and in Round Rock

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Austin & Round Rock

Courses for adults and children available


Democracy in Action: The Hollywood Anti-Nazi Films of the 1940s

Monday, November 16, 2009 • 12:00 PM

Burdine 436B

Brown Bag Talk with Professor Sabine Hake


German Film Series, "Ein Freund von mir (oder “Im Juli”)" - Sebastian Schipper

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Burdine 216

"Ein Freund von mir (oder “Im Juli”)" - Sebastian Schipper


TEAR DOWN THIS WALL!

Monday, November 9, 2009 • 5:30 PM

South Plaza in front of the UT Tower

Department celebrates the 20th anniversary of the “Fall of the Berlin Wall” on November 9.

Berlin Wall

Faculty Lecture Series - Professor John Hoberman, PhD

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 • 3:30 AM

BUR 337 Conference Room

German Sportive Nationalism


German Film Series, "1 1/2 Ritter" - Til Schweiger

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 216

1 ½ Ritter

1 1/2 Ritter

German Film Series, "1 ½ Ritte" - Til Schweiger

Wednesday, October 14, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 216

"1 ½ Ritte" - Til Schweiger


German Film Series, "Keinohrhasen" - Til Schweiger

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 216

"Keinohrhasen" - Til Schweiger


Scandinavian Film Series - "KITCHEN STORIES" (Salmer fra kjøkkenet), Bent Hamer (Norway, 2003)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 337

"KITCHEN STORIES" (Salmer fra kjøkkenet)

Kitchen Stories

Faculty Lecture Series - Assistant Proffessor Marc Pierce, PhD

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Burdine 337

"Books, Beech Trees, Runes, and Keys: Current Issues in Germanic Etymology"

copper beech

"Breaking Up the Berlin Coalition in the Super Election Year? A Forum on the Up-Coming German Elections."

Thursday, September 17, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Eastwoods Room - Texas Union

A panel of three speakers will discuss the upcoming German elections.


German Film Series, "Barfuss" - Til Schweiger

Wednesday, September 16, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 216

"Barfuss" - Til Schweiger

Barfuss

Scandinavian Film Series, "Tillsammans (Together)" - Lukas Moodysson

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 337

"Tillsammans (Together)" - Lukas Moodysson

Tillasmans

German Film Series

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 216

"Mostly Martha" - Sandra Nettelbeck


Study Abroad Fair

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 • 10:00 AM

In Front of Gregory Gym

DAAD and Other Study Abroad Options Showcased


Spring Nordic / Scandinavian Picnic

Sunday, May 31, 2009 • 11:00 AM

Pease Park

Please join us this Sunday for the American Scandinavian Foundation's:

Spring Nordic / Scandinavian Picnic on Sunday, May 31st from 11 am to 1:30 pm.

We will be at Pease Park located at south end of the Shoal Creek Greenbelt at the address 1100 Kingsbury Street.


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

Made by Swiss-Jewish director Dani Levy (Go For Zucker), this film created great controversy in Germany due to its attempt to make fun of Adolf Hitler. In the last year of the war, Hitler (German comedian Helge Schneider) is a nervous wreck. Incapable of mustering the energy known from his prewar speeches for his public appearances, Goebbels gets the Jewish drama teacher Professor Gruenbaum (Ulrich Mühe) released from Sachsenhausen concentration camp in order to coach Hitler…


The 63rd Annual Statewide Saengerfest

Sunday, May 3, 2009 • 1:30 PM

Onion Creek Ballroom, 9941 Old Lockhart Road, Austin, TX

The 63rd annual concert celebrating the tradition of German song is hosted by the Austin Saengerrunde Damenchor, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. A dozen German choirs from Texas will sing a variety of German music.


Maifest Dance

Saturday, May 2, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Austin Saengerrunde Halle (next to Scholz Garten), 1607 San Jacinto, Austin, TX

Celebrate spring with the Cloverleaf Orchestra. The dance is hosted by the Austin Saengerrunde Damenchor, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary.


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Thursday, April 30, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

See description for Part One above.


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

Shown in two parts, this recent big budget German TV production about the bombing of Dresden during WWII offers an interesting look at how the complex of Nazism and key events of the German war experience are marketed to a contemporary German TV audience.


Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Burdine 337 Conference Room

Figuren der Excellenz -- Aspekte einer Geschichte der Lebenskunst (in German)


Maifest

Saturday, April 25, 2009 • 11:00 AM

German Free School

Come celebrate Spring at the fourteenth annual Maifest, held on Saturday, April 25, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The German-Texan Heritage Society sponsors this fun day of German culture in the gardens of the German Free School in downtown Austin.


Department of Germanic Studies Annual Awards Ceremony

Friday, April 24, 2009 • 3:30 PM

NOTE - Burdine 214

At the end of every academic year the Department of Germanic Studies takes time to recognizes those students who have particularly excelled in the department that year.


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

In 1942, young Friedrich's boxing skills get him into a National Political Academy (Napola) -- Nazi boarding schools that raise the next Nazi elite. Against his father's wishes, Friedrich enrolls and subsequently encounters the harshness of the Nazi code, which results in hazing, death, and excessive cruelty. The friendship with Albrecht, the son of the district governor, ends in a terrible accident. Things are further brought to a head when the boys are deployed to hunt Russian POWs in the


Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Burdine 337 Conference Room

Ist Gott fuer uns, wer mag wider uns sein!: Pietism, Patonage, and Social Conflict in Early 18th c. Koenigsberg.


Danish Author Peter Fogtdal in Austin

Sunday, April 19, 2009 • 4:00 PM

Book People 603 N. Lamar (just North of Whole Foods downtown)

You are invited to a special upcoming event to meet Danish writer Peter Fogtdal, the author of The Tsar's Dwarf.


Mr. Ron Hunka

Sunday, April 19, 2009 • 3:00 PM

German Free School, 507 E. 10th Street, downtown Austin

On Sunday April 19, at 3:00 pm, Mr. Ron Hunka will present "Impressions of Austria" based on his travels to and stays in small towns across Austria. His talk includes slides from the provinces of Vorarlberg, Steiermark, Niederoesterreich, and Oberoesterreich. Mr. Hunka is a former GTHS Journal book review editor and a freelance magazine writer. The German-Texan Heritage Society is sponsoring this lecture as part of their monthly speaker series at the German Free School, 507 E. 10th Street in do


Department of Germanic Studies Play

Friday, April 17, 2009 • 8:00 PM

Brockett Theatre

The German Department is putting on an adaptation of Frank Wedekind's "Frühlings Erwachen" at the Brockett Theatre April 17 and 18 at 8:00 PM.


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

Using historical records, this film dramatizes the last days of Sophie Scholl. Munich 1943: Sophie and her brother Hans are members of the resistance group "Weiße Rose" (White Rose). While the siblings secretly distribute anti-Nazi flyers at Munich University, they get caught and interrogated by the Gestapo. During cross- examination, Sophie has to make up her mind whether she should stick to her ideals, a decision that would ultimately cost her life…


Center for European Studies Film Showing

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 • 6:30 PM

Burdine 337 Conference Room (Germanic Studies)

A big hit when it opened in 1979 and considered by film critics to be one of the 100 Most significant German films of all time, "Solo Sunny" more than any other DEFA film captures the vividness and realism of 70s film mavericks like Robert Altman and Hal Ashby.


German Immersion Weekend

Friday, April 3, 2009

Bastrop State Park

The annual German Immersion Weekend organized by the Department of Germanic Studies and the German Club at the University of Texas at Austin will take place April 3-5, 2009.

This event will take place at Bastrop State Park in Bastrop, Texas. We have reserved the two dormitory barracks (with bunks and mattresses) as well as the communal kitchen/dining hall.


Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Burdine 337 Conference Room

Associate Professor Hans Boas, Ph.D., Principal Investigator of the Texas German Dialect Project, will be giving a lecture entitled, "The meanings and functions of the discourse marker 'well' in Texas German."


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

Creating much discussion in Germany due to its controversial portrayal of Hitler, this film takes the viewer into the infamous Führerbunker in Berlin during the last days of World War II. Facing inevitable defeat, Hitler has locked himself in with his closest staff. Subject to manic mood swings and paranoia, Hitler orders his troops to fight to the last man against insurmountable odds, while he makes his preparations for the inevitable…


Femme Friday-Sabine Hake

Friday, March 13, 2009 • 1:00 PM

Garrison Hall 2.108

The talk examines the preoccupation with fascism and sexuality in 1970s Italian cinema from the perspective of its most extreme manifestation, Naziploitation. This much-reviled but little-studied series of films combines elements of horror and porn and, like the art films of Visconti, Cavani, Wertmüller, and Pasolini, focuses on sexuality as the site where the truth about fascism can be finally be spoken. Given the continuous equation of sexual perversion and political perversion in popular cult


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

In this controversial European/Canadian co-production, John Cusack stars as the Jewish art dealer Max Rothmann, who befriends the young art student Adolf Hitler in Munich, shortly after WWI. While Rothmann encourages the penniless Hitler in his artistic aspirations, Hitler is torn between his painting and the newly emerging "art" of political propaganda…


Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Burdine 337 Conference Room

Dr. Sabine Hake, Texas Chair of German Literature and Culture and Professor, will be giving a lecture entitled, "Film und Märchen: Zu Béla Balázs' literarischen und filmtheoretischen Arbeiten."


H.E Kirsti Lintonen

Monday, March 2, 2009 • 5:00 PM

Texas Union Theatre

The University of Texas at Austin International Speakers Association is hosting H.E Kirsti Lintonen, the Permanant representative of Finland to the United Nations.


Austin Scandinavian Film Fest

Saturday, February 28, 2009 • 1:30 PM

Bob Bullock Texas History Museum

The American-Scandinavian Foundation invites you to the upcoming Scandinavian Film Fest. This event is open to the public so feel free to tell and bring friends


Texas State German Contest

Saturday, February 28, 2009 • 8:00 AM

The University of Texas at Austin

The 2009 Texas State German Contest will take place on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin on February 28, 2009. This is an annual event in which is the pinnacle of a competitive journey for students of German across the State of Texas.


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

Directed by star director Volker Schlöndorff, this drama offers an unusual perspective on WWII. Falsely accused as a child molester, simple-minded Frenchman Abel Tiffauges (John Malkovich) is sent to the front and soon is captured. While serving as POW at Göring's hunting lodge, he is recruited by a Nazi elite boarding school. Catching boys from the area for the institution, he unwittingly becomes a servant of Nazism. As the Soviet Red Army advances upon the school, he eventually com


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

Set during the German invasion of the Soviet Union during WWII, Stalingrad follows a German Wehrmacht platoon through the catastrophic battle of Stalingrad. After having been severely decimated by the savage fighting and the extreme temperatures of the Russian winter, the desperate men try to break out of a city which is surrounded by the Soviet Red Army…


Germanic Studies Faculty Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 • 3:30 PM

Burdine 337 Conference Room

Associate Proffessor Kit Belgum will be presenting a paper entitles, "Bringing Germany to America: Travel Writing and Cultural Transfer."


German Film Series - Spring 2009: POST-REUNIFICATION REPRESENTATIONS OF NAZISM IN GERMAN CINEMA

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 • 7:00 PM

BUR 337 Conference Room

During the early 1960s, Sonya, a high school student in Bavaria, takes part in an essay contest and decides to write about her town's resistance to Nazism during the Third Reich. During her research, she uncovers instead a history of collaboration. As her research progresses through the years and she eventually sets out to write a book on the town's dark Nazi past, the town's opposition to her probing questions grows more and more violent…