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April 30, 2012

Michael Mullins (B.A., German, 1989) receives President's Award

Michael Mullins (B.A., German, 1989) is one of the recipients of the 2012 President's Award for Outstanding Service. This award goes to faculty or staff who have performed exceptional service to the University, its schools, colleges, departments, and service units.

April 26, 2012

GSD hosts Sustainable Scandinavia Conference

Sustainable Scandinavia Conference: Thinking Green in the Nordic Countries. This conference, organized by the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch with funding from the Committee on Nordic Studies Abroad, features sixteen speakers from both the Nordic countries, who each present their views on sustainability in Scandinavia and the United States.

Friday, May 4, 2012 9:30am-4:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2012 9:30am-1:15pm
Rapson Hall 56

More information: https://events.umn.edu./020486

April 25, 2012

GSD graduate students host "In Case of Trance, or Mit offenen Augen schlafen" workshop

GSD graduate students to host the workshop "In Case of Trance, or Mit offenen Augen schlafen."

  • Friday, April 27, 2012 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Film Screening, Folwell 112
  • Friday, April 27, 2012 - 5:30 - 7:00 pm - Lecture by Dr. Ute Holl "Trance Techniques, Cinema, and Cybernetics", Nicholson 135
  • Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 10:00 - 11:30 am and 1:00 - 2:30 pm Workshop Sessions, Folwell 113

This workshop is in advance of the upcoming GSD Graduate Student Conference, to be held at the University of Minnesota, November 15-16, 2012.

More information: http://gsdtrance.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/workshop-schedule/

April 24, 2012

Göran Stockenström honored

Because Professor Göran Stockenström will be retiring at the end of this semester, we are planning a reception in his honor that will acknowledge his career as a scholar and teacher in general, and will acknowledge specifically his work on August Strindberg. We want especially to celebrate the new three-volume anthology on Strindberg on which he has worked and which is about to appear in Sweden, timed to commemorate the centenary of Strindberg's death.

Our colleague Professor Poul Houe has generously offered to present a paper (approximately 20 min. in length), titled: "Was August Strindberg a Humanist? Göran Stockenström Is!"

More information: https://events.umn.edu/020533.

Evelyn Meyer (Ph.D., 2003) to receive tenure and promotion to associate professor

Evelyn Meyer (Ph.D., 2003) will receive tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Saint Louis University, as of July 1, 2012. Additionally, she has been awarded a sabbatical leave and will be spending the 2012-13 academic year in Germany.

Esther Edelmann and Meagan Tripp awarded Visiting Fellowships at Johns Hopkins University for 2012-13

Congratulations to Esther Edelmann and Meagan Tripp, who have been each been awarded a Visiting Fellowship in the German and Romance Languages and Literatures Department at the Johns Hopkins University for 2012-2013.

Matthias Rothe awarded Gastwissenschaftler Fellowship for February 2013

Matthias Rothe has been invited to be a "Gastwissenschaftler" (fellow) in February 2013 at the "Center for Literary and Cultural Research" Berlin. He will receive a research grant and can make use of all their facilities in the frame of his book project on eighteenth century moral philosophies and the role of violence in the conceptions of civil society.
More information: http://www.zfl-berlin.org/zfl-english.html.

April 13, 2012

Tom David defends dissertation

Tom David has successfully defended his dissertation, entitled "Interrogating Utopia: The Science Fiction of the German Democratic Republic in an Age of Globalization."