Welcome 

Last Language Standing Competition

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Welcome 

Last Language Standing Competition

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

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Interests

German, Yiddish, and comparative literature since the late 18th century, German-Jewish culture, literary theory, translation and transmission of knowledge and texts

Professor Peter Burgard Talk ~ NIETZSCHE AND THE ETHICS OF ATHEISM. NCH 236 at 2:00 P.M.

Professor Peter J. Burgard (B.A. German at Johns Hopkins; M.A. and Ph.D. German at UVa) joined the German Department of Harvard University 30 years ago. He has taught a variety of courses in the fields of Western European as well as German literary, cultural and art history, covering different genres (poetry, drama, narrative, the essay) as well as artistic endeavors and subjects, among them architecture, painting and sculpture.

Nietzsche And The Ethics Of Atheism Lecture by Prof. Peter Burgard

Professor Peter J. Burgard (B.A. German at Johns Hopkins; M.A. and Ph.D. German at UVa) joined the German Department of Harvard University 30 years ago. He has taught a variety of courses in the fields of Western European as well as German literary, cultural and art history, covering different genres (poetry, drama, narrative, the essay) as well as artistic endeavors and subjects, among them architecture, painting and sculpture.

William Coker Talk ~ Novel or New Mythology? Hölderlin’s Hyperion and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. NCH 236 at 4:00 P.M.

Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hyperion and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein exemplify the European Romantic attempt to craft a distinctly modern mythology in an era marked by two revolutions: Kant’s Copernican turn in philosophy and the political revolution in Paris. Both works present a novelistic counterpoint to the German Idealist ambition of creating a “mythology of reason" (Mythologie der Vernunft).

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Events

Today

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm

Tomorrow

  1. Marcel Schmid (UVa), "The Esoteric Roots of Seriality: Kammerer, Jung, and Koestler"
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 05:00pm
    • End time: 07:00pm

Wednesday, November 21st

  1. Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 28th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. German Movie Night
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Co-sponsored by the Max Kade German House at Shea.

Friday, November 30th

  1. Gabriele Riedle (Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor): Reporters at War
    • Where: Nau Hall 342
    • Start time: 02:30pm
    • End time: 04:00pm
    • Gabriele Riedle, Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor in the German Department, is an award-winning German writer and reporter with extensive experience covering global conflicts. Riedle will discuss the implications of representing violent conflict in text, photography, and film, as well as the realities of daily life as a war reporter.