Last Language Standing Competition

Welcome 

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Last Language Standing Competition

Welcome 

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Special mid-Atlantic premiere screening of the new German comedy Almanya, Welcome to Germany (Yasemin Samdereli, 2011)

7:00pm
Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 West Market Street, Charlottesville, VA

film shown in 35mm with English subtitles and *free admission* (free tickets available at the door until the theater is full)
Event co-sponsored by the Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia, Washington and Lee University School of Law, The German Law Journal, and the German Embassy in Washington D.C.

Watson Manor Event

Hans Joas (University of Freiburg, Institute for Advanced Studies / University of Chicago, Sociology)
"The Sacredness of the Person: On the Origins of Human Rights"
3:30pm-5:00pm, Watson Manor
Event co-sponsored by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, Department of Sociology, and the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

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Events

Tomorrow

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. William Coker (Bilkent University), "Novel or New Mythology? Hölderlin's Hyperion and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 04:00pm
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • 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). Enabling the sensuous experience of what for Kant are mere postulates of practical reason, this “new mythology” aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, supplanting religion and philosophy as the medium for the culture’s highest truths. As experiments in “new mythology,” however, Hölderlin and Shelley’s novels can best be described as controlled failures, whose failure in fact indicates what distinguishes the post-Enlightenment novel from its myth-making precursors in epic and tragedy.

Wednesday, October 24th

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

Wednesday, October 31st

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

Wednesday, November 7th

  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.

Wednesday, November 14th

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