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

21st Annual Graduate Student Conference

5:00 pm
Minor 125

Repetition is a reflection of the world we live in. From the branching of trees to the branching of neurons, we can see examples of repetition in nature. Even the foundations of language may be built upon the repetition of sounds.  Our very conception of beauty is based on forms of repetition, found in natural expressions of symmetry.  In our modern world, truth has become fused with the necessity for verification through repetition.  Repetition is ubiquitous on Earth.

German on the Lawn

11 am
New Cabell Hall, Room 268

We cordially invite admitted students to experience the first day of a German course at the University of Virginia! One hour Crash Courses begin at 11 am during Days on the Lawn (March: 24th & 28th; April: 4th, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, & 18th). No previous German experience necessary!

Learn more at GermanOnTheLawn.org!

Workshop for Teachers in German

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
New Cabell 236

This workshop seeks to develop an ongoing interactive partnership between the University of Virginia and the Secondary School German Teachers in Virginia and use this partnership to address core teaching issues and concerns. Friederike Braun from the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad will give a short presentation and join the workshop for the day. Registration required. For more information, please contact Manuela Achilles, ma6cq@virginia.edu.

Workshop for Teachers in German

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
New Cabell 236

This workshop seeks to develop an ongoing interactive partnership between the University of Virginia and the Secondary School German Teachers in Virginia and use this partnership to address core teaching issues and concerns. Friederike Braun from the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad will give a short presentation and join the workshop for the day. Registration required. For more information, please contact Manuela Achilles, ma6cq@virginia.edu.

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Events

Today

  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