Thanks to a generous grant from Prof. Walter H. Sokel (1917-2014), the German Department is offering a prize of $300 to the best essay of at... More
William Coker Talk

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... More

Peter Burgard's lecture

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... More

Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall has officially been gone as long as it existed. The wall, built in 1961 to divide the former and future German capital between its Western-controlled sectors and Communist East Germany, stood for 29 years. This year will mark the... More

5:00 P.M.
UVA Chapel 

Born in Ulm, Imran Ayata is the author, to date, of three volumes of fiction (see poster). He was a founding member of the anti-racist group Kanak-Attak, and co-edited the song collection Songs of Gastarbeiter (... More