Lectures and Conferences
Friday, March 23, 2012: Andrew Webber (Cambridge University, UK)
“Threshold Conditions: Benjamin, Schnitzler and the Sleeping Disorders of Modernism”
2:30-4:00, Nau 211
Friday, February 24, 2012: Cathy Caruth (Cornell University)
"Scenes of Trauma in the Theater of Human Rights (A Reading of Dorman's Death and the Maiden)"
2:30-4:00, Nau 211
Friday, February 17 - Saturday, February 18, 2012: "Wasted Spaces": Annual Graduate Student Conference
Keynote address: Rochelle Tobias (Johns Hopkins University)
"Rilke and the Landscape of the Heart"
Friday, February 17, 5:00pm, Nau 101
Saturday, December 3, 2011: Center for German Studies workshop on Kleist: "The Afterlife of Heinrich von Kleist"
3:00-6:00pm, Minor 130
Thursday, December 1, 2011: 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.
Thursday, November 17, 2011: 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
Saturday, November 12, 2011: Stefanie Arend (University of Rostock)
CGS workshop: “Die Pegnitzschäfer - Nürnberger Barockdichtung”
10:00am-2:00pm, Minor 130
Friday, October 31-Nov 4th, 2011: Do Deutsch Event Week
Friday, October 21, 2011: Stefanie Arend (University of Rostock)
“Spaziergang durch Bilder. Im Spielraum des Emblems”
2:30-4:00, Nau 242
Monday, October 10, 2011: Dr. Barbara Gügold
“Germany Today: Not Separate, Yet Not Quite Unified"
2:00-4:00, South Meeting Room, 3rd Floor
April 15, 2011: James Chandler (University of Chicago)
"Maria Edgeworth and the Lunar Enlightenment"
Special lecture co-sponsored by the Department of English, University of Virginia
March 25, 201: Jane Newman (University of California, Irvine)
"Auerbach's Dante: Poetical Theology and the Question of World Literature"
November 5 - November 6, 2010
The Car of the Future Conference
Presented by the Center for German Studies
October 22, 2010: Paul Reitter (Ohio State University)
"On the History of 'Jewish Self-Hatred'"
September 24, 2010
Dissertation Prospectus Presentations:
Adam Winck, "Polemics vs. the Public Sphere"
Dylan Goldblatt, "Law and Power in Tristan"
September 17, 2010: Prof. Anne-Kathrin Reulecke (Technische Universität Berlin and Max Kade Professor)
„Im Innern ist alles alles abgeschrieben“ - Zu Einfluss und Plagiat in den Tagebüchern Franz Kafkas
November 2, 2009
Lecture by Jonathan Hess (UNC)
October 30, 2009
Lecture by Bill Brown (University of Chicago)
October 23, 2009
Pedagogical Seminar by James Pfrehm
October 13, 2009
Lecture by Eric Santner (University of Chicago)
September 26 - October 2, 2009
Freedom Without Walls week
September 25, 2009
Dissertation Prospectus Presentations (Kevin Boyd, Gabriel Cooper, and Verena Kollig)
September 18, 2009
Lecture by Professor Christina von Braun (Humboldt Univ. & Max Kade Professor)
April 17 & 18, 2009: Manfred Bansleban (University of Washington, Seattle)
Presentation and Workshop
April 16, 2009
His Excellency Klaus Scharioth, the Ambassador of Germany
"The Transatlantic Agenda: A German Perspective"
April 3, 2009: Niklaus Largier (University of California, Berkeley)
"The Plasticity of the Soul: Mystical Darkness and the Invention of Aesthetic Experience"
March 20, 2009: Gerd Gemünden (Dartmouth College)
"German Cinema in Transnational Perspective: Wilhelm Dieterle's Biopics and German Exile Cinema"
February 20, 2009: Friederike Eigler (Georgetown University)
"Beyond the 'Victims Debate': Representations of Expulsion and Relocation in Contemporary German Literature"
February 13-15, 2009
16th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Graduate Student Conference
"Eat, Drink and be Merry: Questions of Consumption and Celebration"
November 22, 2008
Center for German Studies Workshop: "Weimar and Beyond--Radicalism, Contingency and Desire"
November 14, 2008: Gabriele Dietze (Humboldt University, Berlin), Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor
"Okzidentalistische Bilderpolitik. Neo-Orientalismus und Migration in deutscher visueller Kultur"
October 25, 2008
Lecture by Josef Joffe
October 24, 2008
Roundtable discussion with Josef Joffe (Editor and publisher of Die Zeit)
Center for German Studies launching event
October 17, 2008: Simon Strick (Humboldt University, Berlin)
"Master(ing) Pain in the 19th Century: Contexts for a History of Pain and Subjection"
September 19, 2008
Prospectus Presentation by Barbara Rieger
September 5, 2008: Leslie Adelson (Cornell University)
"Experiment Mars: Imaginative Ethnoscapes and the New Futurism in Contemporary German Literature"