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Past Events from 2015 - 2016

German Writer in Residence 2016: Rebekka de Wit

Date
07 - 11 March 2015
Location:
University Park Campus
Description
German writer and theatre maker, Rebekka de Wit is our Writer in Residence in the Department of German Studies in March 2016.

Language and Ideological Constructs of Nationhood: The Case of Germany

Date
07 October 2015
Location:
Trent A19
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Language and Ideological Constructs of Nationhood: The Case of Germany. A seminar talk by Prof Martin Durrrell (The University of Manchester).

Imperial Germany and the Transylvanian Saxons, 1871 - 1881: 'Deutschtum', Nationalism and Local Politics

Date
14 October 2015
Location:
Trent C40
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Imperial Germany and the Transylvanian Saxons, 1871 - 1881: 'Deutschtum', Nationalism and Local Politics. A seminar talk by Dr Jonathan Kwan.

The New Woman in the 1920s: Satirist or Butt of Satire?

Date
28 October 2015
Location:
Trent B4
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. The New Woman in the 1920s: Satirist or Butt of Satire?. A seminar talk by Prof Elizabeth Boa.

Ghosts in the Machine: Transnational Stars in German-Language Film

Date
18 November 2015
Location:
Trent A19
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Ghosts in the Machine: Transnational Stars in German-Language Film. A seminar talk by Prof Erica Carter (King's College London).

Language Learning, History and the Germans

Date
01 December 2015
Description
Public lecture - Inaugural lecture by Prof. Nicola McLelland - about the history (1500-2000) of describing, teaching and learning German and other languages in Germany, Britain, and beyond - including China.

Encounters: Writers and Translators in Conversation

Date
10 December 2015
Description
This event brings together the Berlin writer Annett Gröschner and her translator Katy Derbyshire. Whether in her essays, feuilleton pieces, short stories or her novels (Moskauer Eis [2002]; Walpurgistag [2011]), Annett Gröschner brings to life Berlin's 'Alltagsgeschichte' and the city's unique language, culture and atmosphere.

Über die Mauer (hinaus): German Unification and its Consequences, 25 years on

Date
06 January 2016
Location:
University Park Campus
Description
A day for schools and colleges commemorating the German unification.

Schreiben gegen Ressentiments: Erinnerungs- und Selbstbehauptungsstrategien in neuerer Literatur von afrikanischen Migraten und Schwarzen Deutschen

Date
03 February 2016
Location:
Trent C40
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16.Schreiben gegen Ressentiments: Erinnerungs- und Selbstbehauptungsstrategien in neuerer Literatur von afrikanischen Migraten und Schwarzen Deutschen. A seminar by Prof Dirk Göttsche

Media in the Cities: A Classical Myth between Corinth and Sun City

Date
24 February 2016
Location:
Trent A19
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Media in the Cities: A Classical Myth between Corinth and Sun City. A lecture by Dr Heike Bartel

Myths and Archetypes in Modern Europeanv Literature

Date
24 - 25 February 2016
Location:
Trent Building
Description
The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies and Department of German Studies Presnets:Myths and Archetypes in Moden European Literature

Authenticity and Modernity: How Germans Saw African-Americans in Song around 1900

Date
09 March 2016
Location:
Trent A19
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Authenticity and Modernity: How Germans Saw African-Americans in Song around 1900. A seminar by Dr. Jeff Bowersox (University College London).

Research Seminar: Title TBA

Date
16 March 2016
Location:
Trent A19
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Title: TBA. A seminar byDr Karl Wilds

Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change

Date
08 - 09 April 2016
Location:
University Park
Description
The emergence of diachronic corpus linguistics in the last two decades has allowed us unprecedented access to data in the study of past stages of language and language change.

Research Seminar: Title- TBA

Date
27 April 2016
Location:
Trent A19
Description
Department of German Studies Research Seminar Series 2015-16. Title: TBA. A seminar talk by Dr Filippo Nereo (Coventry University).
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