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Our department features ten German and three Scandinavian specialists who collaborate fully in an intellectual enterprise focused on modernity. Our various sub-concentrations, which include philosophical and theoretical discourses, Holocaust and memory studies, film, visual culture, folk traditions, and German Shakespeare Studies, represent substantive links to other departments and programs, in particular Philosophy, History, Judaic Studies, Art History, Music, English, Comparative Literature, Folklore, and Cinema Studies.

With ample opportunity for study abroad, our 50 undergraduate majors pursue the B.A. with a focus in one of three areas: German Literature and Language; German Studies; Scandinavian. Language instruction covers German and Swedish.

Our innovative graduate curriculum is designed to provide M.A. and Ph.D. students with a firm grounding in modern (post-1750) German literature and to enable them to locate this literature within the context of modern European history and thought.

Konturen


We are the editorial home of KONTUREN, a new online journal focusing on questions of shifting borderlines in German Studies and contemporary theory.

 


Programs and Courses

Martin Klebes, Director of German Graduate Studies, sits down with Webmaster Aliya Hall to answer common questions about the German Graduate Program at the University of Oregon.

Professor Sonja Boos talks about her 2017 spring term course: War, Violence, and Trauma.

Assistant Professor Gantt Gurley talks about his 2017 spring term course: The Princess and the Dragon.

Senior Instructor Matthias Vogel talks about his 2017 spring term course: Germany– A Multicultural Society.

 

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* German ClubGerman Club

Time: 6:00 pm

German Club meets at 6 PM in GSH 131. Contact German Club President Nicci Epple for more details. All are welcome.

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* Fika klubbFika klubb

Time: 12:00 pm

Come stay 5 minutes or stay an hour! Everyone of all skill levels of Swedish, or any other Scandinavian language are welcome to come and join. Fika klubb is a student run organization that provides opportunities for University of Oregon students and members of the community to practice their Swedish (Danish and Norwegian too!) in a casual setting. Meets weekly in the Hearth Cafe in Lawrence Hall. We occasionally meet at other times as well, to watch films, play klubb, go on group hikes or trips to local places around Eugene or in the general area. People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate!

* Nordic Winter Film SeriesNordic Winter Film Series

Time: 7:00 pm

Lawrence 177, "Children of Nature" Old Thorgeir has to leave his home in rural Iceland and move into an assisted-living residence in Reykjavik. There, he meets Stella, an old friend from his childhood. Thorgeir soon grows unhappy living there and, together with Stella, embarks on a trip to return to Stella’s old home in northwestern Iceland. This drama—filmed in some of Iceland’s most spectacular landscapes—asks us how important a long life is, if you have to leave everything behind that has meaning to you. (Iceland, 82 minutes)

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* German Coffee HourGerman Coffee Hour

Time: 4:00 pm

Meets between 4:00 and 5:00pm in the Mills International Center. All are welcome.

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* StammtischStammtisch

Time: 7:00 pm

Community Conversation Club Track Town Pizza hplant@uoregon.edu

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* German ClubGerman Club

Time: 6:00 pm

German Club meets at 6 PM in GSH 131. Contact German Club President Nicci Epple for more details. All are welcome.

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* Fika klubbFika klubb

Time: 12:00 pm

Come stay 5 minutes or stay an hour! Everyone of all skill levels of Swedish, or any other Scandinavian language are welcome to come and join. Fika klubb is a student run organization that provides opportunities for University of Oregon students and members of the community to practice their Swedish (Danish and Norwegian too!) in a casual setting. Meets weekly in the Hearth Cafe in Lawrence Hall. We occasionally meet at other times as well, to watch films, play klubb, go on group hikes or trips to local places around Eugene or in the general area. People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate!

* Nordic Winter Film SeriesNordic Winter Film Series

Time: 7:00 pm

Lawrence 177, "A Second Chance" Detectives and best friends Andreas and Simon lead very different lives. Andreas has settled down with his beautiful wife and son, while Simon, recently divorced, spends most of his waking hours getting drunk at the local strip club. But all of this changes when the two of them are called out to a domestic dispute that initially looks routine—until Andreas finds the quarreling couple’s filthy infant son crying in the couple’s closet. That sets in motion a series of events during which Andreas slowly loses his grip on the difference between right and wrong. (Denmark, 102 minutes)

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* German Coffee HourGerman Coffee Hour

Time: 4:00 pm

Meets between 4:00 and 5:00pm in the Mills International Center. All are welcome.

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* StammtischStammtisch

Time: 7:00 pm

Community Conversation Club Track Town Pizza hplant@uoregon.edu

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* German ClubGerman Club

Time: 6:00 pm

German Club meets at 6 PM in GSH 131. Contact German Club President Nicci Epple for more details. All are welcome.

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* Nordic Winter Film SeriesNordic Winter Film Series

Time: 7:00 pm

Lawrence 177, "Under the Sun" It’s 1956. Forty-year-old, never-married Olof lives alone on his family’s farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read or write, he is dependent on his young friend, Erik, who helps him with the business aspects of the farm. Olof decides one day to advertise in a local paper for a housekeeper, and Ellen, a middle-class city woman, arrives to take over the house and—as the summer progresses—Olof’s heart and Erik’s desire, as well. (Sweden, 130 minutes)

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* StammtischStammtisch

Time: 7:00 pm

Community Conversation Club Track Town Pizza hplant@uoregon.edu

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* StammtischStammtisch

Time: 7:00 pm

Community Conversation Club Track Town Pizza hplant@uoregon.edu

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