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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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* Faculty MeetingFaculty Meeting

Time: 3:30 pm

Location: Friendly 109. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00.

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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, Elvira Madigan Based on the true story of a handsome young Swedish army officer who in 1889 falls in love with a beautiful Danish circus performer. He gives up everything—his family, his career, and his social standing—to flee to Denmark and embark on a passionate, summer-long affair. Then, as the money runs out, the atmosphere changes. The film’s sumptuous photography is accompanied throughout by Mozart’s lovely Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major. (Sweden, 91 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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* GER Dissertation ColloquiumGER Dissertation Colloquium

Time: 3:30 pm

Feb 8, Location TBD. Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00. German Dissertation writing colloquium for ABD students.

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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, "The Wave" Geologist Kristian Eklund lives in tiny Geiranger—at the head of the spectacular Geirangerfjord—where he’s part of a team that monitors a nearby mountain that someday will slide into the fjord and wreak havoc. But Kristian has found a new job in the big west-coast city of Stavanger. On the eve of his family’s departure for Stavanger, he makes a remarkable discovery that will change him and the village of Geiranger forever. (Norway, 105 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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* Guest speaker: John McCarthyGuest speaker: John McCarthy

Time: 3:30 pm

John A. McCarthy, professor of German and Comparative Literature emeritus, Vanderbilt University will present "On Writing and Reading in an Age of Consumerism or Humanism as Enlightened Patriotism." 3:30-5:00pm in Lawrence 166.

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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, "Ariel" After Finnish coal miner Taisto Kasurinen’s father commits suicide, he drives to the bank in his father’s convertible—even though it’s winter—and cashes out his savings account before heading south to Helsinki and a hopefully happier life. When he meets and falls in love with Irmeli, he seems to be on his way to realizing his dreams. But for Taisto, things seldom go as planned. (Finland, 73 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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* Gantt Gurley Book CelebrationGantt Gurley Book Celebration

Time: 3:00 pm

Come and celebrate Gantt Gurley's book Meïr Aaron Goldschmidt and the Poetics of Jewish Fiction from 3:00-5:00pm at the Grad School Lounge in Susan Campbell Hall.

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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!

* The Triumph of the Will?The Triumph of the Will?

Time: 1:00 pm

Symposium on extreme right-wing tendencies in the present, their historical echoes, their potential consequences, and competing alternatives. Topics include the assault on language, the populist co-optation of the media, the circulation of nationalist ideologemes (with racist and sexist implications), and the devalorization of science and knowledge. Condon Hall 260 from 1-3:30pm.

* Nordic Winter Film SeriesNordic Winter Film Series

Time: 7:00 pm

Lawrence 177, "Buddy" Kristoffer is a 24-year-old billboard hanger in Oslo. For fun, he makes little videos of his roommates—Geir and Stig Inge—doing silly things. When some of his videos end up in the hands of a TV talk-show host who finds the young man’s work amusing and worth sharing with his audience, he fast becomes a local celebrity. Along the way to (and then from) stardom, he and his buddies encounter their share of bumps on the highway of life. (Norway, 100 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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