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January 15, 2019

Concert in Global Scholars Hall: January 18th

October 23, 2018

Graduate Symposium: Creating and Adapting Myth

Join us on November 1st from 2-6pm for our upcoming Graduate Symposium in EMU Crater Lake South. Presenters include Joscha Klueppel, Christine Vigeant, and Jeffrey L. High. This event is free and open to the public, and includes topics such as myth in Tolkien novels, Westworld and the Sandman, and a talk, “From Liberation wars to Star Wars.” Hope to see you there!

October 15, 2018

German Campus Weeks 2018: Shaping Germany

The UO Department of German and Scandinavian together with the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., would like to invite faculty and students to participate in a series of events for German Campus Weeks 2018. This year’s topic is “Shaping Germany” and focuses mostly on the internal factors that are contributing to what Germany will look like in 20, 30 or 50 years. For more information and the full schedule of events, please see our events page:

July 10, 2018

Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Recipients:

2018 Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Jessica Carlisle
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Thomas Gariepy
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Everett Christensen
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Jeremiah Young

The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Lila Walsh
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Madolyn Miller
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Amber Wroten
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Wyatt Gregory

The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Chris Kircher
The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Jeremiah Young

The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Lily Gordon
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Paula LaMagna
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Tabitha Costigan

The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Samantha Lazarescu
The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Brielle Waff

2018 Graduate Awards

Congratulations to the 2018 Graduate Scholarship Recipients:

Philip Hansen Graduate Fellowship – Lisa Höller
Emeritus Professor Roger Nicholls Memorial Fellowship – Joscha Klüppel
F.G.G. Schmidt Fellowship – Verena Zabel
Astrid Williams Memorial Fellowship – Prisilla Sanchez

A very special thank you to our generous donors for these scholarships, and for all you do for our programs!

June 4, 2018

June 6, 2018: “World Food Night”

On Wednesday, June 6,  at 6 PM, the Global Engagement ARC students (French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese) will hold “World Food Night.” They’ll be joined by the Russian Club, Muxeres, and Muslim Student Association. They will meet at 6 PM on the lawn in front of the GSH. The Germans are offering Currywurst, Bretzel, Charcuterie plate, German breads, Black Forest Cherry Cake and Spezi. The event is open to students and faculty.


February 28- March 1, 2019: Film Conference

2019 Film Conference entitled “Feminism, Theory, Film: Critical Intersections in the Practice and Theorization of Experimental Filmmaking since the 1970s”

May 2, 2018

May 3-4: Writing Migration Conference

The Writing Migration Conference will take place on May 3rd and 4th, 2018. Sessions will be held in the Knight Library Browsing room. In addition, there is a special talk by Father Alejandro Solalinde planned for 5:30 in PLC 180.

It’s an interdisciplinary gathering of talks on contemporary migrations (and some historical backgrounds and precedents) in a global context, on the writing of migration, and on the migrations of writing, along crucial South-North, East-West regional trajectories and transitions. Border-contexts considered include: Mexico-US; Africa-Europe; Middle East-Europe.  Contemporary and modern philosophical perspectives invoked include transborder studies, postcolonial studies, deconstruction, media studies, and ordinary language philosophy. All presentations are free and open to the public.

For more information, please see our website:

April 19, 2018

April 26, 2018: Lecture by Professor Jeffrey Librett

Please join us for Professor Jeffrey Librett’s talk at 4pm on April 26, in LIB 101. ​

April 25, 2018: Lecture by Professor Michael Stern

Please join us for a work-in-progress lecture by Michael Stern, sponsored by the Department of German & Scandinavian. The presentation, 1885: The Congress of Berlin and the Poetics of Worlding, will be on April 25th, from 3:30-5:00p.m. in McKenzie 175.

Professor Stern will read an excerpt from his manuscript in progress, The Singing Socrates. In 1885 the European Powers met in Berlin and divided up Africa. No Africans were present. A few months later Friedrich Nietzsche penned two rather salient notebook entries concerning human creative drives and the will to power. Stern’s presentation will address Nietzsche’s understanding of the propensity to create worlds on top of already existing worlds and how this world making activity creates the nexus of illusions that Achille Mbembe sees as being a constituent moment in the consciousness of empire.

We look forward to seeing you there!

April 4, 2018

May 7, 2018: “Through a Glass Darkly” Film Showing

The Department of German and Scandinavian is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth by showing a series of his films for your viewing pleasure. Please come and help us remember the director of some of the most beautiful and challenging films in the history of cinema.

When: May 7

Where: Lillis 112 at 7:00p.m.

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