More than 100 guests, alumni, students, and donors joined us on April 27, 2016 for our annual German & Scandinavian Department Spring Celebration. This year’s theme was Feasting & Dragonslaying, with artwork provided by Scandinavian student Basil Price. Special music, poems, and skits enlivened the celebration, performed by student and UO faculty member Bruce Tabb, local musician Nathalie Fortin, Sr. Instructor Matthias Vogel, undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship recipients for 2016-2017 were announced, and their donors were honored. Prof. Gantt Gurley and Undergraduate Coordinator Beckie Jones coordinated the event, and Gurley emceed. Thank you to all who came and all who performed!
Professor Sonja Boos gave a work-in-progress talk at the Oregon Humanities Center on April 22, 2016. The talk was entitled From Mind to Brain: The Emergence of Neuroscience and the German Novel. Congratulations on this important body of work, Prof. Boos!
Masters student Nora Zimmermann presented a close reading of Heiner Müller’s play entitled “Verkommenes Ufer Medeamaterial Landschaft mit Argonauten.” Special regard was focused on The Dialectic of Enlightenment. Zimmermann will graduate in June, 2016. Thank you, Nora!
Professor Gantt Gurley presented “Meier Aaron Goldschmidt and the Poetics of Prose” at the 5th Annual Rabbi Marcus Simmons Lecture on March 6, 2016 at Temple Beth Israel. Congratulations, Prof. Gurley!
Professor Jeffrey Librett led the highly successful faculty colloquium “Rethinking Gender in Reading” in February, here at the University of Oregon. Esteemed faculty from universities across the nation presented at the event. Thank you, Prof. Librett, for this enlightening event.
Dr. Judith Lechner spoke to University faculty and students about Syrian refugees in Germany. Lechner graduated from the Department of German and Scandinavian in 2015. Thank you for your important insight, Dr. Lechner.