||Greenland's Road to Self-Government
|Daniel Gilfillan, Arizona State University
||Sounding Out Austrian Radio Space: Tactical Media, Experimental Artistic Practice, and the ORF Kunstradio Project
||How (Not) to Translate Wittgenstein's Mistress
|Gerald Kleinfeld and Erich Pohl
||The American Presidential Election through German Eyes: How Will our Choice Affect European-American Relations?
|The Graduate School Experience: “History, Memory, Narrative”
||A week of advanced seminars for fifteen German majors from colleges and universities across the U.S. who are considering graduate work in German Studies. Co-sponsored by the DAAD and Max Kade Institute.
|| 08/16-22/2008; 08/12-18/2007
||“The Politics and Poetics of Parapraxis: Figurations of Past Violence in Present-day Germany”
|Common Senses: Perception & Perspective
||Graduate student conference
|Pascale Bos, U of TX, Austin
||“Breaking with Dutch WWII Taboos, or Reinforcing Clichés? Verhoeven's ‘Blackbook' and its critical and audience reception in the Netherlands and the U.S.”
|A Woman for all Seasons: Astrid Lindgren at 100
||All-day conference featuring scholarly discussions of Lindgren's body of work.
|Conference for North American University Teachers of Swedish
|Maria-Regina Kecht, Rice University
||“Austrian Women Writers and National Socialism: Creating Literary Space for the Forgotten Jews”
|Pier Carlo Bontempelli
||“Die Bildung des professoralen Habitus in der deutschen Germanistik”
||Out Stealing Horses: A Reading by the Author, followed by a reception
|Techno in Germany: A History and a Career
||A lecture, audio-visual presentation, and interview with Oliver Lieb
|German Studies - The Undisciplined Discipline
||A Conference in honor of Gerhard Weiss
||“The Dead Have a Name; The Living a Face and Ten Fingers”
|Jeffrey Peck, Georgetown University
||“Being Jewish in the New Germany”
|Faust in the Box; a presentation by Bridge Markland
||one-woman-playback-handpuppets-body-theatre In German, using German/English/American pop music from 1929-2006
|Tim Szlachetko, HECUA
||“Challenges to Utopia: Nationalism & Cultural Diversity in Scandinavia"
|Kierkegaard & Irony
||A one-day conference addressing a deep and intriguing concern within the humanities.
|Gender, Genre and Political Transformation
||The conference was an outcome of a UM/UW CGES interdisciplinary research collaborative and the program includes many fine papers by U of M graduate students, as well by outstanding faculty and students from UW and elsewhere. The conference also celebrates the distinguished career of Professor Ruth-Ellen B. Joeres, who served as one of the U of M faculty for the collaborative.
||“Photography by Other Means”: A talk on the German artist Gerhard Richter and his highly controversial paintings of German terrorists. Two one-hour presentations and a discussion.
|Toril Moi, Duke University
||“First and Foremost a Human Being: Gender, Body, and Theater in Ibsen's A Doll's House”
|Ulrike Peters Nichols
||“Looking Back in Pain: Melancholia in Strindberg and Hofmannsthal”
|Hans Christian Andersen 200th Anniversary Celebration
||A celebration of the life and work of legendary children's author
Hans Christian Andersen, this conference includes presentations by
Andersen scholars, a roundtable discussion and a dramatic
presentation of Andersen's story "The Tinderbox" by Minneapolis-based