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In Memoriam: Michael Curschmann 1936-2017

Michael Curschmann joined the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures as an Assistant...

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Reshaping the Humanities and Sciences: The Berlin Lautabteilung in the 1920s

Princeton University German Department Fall 2017 Lecture Series Date: Thursday, November 16, 2016...

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Appearance: Fragments of a Political Phenomenology

Princeton University’s Department of German presents: Appearance: Fragments of a Political...

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  • Jonathan Martin to receive AATG German Quarterly Graduate Student Paper Award Jonathan Martin to receive AATG German Quarterly Graduate Student Paper Award

    Sixth-year graduate student Jonathan Martin’s scholarship has been recognized with the AATG German Quarterly Graduate Student Paper Award for his article “Monopolizing Violence: Gewalt, Self-Control, and the Law in Heinrich von Veldeke’s Eneasroman.” This award is given annually to the best research paper by a graduate student on any topic related to German Studies, to […]

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  • In Memoriam: Michael Curschmann 1936-2017 MCurschmann2017700

    Michael Curschmann joined the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures as an Assistant Professor in 1963—soon after the department had been separated in 1958 from the earlier Modern Languages Department. Trained in German, English, and History at the Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität in Munich, Curschmann served in 1962-63 as an Assistant Professor attached to the chair in Munich […]

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  • National Humanities Center Fellow Award 2017-2018

    The Department of Germanic Languages at Princeton University would like to congratulate Sara Poor as a fellow of the National Humanities Center Fellow Award for 2017-2018: Sara Poor Medieval Studies, Princeton University Telling Tales of Clever Women: Authorship and the Devotional Book in Late Medieval Germany NEH Fellowship; Josephus Daniels Fellowship of the Research Triangle […]

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  • Prof. Claus Pias (Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg) will spend Spring Semester 2017 as Visiting Professor in Princeton

    Prof. Claus Pias, one of the leading figures in the field of German Media Theory, will be a Visiting Professor in the German Department in the Spring Semester 2017 during which he will teach a graduate seminar (GER517/MOD517) on “Digital Cultures” After studies in Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen and in Art History, German Literature, […]

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  • Reshaping the Humanities and Sciences: The Berlin Lautabteilung in the 1920s ViktoriaT-Carousel-image300700

    Princeton University German Department Fall 2017 Lecture Series Date: Thursday, November 16, 2016 Time: 4:30pm Location: 205 East Pyne Viktoria Tkaczyk (Humboldt U., Berlin; Max Plank Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) “Reshaping the Humanities and Sciences: The Berlin Lautabteilung in the 1920s” This talk’s focus is the Lautabteilung (“sound department”) of the Prussian […]

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  • Weimar Cinema: Der Heilige Berg East Pyne 010 Weimar Cinema:  Der Heilige Berg East Pyne 010

    The German Department Presents: Film Screening and Discussion [THE HOLY MOUNTAIN] ARNOLD FANCK, 1926; 106 MINS The problematic aesthetic politics of nature are combined with the cinematic debut of the dancer Leni Riefenstahl in this classic of the “mountain film” genre. Restored and tinted print with English intertitles and a contemporary soundtrack by Aljoscha Zimmermann. […]

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  • Appearance: Fragments of a Political Phenomenology IMG_3953-JR700300

    Princeton University’s Department of German presents: Appearance: Fragments of a Political Phenomenology Juliane Rebentisch Date: October 2nd, 2017 Location: East Pyne 010 Time: 4:30pm – What does it mean to make a public appearance? If one believes Hannah Arendt, it involves very particular conditions; those of a specific space in which this appearance will be […]

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  • Reading the Social: Lenz, Moritz, Karsch Foto_Ghanbari700300

    Princeton University’s Department of German presents: Nacim Ghanbari (jun. Prof., Univ. Siegen; Visiting Prof., Princeton German Dept.) Reading the Social: Lenz, Moritz, Karsch Date: September 20, 2017 Location: East Pyne, Room 205 Time: 4:30pm – Is there a ‘new social’ in the literary and media history of 18th century? And if this is the case, […]

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