German Graduate Conference 2015

CFP Migration and Movement 2015 – EXTENDED DEADLINE

22nd Annual German Studies Graduate Conference at the University of Virginia:

Schwalbenflug: Migration and Movement in Languages, Arts, and Sciences

February 20-21, 2015

We invite graduate students from all disciplines to present papers on any aspect of travel or emigration in English or German (with an English summary for non-German speakers). While this conference is being hosted by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia, students in other fields, including social sciences, anthropology, sociology, history, natural sciences, literary and media studies, art, and architecture, are encouraged to submit an abstract.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Terra Incognita

Language shift – dialect – creole/pidgin
National Identity
Immigration – Emigration – Refugees
Colonization – Imperialism
Leaving home/Heimat
Translation – “Survival language”
Literature as time/space travel
Virtual World as time/space travel
Urbanization – Suburbanization
Travelogues – Diaries – Postcards
Tourism – Ecotourism
Travel within Literature – Travel Novel
Icons of Travel: Explorer, Cowboy, etc
Imagined Travel – Escapism – Fantasy
Virtual Tours – Blogs – Photo Sharing
Real World vs. Virtual World
Plant/Animal migration
Disease Vectors
Cell Migration

The Submission Deadline has been extended until December 20, 2014.Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words, along with a proposed title, author’s name, affiliation, and email to:

Danielle Pisechko, Kathryn Schroeder, and Geraldine Suter


Applying to the German House


As the application dealing has passed, it is no longer possible to apply through the housing website. Anyone still wishing to apply to the German House for the year 2015/16, can request the application by writing an email to Mr. McDonald, Professor of the German Department (, or the German the Language Advisor of the German House, Maximiliane Wagner (


The application process for the German House is currently running. If you wish to apply, please visit the housing page, the last day for applying is November 14th, 2014.

For applying, please visit

Select the ‘Returning Student Option’ and proceed with your application as normal. When choosing the facility, simply choose ‘German Language House’ and fill out the questionnaire.

For further information, please visit Application

German Movie Night schedule



Jeden Mittwoch, 19:30 in New Cabell 236.

September 24th, Das Leben ist eine Baustelle(Life is all you get)
Oktober 1st, Das Leben der Anderen(The Lives of Others)
October 8th, Yella
October 15th, Das Wunder von Bern(The Miracle of Bern)
October 22th, Lore
October 29th, Gegen die Wand(Head-on)
November 5th, Soul Kitchen
November 12th, Sommersturm(Sommer Storm)
November 19th, Lola rennt(Run Lola Run)
December 3rd, Good bye, Lenin!

UVa German Graduate Conference (February 28, 2014)

“We’ve been here before”: Manifestations of Repetition in Literature, Art, Music, and Science.

The University of Virginia German Department cordially invites you to attend the 21st annual German Graduate Studies Conference. The weekend conference will begin on February 28, 2014 and end on March 1, 2014. For more information about the conference, speakers, and schedule, please visit the conference website.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

· Motifs – Synonyms – Onomatopoeia
· Memory – Recollection – Déjá vu – Amnesia
· Repeating History – Time Travel
· Borrowing – Recycling – Imitation – Emulation
· Re-readings – Reviews – Revisions – Editions
· References– Copying – Plagiarism – Forgery
· Redundancy – Tautology
· Habits –Tediousness – Sisyphean Tasks
· Replication – Cloning – Mutation – Technology
· Patterns – Cycles – Waves – Clocks
· Echoes – Resonance – Reflections – Mirroring
· Adaptations – Retellings – Translations
· Form – Structure – Symmetry
· Printing – Print Culture – Photographs
· Practice – Perfection
· Rhythm – Beat – Sampling – Refrain – Reprise


Erhalte jeden neuen Beitrag in deinen Posteingang.