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

UVA Chamber Singers „Abendlied“ Concert (November 22nd, 8:00 pm)

The UVa Chamber Singers invite the UVa and Charlottesville communities to a free concert on Friday, November 22nd, at 8:00 pm at Old Cabell Hall on the grounds of the University of Virginia.  The UVa ensemble’s fall 2013 program is an “Abendlied” – an evening of German song, including choral works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Schubert interspersed with solos and duets by the talented members of the Singers.  In addition, coming exactly on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the concert will also offer a special musical tribute to JFK.

Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective (November 22nd, 4:00 pm)

The Center for German Studies invites you to a book presentation and discussion of: Environmental Sustainability in Transatlantic Perspective: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Friday, November 22, 4:00-5:30 pm in the Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room. The discussion will be followed by a reception. A limited number of free copies will be given away to students at the event. Any student attending the event may compete to win a copy of the Achilles/Elzey book by answering the prize questions posted on the Facebook page for the Center for German Studies. Entries must correctly answer all questions to win. Hint: to the careful listener goes the prize!