See Poster for the Spring 2018 Colloquium Series 

Current Semester

Conferences & Workshops
March 9, 2018, A. D. White House Workshop The Aesthetics & Theology of The Saint Matthew Passion: Bach & Blumenberg
April 13-14, 2018 German Studies Graduate Student Conference Flanking Maneuvers: Das Laterale Denken

Unless otherwise indicated, colloquia take place at 2:30pm in 181 Goldwin Smith Hall. An advance copy of each paper can be obtained in the Department of German Studies, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall. See Poster for the Spring 2018 Colloquium Series

January 26, 2018 Transmedia Storytelling in 19th Century Germany: Karl May’s Fictional Universe Leigh York, German Studies, Cornell University
February 16, 2018 The Truth Told Urgently: Finding the Voice of the Humanities Michel Chaouli, Germanic Studies, Indiana University Bloomington
March 9, 2018, A.D. White House “Schaue her!” Hans Blumenberg on Bach’s Matthäuspassion and the Problem of a Protestant Artwork Helmut Müller-Sievers, Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Colorado Boulder* please note different location
March 23, 2018 The Distant Child: Religious Engagement and the Globalization of Aid in 19th Century Germany Katharina Stornig, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Justus-Liebig Universität Giessen
May 4, 2018 Liquid Histories and Floating Archives: Practicing Environmental Humanities on Urban Waterways Bethany Wiggin, Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
Lectures and Literary Readings
Feb. 27, 2018

12pm, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall: Seminar Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Negritude and Negrismo Readings will be made available upon registration. There is no cost, and lunch will be available to all participants. Please contact to register.

4:30pm, KG42 Klarman Hall: Lecture The Ambiguous Promise of European Decline: Race and Historical Pessimism in the Era of the Great War
Seminar and Lecture presented by Donna Jones, English, Berkeley University

March 2, 2018, 3pm, G08 Uris Hall The Extreme Gone Mainstream: Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany Book Talk by Cynthia Miller-Idriss, Education and Sociology, American University in Washington D.C.
March 28, 2018, 4:30pm, A. D. White House Derrida, Plato and Irigaray Susan Buck-Morss, CUNY Organized by Theory Reading Group
Other IGCS and Recommended Events
Monday nights, 7pm, Cornell Cinema Free movie screenings (directed by Alexander Kluge) Introduction by Erik Born
Feb. 5, Abschied von gestern/Yesterday Girl (1966)
March 5, Deutschland im Herbst/Germany in Autumn (1978)
March 26, Die Macht der Gefühle/The Power of Emotion (1983)
Feb. 21, 2018, 7:30pm, Barnes Hall Big Galut(E) Klezmer Ensemble preforms, “The Tale of Monish,” by I.L. Peretz.
June 17-July 27, 2018, Cornell University Literature, Media, Form DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar. Application deadline March 1, 2018. Forms and instructions at