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Conferences & Workshops

  • Feb. 3-4, 2017 - A.D. White House - "Theorizing the Lyric: The World Novel" Conference organized by Elizabeth Anker and Grant Farred

  • April 21-22, 2017 - A.D. White House - "Foucault to the Second Power: the Posthumous in the Present" Conference organized by Tim Campbell, Paul Fleming, Amanda Goldstein, and Tom McEnaney

  • April 27-28, 2017 - Location TBA - "Listening to Trauma" Theory Reading Group Conference

IGCS Colloquia

Unless otherwise indicated, colloquia take place at 3pm in 181 Goldwin Smith Hall. An advance copy of each paper can be obtained in the Department of German Studies, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall.

  • August 25, 2017 - Historicism, Anthropology, and Goethe’s Idea of World Literature, Stephen Klemm, German Studies, Cornell University

  • September 8, 2017 - Kant and Posthumanism Carsten Strathausen, German Studies, University of Missouri – Columbia

  • September 29, 2017 - Gespiegelte Welten. Reflektionen des Kinos Manuel Köppen, Institut für deutsche Literatur, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • October 20, 2017 - Time in a Text(ile). Gertrude the Great’s Easter Vision Racha Kirakosian, German Languages and Literatures, Harvard University

  • November 10, 2017 - “Nur das Kind erwischten sie nicht”: Family and Collectivity in Nicolas Born’s Wasteland Paul Buchholz, German Studies, Emory University



  • Feb. 8, 2017, 6pm - TBA (Moustafa Bayoumi, English, Brooklyn College) Organized by Mostafa Minawi

  • Feb. 23-24, 2017 - TBA (Hassan Melehy, French, UNC Chapel Hill) Romance Studies Graduate Student Association Spring 2017 Speaker Series

  • March 14, 2017, 4:30pm, A.D. White House - "Imagining Migration in Contemporary Europe / University Lecture" (Zafer Şenocak)

  • March 15, 2017, 4:30pm, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall - Literary Reading of Original Works [in German] (Zafer Şenocak)


  • March 17, 2017, 8pm, Barnes Hall - Yield Troubled Shadows: Bach and Modern Society Presented by the Cornell Early Music Lab and the Cornell Chamber Singers

  • April 19, 2017, 7pm, Willard Straight Theatre - Cornell Cinema film screening of "Lampedusa in Winter" (with audience discussion with director Jakob Brossmann and his assistant Stefania Schenk Vitale)

  • June 19-July 15, 2017, University of Chicago - Rethinking Performance in Theory and Practice DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar. Application deadline March 1, 2017. Forms and instructions at

  • August 31, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm, A.D. White House - Welcome Reception for German Studies Faculty & Graduate Students
  • November 28, 4:30pm, GSH 177 - Kaffee und Kuchen - Mingle with fellow majors and minors in German Studies. Interested in becoming a major or minor? JOIN US!  This year, "Kaffee und Kuchen" will also be the occassion for an exhibition of the research-in-progress by students in GERST 4100 ("The Seminar: Texts and Movements").  Come and have a look at their posters/media presentations and discuss their work with them (in German)!