Arne Höcker’s article on Scientific Authorship appeared in the compendium Experiment und Literatur. Themen, Methoden, Theorien (ed. Michael Gamper, Wallstein Verlag). The compendium discusses topics, methods, and theories for the analysis of the relations of literature and scientific experiments, and focuses particularly on epistemological and poetological dimensions of the exchange between literature and the sciences. Arne Höcker’s contribution discusses problems of authorship in scientific discourse in regard to questions of scientific creativity, authority, and copyright.
The German House is hosting an information session for students who are interested in studying at Regensburg University. Wesleyan students who participated in this program last semester will be attending this meeting and will talk about their experiences. Also invited are German students from Regensburg who are studying at Wesleyan this year. German Studies faculty will also be there tow answer questions.
On September 25, 2010, Iris Bork-Goldfield was invited by the American Association of German Teachers, New York Central to conduct a teacher development workshop at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. She spoke about how short films can enhance German language instruction, and gave examples on how to integrate these films into the curriculum. Participants were graduate students, high school teachers and university professors.
… of today’s FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Nr. 220, 22. September 2010):
Leo A. Lensing’s article on Karl Kraus in “Fotogeschichte” (see earlier post) inspires the German Professor Martin Stingelin to write about the use of photographies by Karl Kraus: “Echt medial”
On the same page:
the review of the conference “Die amerikanischen Götter”. Transatlantische Prozesse in der deutschsprachigen Popkultur seit 1949, to which Uli Plass contributed a talk titled “Totalschaden: Zur Dialektik von Adornos Pop-Kritik” last weekend at the University of Freiburg/Breisgau.
Here it is (on one page):
Hans Jonas, Memoirs (Brandeis UP, June 2008)
Peter Handke, Crossing the Sierra de Gredos (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, April 2009)
Peter Handke, Don Juan: His own Version (FSG, Feb. 2010)
Werner Herzog, Conquest of the Useless (HarperCollins paperback, June 2010)
(Here is a New York Times review of this book)
And coming on Nov. 10, 2010:
Günter Grass, The Box (Harcourt)
Deutsch sprechen. Englisch essen.
Faculty Dining Room
USDAN im dritten Stock
Mittwoch, den 22. September
12.15 – 13.15 Uhr
Arne Höcker’s article on the prison chaplain appeared in a German anthology on “The Figure of the Third”. His article reconstructs a transformation in historical discourse and practice within the penal system around 1900. It investigates the constitutive role of the prison chaplain for the creation of knowledge about “the criminal”.