Online German 101 Superintensive with the Goethe-Institut
- January 2-9: Preparatory asynchronous modules to be completed
- January 10-23: Mondays-Saturdays 10am-11:30am (Eastern Time)
- January 25: Final Exam
This 3-week superintensive online course allows students who were not able to attend GRST 101 this fall, to enroll in GRST 102 this spring. German 101 Superintensive is an introduction to German and leads to communicative competence in German by building on the four primary skills–speaking, listening, reading, and writing–while developing participants’ awareness of life and culture of German-speaking countries.
The German language opens vistas into a world of ideas that is as complex as it is elemental. It provides access to many fields, from philosophy to the natural sciences and many disciplines between: history, musicology, art history, and environmental studies. The course sequence 101/102/211 prepares students to study abroad in Germany, on one of the two Wesleyan-approved programs in Berlin and Hamburg or continue with GRST212 here at Wesleyan.
The cost of this non-credit course, offered by the Goethe-Institut – worldwide leader in German Language education – is $1350 but offered to all members of the Wesleyan community at a 20% discount. Registration is open through December 23 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about the Goethe-Institut online. Students with additional questions are welcome to contact Professor Bork-Goldfield in Wesleyan’s German Studies Department.
Distinguished GRST and COL major Mark H. Gelber ’72 on China, Judaism, and Franz Kafka
Mark Gelber spent his academic career at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, retiring a few years ago. Before giving his talk at Wesleyan, Mark will deliver the keynote address at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst’s Nov. 15-16 international conference on Ruth Klüger, which he co-organized.
Martin Bäumel: Creating Attention: Poetry, Form, and the Observing Self, 1680-1750
October 17th @ 6pm at Daniel Family Commons
This talk explores the medial and communicative conditions of the (German) Enlightenment creation of the modern observing self, broadly defined as a self that encounters the world both rationally and sensually and has to account for the validity of its cognition without recourse to something outside itself. It contends that lyric poetry is at the forefront of attempts to practice and theorize this human world encounter. In an investigation spanning roughly the first half of the eighteenth century, it explores the connection between poetic speech and philosophical attempts to understand and evaluate processes of cognition as well as the incorporation of an observing self into a larger social whole. In particular, it shows how an increasing use of poetic mediality profoundly shapes what humans can pay attention to, and how they can account for the accuracy of an observation that can never be observed in the moment of cognition.
Building Tomorrow-Diversity in Germany: GERMANS & JEWS
Meeting ID: 948 1985 2066
More information about the film and its filmmakers http://germansandjews.com/
You can also join us via Zoom https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/97138750667
Meeting ID: 971 3875 0667
Dalia Grinfeld: “Openly Jewish and Queer in Germany: A Possible Path?”
Dalia Grinfeld, Assistant Director of European Affairs at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in Berlin, Germany, will host a talk and Q&A about “Openly Jewish and Queer in Germany: A Possible Path?”
Based in Berlin, Ms. Grinfeld manages ADL’s programs in Europe and supports European Jewish communities in their advocacy efforts. Earlier, she worked as a Policy Advisor for the Council Presidency of the European Union. She is actively involved in women’s rights and health issues, LGBTQI inclusion and innovative democracy. Her academic background is in Political Science and Jewish Studies, which she studied at the University of Heidelberg, Buenos Aires and Herzliya.
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We will sent out the Zoom link a day prior to the event to all who have registered on the above link.
For more information, please contact Iris Bork-Goldfield or Thorsten Wilhelm.
This event is sponsored by the German Embassy in Washington D.C. and the German Studies department.
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