Events

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Upcoming Events

  • Extinction: A CENES Symposium

    9:00 am on April 26, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    A CENES Symposium on Extinction Friday, April 26, 2019 Buchanan Tower 997 starting at 9:00 a.m. Please RSVP to alice.christensen@ubc.ca. 9:00am Welcome/Coffee 9:20-9:30am Opening Remarks 9:30-10:30am Alice Christensen (CENES/UBC): Time to Extinction (Stifter, Eliot, Galten) 10:30-11:30am Katia Bowers (CENES/UBC): Across Geological Time and Space: Confronting the Anthropocene in Vladimir Obruchev’s Hollow Earth 11:30-12:30pm Alec Brookes (Memorial Univ.): Waves of Extinction in Varlam Shalamov’s Plantationocene -Lunch-...

Past Events

  • Workshop: Cultural Sustaining – Kulturelles Nachhalten

    on April 16, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the Department of CENES present Cultural Sustaining/Kulturelles Nachhalten: Perspectives of the Arts and Humanities an International Research Collaboration Workshop April 15, 2019, 1:00-4:30 p.m. (lectures) April 16, 2019, 9-11:00 a.m. (discussion forum) Buchanan Tower 997 (1873 East Mall) Building on previous workshops hosted at UBC in March 2017...

  • Workshop: Cultural Sustaining – Kulturelles Nachhalten

    on April 15, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the Department of CENES present Cultural Sustaining/Kulturelles Nachhalten: Perspectives of the Arts and Humanities an International Research Collaboration Workshop April 15, 2019, 1:00-4:30 p.m. (lectures) April 16, 2019, 9-11:00 a.m. (discussion forum) Buchanan Tower 997 (1873 East Mall) Building on previous workshops hosted at UBC in March 2017...

  • Faculty Research Colloquium: Crime, Punishment, and Temperature

    12:30 pm on April 2, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Faculty Research Colloquium “What Would Raskolnikov Do? Reader Expectation and the Epilogue of Crime and Punishment” Dr. Katherine Bowers “People with Qualities: Temperature in German Modernism” Dr. Alice Christensen Tuesday, April 2, 2019 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997  

  • “Devising and Implementing a Multi-Literacies-based German Language and Culture Studies Curriculum”

    2:00 pm on March 29, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    A talk by Dr. Regine Criser (University of North Carolina, Asheville) “Devising and Implementing a Multi-Literacies-based German Language and Culture Studies Curriculum” Date and Time: Friday, March 29, 2019; 2pm Location: Buchanan Tower 997   Bridging the theoretical and the practical in language and culture studies curricular work requires long-term planning and careful orchestration of...

  • Faculty Research Colloquium: Laughter, Gender, Homophobia, Files

    12:30 pm on March 28, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Faculty Research Colloquium “Laughter and the Comic Performance of Gender and Homophobia” Dr. Caroline Rieger “Files and the Evidence of Sexuality: Queerness and the Subversion of the East German State” Dr. Kyle Frackman Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997  

  • Graduate Student Colloquium: The Female Character in Twentieth Century German Treason Narratives

    12:30 pm on March 21, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Graduate Student Colloquium Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:30 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997 “The Female Character in Twentieth-Century German Treason Narratives” Laura Isakov

  • Ziegler Lecture: An English Watchmaker in 18th Century China: Christoph Ransmayr’s Novel “Cox oder Der Lauf der Zeit” (Cox, or the Passage of Time)”

    12:30 pm on March 19, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    An English Watchmaker in 18th Century China: Christoph Ransmayr’s Novel “Cox oder Der Lauf der Zeit” (Cox, or the Passage of Time)” Prof. Dr. Alexander Košenina, Leibniz Universität Hannover Alexander Kosenina, Professor of modern German literature at Leibniz University Hannover since 2008; from 2004-08 Professor at the University of Bristol. Author of various groundbreaking studies,...

  • Ziegler Lecture: “H.G. Wells and Early Soviet Science Fiction”

    12:00 pm on March 15, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 104A

    “H.G. Wells and Early Soviet Science Fiction” Dr. Galya Diment Professor of Slavic, University of Washington Dr. Galya Diment is a Professor in the Slavic Department, Thomas L. & Margo G. Wyckoff Endowed Faculty Fellow, and Joff Hanauer Distinguished Professor in Western Civilization at the University of Washington. She is known for her work in...

  • Graduate Student Colloquium: Treasonous Women and Becoming Men

    12:30 pm on March 12, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Graduate Student Colloquium Tuesday, March 12, 2019 12:30 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997 “The Female Character in Twentieth-Century German Treason Narratives” Laura Isakov “Becoming and Unbecoming Male in Premodernity” Steve Commichau

  • Graduate Student Colloquium: Psychoanalysis and Kafka

    12:30 pm on March 7, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Graduate Student Colloquium Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:30 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997 “Meeting Psychoanalysis Halfway: A Diffractive Reading of Sigmund Freud’s ‘The Ego and the Id'” Anna Westpfahl “Die verknoteten Fäden des Odradek: Kafkas Verwicklungsgeschichte” Andrea Dahlmann-Resing