Events

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Upcoming Events

  • Master’s Thesis Defence

    10:00 am on July 24, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    “Of Matter and Meaning: Quantum Entanglement and Biological Fantasy in Psychoanalysis” Anna Westpfahl   Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:00 a.m. Buchanan Tower 997   Abstract: This thesis contributes a posthumanist reading of Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theories on body-ego and its somatic relations with the environment in Das Ich und das Es (The Ego and the...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on September 9, 2019

    German Book Club Join us again in fall 2019 for our German Book Club meetings. Drop in and enjoy reading short Easy Readers the company of other bookworms some light refreshments the cool and cozy CENES Lounge Always 5-6:00 p.m. on the following dates September 9 September 16 September 30 October 7 October 28 November...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on September 16, 2019

    German Book Club Join us again in fall 2019 for our German Book Club meetings. Drop in and enjoy reading short Easy Readers the company of other bookworms some light refreshments the cool and cozy CENES Lounge Always 5-6:00 p.m. on the following dates September 9 September 16 September 30 October 7 October 28 November...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on September 30, 2019

    German Book Club Join us again in fall 2019 for our German Book Club meetings. Drop in and enjoy reading short Easy Readers the company of other bookworms some light refreshments the cool and cozy CENES Lounge Always 5-6:00 p.m. on the following dates September 9 September 16 September 30 October 7 October 28 November...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on October 7, 2019

    German Book Club Join us again in fall 2019 for our German Book Club meetings. Drop in and enjoy reading short Easy Readers the company of other bookworms some light refreshments the cool and cozy CENES Lounge Always 5-6:00 p.m. on the following dates September 9 September 16 September 30 October 7 October 28 November...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on October 28, 2019

    German Book Club Join us again in fall 2019 for our German Book Club meetings. Drop in and enjoy reading short Easy Readers the company of other bookworms some light refreshments the cool and cozy CENES Lounge Always 5-6:00 p.m. on the following dates September 9 September 16 September 30 October 7 October 28 November...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on November 4, 2019

    German Book Club Join us again in fall 2019 for our German Book Club meetings. Drop in and enjoy reading short Easy Readers the company of other bookworms some light refreshments the cool and cozy CENES Lounge Always 5-6:00 p.m. on the following dates September 9 September 16 September 30 October 7 October 28 November...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on November 25, 2019

    German Book Club Join us again in fall 2019 for our German Book Club meetings. Drop in and enjoy reading short Easy Readers the company of other bookworms some light refreshments the cool and cozy CENES Lounge Always 5-6:00 p.m. on the following dates September 9 September 16 September 30 October 7 October 28 November...

Past Events

  • Assessing Language Performance: A showcase of established and innovative tools to assess different language skills

    1:30 pm on June 5, 2019

    This three-part workshop will consist of a keynote address from Beverly Baker (U of Ottawa), group work focused on the specific aspects of assessment that were addressed in the talk, and a poster presentation session. Details here: https://www.congress2019.ca/calendar/1078 This event is free, requiring no organizational fee payment. We hope to see you there.

  • Valuing Partial Language Competencies in Language Education

    2:00 pm on June 3, 2019
    AMS Nest 2314

    This symposium will engage language educators in a discussion of dynamic conceptions of language learning that foreground language knowledge as “partial.” Two leading scholars will be joined by a panel of language educators and researchers who will address these issues from multiple perspectives and lead participants in a facilitated conversation aimed at reflecting on, and...

  • Tatort Abend

    5:00 pm on May 6, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES presents a subtitled screening of a Kiel Episode: Borowski und der Himmel über Kiel

  • 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-...

  • 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