Events

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Upcoming Events

  • Polish Film Club – GODS (BOGOWIE)

    5:00 pm on February 26, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997


  • Ziegler Lecture: “Armenian Genocide: Legacies of Denial”

    12:30 pm on February 27, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 104A

    “Armenian Genocide: Legacies of Denial” Maral Attallah Lecturer, Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Humboldt State University Drawing on the Armenian Genocide, and linking analysis of various genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries, the talk argues that recognition & reparation (structural recognition) is a necessary aspect of holding active and passive genocide deniers accountable....

  • “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna” Lecture by Edith Sheffer

    12:30 pm on March 5, 2019
    Buchanan A-203

    “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna” Lecture by Dr. Edith Sheffer Senior Fellow, Institute of European Studies University of California, Berkeley March 5, 2019 12:30 p.m. Buchanan A-203 Hans Asperger, the pioneer of autism and Asperger syndrome in Nazi Vienna, has been celebrated for his compassionate defence of children with disabilities. This talk reveals that...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Ziegler Lecture: A ‘one-of-a-kind’ experiment: “The Raft of the Medusa” in Franzobel’s 2017 novel

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

    A ‘one-of-a-kind’ experiment: “The Raft of the Medusa” in Franzobel’s 2017 novel 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, focused on 18th century and 21st century literature, including handbooks,...

  • 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  

  • 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  

Past Events

  • Ziegler Lecture: “The Metaphysics of Data Capital”

    12:30 pm on February 14, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    “The Metaphysics of Data Capital” Dr. Leif Weatherby Associate Professor of German, New York University A recent report from MIT announces the arrival of a new metaphysical player in the game of business: data capital. This new form of wealth violates not only the tenets of liberal political economy, but also those of traditional ontology....

  • Tatort Abend: “Amour Fou” with Team Berlin

    5:00 pm on February 4, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    Tatort Abend February 4, 2019 5:00 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997 CENES presents a subtitled screening of a Team Berlin episode: “Amour Fou.” Practice your German while having fun. Snacks provided.

  • Faculty Research Colloquium: Dr. Bozena Karwowska, “Mapping Auschwitz: Space, Memory, Narration”

    12:30 pm on January 31, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Faculty Research Colloquium “Mapping Auschwitz: Space, Memory, Narration” Dr. Bozena Karwowska Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:30-1:45 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    1:00 pm on January 24, 2019
    Hillel House

    The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre and Hillel BC present International Holocaust Remembrance Day Thursday, January 24, 2019 1-3:00 p.m. Hillel House, UBC 6145 Student Union Boulevard Featuring Robbie Waisman, Buchenwald survivor and Dr. Uma Kumar, Department of CENES, UBC Co-sponsored by the Department of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies

  • Ziegler Lecture: “The Legacy of Bambule (1970): On the Perils of the Memory Culture of the German ’68 Movement”

    12:30 pm on January 24, 2019

    “The Legacy of Bambule (1970): On the Perils of the Memory Culture of the German ’68 Movement” Dr. Andreas Stuhlmann DAAD Visiting Associate Professor, University of Alberta The fiftieth anniversary of the events of 1968 and the fortieth anniversary of the crisis of the so-called ‘Deutsche Herbst’ (German Autumn) of 1977/78 have rekindled interest in...

  • Graduate Student Colloquium

    12:30 pm on January 15, 2019
    Buchanan Tower 997


  • Graduate Student Colloquium

    12:30 pm on November 29, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    CENES Graduate Colloquium series PhD candidate Dorothee Leesing will speak on “The Unhomely – The new concept of the high rise building and its depiction in the GDR/FRG Press of the 60’s and 70’s”. PhD candidate Sabine Zimmermann will speak on “Refuse and Refuge: Waste Imagery in Works by Abbas Khider”

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on November 26, 2018

    Join us twice a month at our “Easy Readers” book club meetings! Drop in and enjoy reading short excerpts from various German “easy readers,” the company of your fellow “book worms,” and some light refreshments. No preparation required. Learners of all levels welcome! Meeting in the CENES Departmental Lounge, Buchanan Tower 910 Contact Dr. Daniela...

  • German Book Club

    5:00 pm on November 19, 2018

    Join us twice a month at our “Easy Readers” book club meetings! Drop in and enjoy reading short excerpts from various German “easy readers,” the company of your fellow “book worms,” and some light refreshments. No preparation required. Learners of all levels welcome! Meeting in the CENES Departmental Lounge, Buchanan Tower 910 Contact Dr. Daniela...

  • Go Global Study Abroad Info. Session

    4:00 pm on November 19, 2018
    Buchanan Tower 997

    Go Global with CENES Join this session to learn about exchange opportunities for CENES students in Germany, Russia, Latvia, and Scandinavia. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 4-5:00 p.m. Buchanan Tower 997