Germanic Languages and Literatures

Germanic Languages and Literatures

  • Stephanie Hilger receives 2016 Goethe Society of North America Essay Prize
    10/20/2016Jill Gurke writer Jill Gurke by Jill Gurke published by Jill Gurke
    Stephanie Hilger is the recipient of the 2016 Goethe Society of North America Essay Prize for “Orientation and Supplementation: Locating the "Hermaphrodite" in the Encyclopédie.”
  • The Palace of Skokloster Research Partnership with Stockholm University and the University of Illinois
    9/26/2016

    The Palace of Skokloster Research Partnership with Stockholm University and the University of Illinois.
    During 2017 an interdisciplinary research collaboration will be carried out at Skokloster Palace under the title ”Skokloster as a Laboratory of Early Modern Studies.”
    Researchers from Stockholm University and the University of Illinois together with researchers and curators at Livrustkammaren, Skokloster and Hallwylska Museum Foundation (LSH) will work with the collection at Skokloster, including books, weaponry, and art. Various disciplines will meet in workshops intended to produce new knowledge about the worldview of the 1600s and the creation of a cultural heritage that has continued ever since at Skokloster. Dr. Mara Wade of the Germanic Department (UIUC) and Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre (SU) spearheaded this initiative.

    http://skoklostersslott.se/sv/skoklosters-slott-i-forskningssamarbete

  • Students Reporting from the Arctic
    9/6/2016

    The Environment and Society in a Changing Arctic course took place in the summer of 2016! The participating students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology together with the students of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wrote about their experiences throughout the course. If you missed the series this summer, you can find it on the EUC blog.

  • Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, Lecture: How is Sweden is Working for Gender Equality in Film Production?
    4/14/2016
    Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute will be giving a lecture titled "How is Sweden Working for Gender Equality in Film Production?" on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m., in Room 1002, Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana. The lecture is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, the European Union Center, Gender and Women's Studies, the Department of Communication, the Program in Comparative and World Literature, and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program. For more info on lecture:
  • Graduate Students earn Summer Grants
    4/14/2016
    Congratulations to our graduate students Monet Colomb and Zackary Hader who have earned DAAD summer grants for 2016. Monet will participate in a summer course at the Universität Wittenberg-Halle and Zachary at the Universität Kiel. Fellow graduate student Lauren Hansen has been awarded a summer research fellowship at the Max Kade Center for Contemporary German Literature at Washington University in St. Louis.