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Conferences & Workshops

  • Feb. 3-4, 2017 - A.D. White House - "Theorizing the Lyric: The World Novel" Conference organized by Elizabeth Anker and Grant Farred

  • April 21-22, 2017 - A.D. White House - "Foucault to the Second Power: the Posthumous in the Present" Conference organized by Tim Campbell, Paul Fleming, Amanda Goldstein, and Tom McEnaney

  • April 27-28, 2017 - Location TBA - "Listening to Trauma" Theory Reading Group Conference

IGCS Colloquia

  • Unless otherwise indicated, colloquia take place at 3pm in 181 Goldwin Smith Hall. An advance copy of each paper can be obtained in the Department of German Studies, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall.

  • Feb. 24, 2017 - "Literarische Unschärfe. Zu ihrer Poetik und ihrem frühneuzeitlichen Debüt" (Christian Metz, Institut für deutsche Literatur, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

  • March 17, 2017 - "The Idea of Prose: Benjamin Reading Romanticism" (Jörg Kreienbrock, German & Comparative Literature, Northwestern University)

  • April 14, 2017 - "Kulturwissenschaftliche Gedächtnisforschung im Dialog mit den Kognitions- und Neurowissenschaften. Aktuelle Ansätze und Untersuchungsfelder" (Carsten Gansel, Germanistisches Institut, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)

  • May 5, 2017 - "The Tone Must Endure and Ring Out Eternity!": Sounding Culture from the Pulpit" (Tanvi Solanki, German Studies, Cornell University)


  • Feb. 8, 2017, 6pm - TBA (Moustafa Bayoumi, English, Brooklyn College) Organized by Mostafa Minawi

  • Feb. 23-24, 2017 - TBA (Hassan Melehy, French, UNC Chapel Hill) Romance Studies Graduate Student Association Spring 2017 Speaker Series

  • March 14, 2017, 4:30pm, A.D. White House - "Imagining Migration in Contemporary Europe / University Lecture" (Zafer Şenocak)

  • March 15, 2017, 4:30pm, 258 Goldwin Smith Hall - Literary Reading of Original Works [in German] (Zafer Şenocak)


  • March 17, 2017, 8pm, Barnes Hall - Yield Troubled Shadows: Bach and Modern Society Presented by the Cornell Early Music Lab and the Cornell Chamber Singers

  • April 19, 2017, 7pm, Willard Straight Theatre - Cornell Cinema film screening of "Lampedusa in Winter" (with audience discussion with director Jakob Brossmann and his assistant Stefania Schenk Vitale)

  • June 19-July 15, 2017, University of Chicago - Rethinking Performance in Theory and Practice DAAD Faculty Summer Seminar. Application deadline March 1, 2017. Forms and instructions at