Literary Readings & General Lectures

Literary Readings & General Lectures

Regular Germanic department lecture programs and literary readings are aimed at a general audience including undergraduates and the larger Bloomington community (we often provide translations at our readings).

Recent lecture programs include:

  • German Heritage Weekend hosted a number of talks, panels and discussion on German food and drink, Texas German, and the German experience of American culture.
  • Austria Weekend brought together lectures and discussions on Jews in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Vienna Kaffeehaus, and Austrian Dialects.

Additional public lectures are sponsored within the scope of individual Germanic programs such as the Scandinavian Lecture Series as well as lectures sponsored by the Yiddish and Dutch programs.

Recent literary readings include:

  • Clemens Berger
  • Anna Kim
  • Martin Amanshauser
Senior Lecturer Nikole Langjahr introducing William Selm of the Indiana German Heritage Society speaking about “Indiana Germans and the Building of Indiana”
Hans C. Boas, University of Texas Austin, speaking about Texas German
Deutsches Abendbrot—a typical German evening meal at the German Heritage Weekend