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Research Colloquia, Special Lectures and Readings



The research colloquia are seminars for staff and graduate students at which papers are given by members of staff and speakers from outside Cambridge. All graduate students in German are expected to attend these and other research events.

Special lectures and readings are open to all interested members of the University and, when advertised as such, to the general public.


Michaelmas 2020

> Monday, October 26th, 2020, 13:00-14:00 - Dr Mark Chinca, University of Cambridge: "German literature begins: how to tell a story". Held online. Exact link TBC.

> Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, 16:30-17:30 - Professor Jamele Watkins, University of Minnesota: Title: "'Ich bin Schwarz': Proclamations of Blackness in German Rap and Hip Hop".
For the Zoom link and password, please contact Stephanie Galasso at

Lent 2021

>Monday, February 8th, 13:00-14:00 - Professor Sarah Colvin, University of Cambridge/University of Bayreuth:

"Epistemic insurrectionists: anti-racism and/as poetics in contemporary Germany." Held online. Exact link TBC.

>Thursday, March 11, 16:30-18:00 - Dr Christina Schmitt (Freie Universität Berlin)

Title and joining instructions TBC


>Monday, March 15th, 13:00-14:00 - Dr Kyung-Ho Cha, Universität Bayreuth

"Die Phänomenologie von race in Sharon Dodua Otoos Novelle Synchronicity" Held online. Contact Dr Doriane Zerka for Zoom ink.

Easter 2021

>Monday, May 17th, 13:00-14:00 - Dr Doriane Zerka, University of Cambridge. "Mapping the European Cultural Network in Medieval Literature". Held online. Exact link TBC.

Details of previous colloquia:

2015-162014-152013-14, 2012-13

If you have any questions about these colloquia, please get in touch with Stephanie Galasso (for Thursday Research Colloquia) and Doriane Zerka (for Monday Research Colloquia).


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