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Seminar: Re-Animations or: How to use dead things

Österreich-Tage, March 31 - April 1 2017 @ UCC

German version below!
Dear teachers of German, dear colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that for the first time, the "Österreich-Tage" are coming to Ireland! From March 31 to April 1 2017, this further education event will take place at University College Cork and will give you the opportunity to participate in workshops and short presentations related to Austria. In addition, you will receive “ready to use” teaching material on Austrian cultural studies (Landeskunde) for your German lessons. To register, please go to: . There is no registration fee.
Here, you will find the detailed programme. A small reception on Friday and a coffee break on Saturday will be hosted by the organisers. The lunch break on Saturday is at own expense and the exact location will be sent to you in due time after registration.
This event is organised in cooperation between the Federal Austrian Ministry of Education/Programm "Kultur und Sprache", the UCC Department of German, the Austrian Exchange Service (OeAD), and the Austrian Embassy Dublin.
For any further questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with me:
I'm looking forward to seeing you in Cork!
Kind Regards,
Dragan Miladinović
OeAD-Lecturer at UCC
Liebe Deutschlehrende, liebe KollegInnen,
es freut mich sehr, Ihnen hiermit mitteilen zu dürfen, dass die  „Österreich-Tage“ am 31.03.2017 und 01.04.2017 nach Cork und damit zum ersten Mal nach Irland kommen! Diese Fortbildungsreihe bietet Deutschlehrenden und GermanistInnen die Möglichkeit, Workshops und Kurzvorträge mit Österreichbezug zu besuchen. Als Teilnehmende erhalten Sie darüber hinaus Lehrmaterialien zur österreichischen Landeskunde, die Sie direkt in Ihrem Unterricht einsetzen können. Die Registrierung zu den „Österreich-Tagen“ können Sie unter dem folgenden Link vornehmen: . Es gibt keine Gebühr für die Teilnahme.
Das genaue Programm finden Sie hier. Das Organisationsteam wird einen kleinen Empfang am Freitag und eine Kaffeepause am Samstag vorbereiten. Die Mittagspause am Samstag ist selbst zu tragen und der genaue Ort wird Ihnen rechtzeitig nach Registrierung zugeschickt.

Die Organisation wird in Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Bundesministerium für Bildung/Programm “Kultur und Sprache”, der Deutschabteilung am University College Cork sowie dem dortigen OeAD-Lektorat und der Österreichischen Botschaft Dublin ermöglicht.
Für weitere Fragen und Anregungen wenden Sie sich bitte jederzeit an mich:
Ich freue mich sehr, Sie bei den "Österreich-Tagen" in Cork begrüßen zu dürfen!

Beste Grüße
Dragan Miladinovi ć
OeAD-Lektor, UCC

Exhibition: Casper Walter Rauh

The Department of German at UCC, in cooperation with the Boole Library, launched an art exhibition presenting engravings by the German surrealist Caspar Walter Rauh on Thursday, 13 October 2016 in the UCC Boole Library, in presence of the German Ambassador, H.E. Matthias Höpfner.

Rauh (1912-1983) was a German graphic artist, illustrator and painter working in the tradition of Fantastic Realism and Surrealism. Despite the huge initial success of his drawings and engravings after World War II, inspired by traumatic experiences as a soldier in Russia, public interest in his works declined as Germany turned its back on the war. He became an outsider who was ignored by mainstream art. It is only in recent years that Rauh’s work has been rediscovered with its Bosch-like testimony to the cruelties of the war. This exhibition displays some of his finest engravings, mostly created after 1960 – technically brilliant phantasmagorias reminiscent of earlier traumas but increasingly revealing the artist’s whimsical sense of humour and his inclination towards the idyllic and bizarre. Dream-like images, oscillating between barbaric violence and fairy-tale fantasies, reflect the complexity of a highly original artist.

The exhibition has been organised and sponsored by the Boole University Library, UCC, the Department of German, UCC, and Hans-Walter Schmidt-Hannisa, NUIG, curated by Crónán Ó Doibhlin and Gert Hofmann.

Opening hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays in line with the regular opening hours of the Boole Library. Admission is free. The exhibition ends on 31st December 2016.


Department of German


First Floor, O' Rahilly Building, UCC