Languages and Cultures

Extra Credit Spring 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023


Watch the Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society Induction Ceremony (or attend if you are nominated):

  • 12 p.m./Noon, on ZOOM:
  • What is Delta Phi Alpha? In their own words: “The National German Honor Society, Delta Phi Alpha, seeks to recognize excellence in the study of German and to provide an incentive for higher scholarship. The Society aims to promote the study of the German language, literature and civilization and endeavors to emphasize those aspects of German life and culture which are of universal value and which contribute to humanity's eternal search for peace and truth.”

Friday, February 17, 2023

Film Viewing: All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts Neues), 2022. Director: Edward Berger

  • 6:30 p.m., Little Theater, SJU QUAD
  • Based on the novel 1929 novel by Erich Maria Remarque
  • Netflix definition: “When 17-year-old Paul joins the Western Front in World War I, his initial excitement is soon shattered by the grim reality of life in the trenches.”

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society Deadlines:

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Film Viewing Mr. Klein (Monsieur Klein) 1976, director Joseph Losey.     

  • 6:30 p.m., Little Theater, SJU QUAD
    • Introduction and Q&A with Dr. Kurt Hollender, German Section
    • In conjunction with the CSBSJU French Section and their 2023 Tournées Film Festival
  • The Criterion Collection succinctly describes the film as, quote,
    “[…] a spellbinding modernist mystery that puts a chilling twist on the wrong-man thriller. Alain Delon delivers a standout performance as Robert Klein, a decadent art dealer in Paris during World War II who makes a tidy profit buying up paintings from his desperate Jewish clients. As Klein searches for a Jewish man with the same name for whom he has been mistaken, he finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare in which his identity seems to dissolve and the forces of history to close in on him.” end quote.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day: Languages and Cultures Panel

  • Time 2-4 p.m. (Exact time TBD, but Joshua Bashore will present in German, look up his talk), Location CSB HAB 101
    • Attend graduating senior German major talk
  • What is Celebrating Scholarship & Creativity Day? The Office of Undergraduate Research at CSBSJU describes it as: “Each year, CSC Day recognizes and honors the achievements of students, faculty, and staff who have undertaken significant research, scholarship, or creative works throughout the past year! Presentations will begin on Thursday, April 27 from 8:15 a.m. and run throughout the day both campuses. Family members of students, alumnae/i, and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend alongside all staff, faculty, and administrators who are strongly encouraged to actively participate.”
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Jeff DuBois
Chair, Languages and Cultures Department
CSB Richarda P32

Jennifer Schwichtenberg
Department Coordinator
CSB Richarda P38
SJU Quad 253A