German Studies

German Studies Fall 2015 Film Series "Kino Dienstag" - "Screening the Law"

Kurt Maetzig, The Council of the Gods (1950)
September 1, 7:00 p.m. (SEW 307)

Rolf Bickel, Verdict on Auschwitz (1993)
October 6, 7:00 p.m. (SEW 307)

Stephen Trombley, Nuremberg (1996)
November 3, 7:00 p.m. (SEW 307)

KINO DIENSTAG is a monthly film series hosted by the Department of Classical and European Studies (German Program) and supported by the German Consulate General in Houston. Films are shown in either German (with English subtitles) or English. — Free and open to Rice students. 

The Roy Jones Fellowships


The Department of German Studies is delighted to announce a number of Roy Jones Fellowships for intermediate-level students of German to attend an 8-week, intensive language course in Germany. The fellowship is worth at least $ 4,500 and can be used for travel, accommodation and/or tuition expenses.

German Poetry

"If the soul speaks out, alas! it is no longer the soul that speaks" - in Schiller's famous line one of the many fascinating paradoxes of lyric poetry is expressed. With the tradition of the "Lied," poems set to music, German poetry of the Classical-Romantic epoch was soon to become the epitome of lyric poetry as such. There were, however, poems of quite different kinds before and after Goethe, Eichendorff, and Heine.