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(Oct. 21) School of Foreign Languages Academic Report

Last updated :2013-10-16

Session One:

Topic: “Those who approach history for brightness and knowledge will find themselves terribly wrong and disappointed" – Notes to the crisis of historiography
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Walter Pape

Time:10:20AM, Monday, October 21, 2013 (about 45 minutes)
Venue: Lecture Hall 101, School of Foreign Languages Building, South Campus, SYSU


Session Two:

Topic: German Language in Globalization: Developments and Prospects
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz G.ttert at University of Cologne, Germany
Time:11:10AM, October 21, Monday, 2013 (about 45 minutes)
Venue: Lecture Hall 101, School of Foreign Languages Building, South Campus, SYSU


Please note that the speech will be delivered in German, Dr Zhu Yu from the Department of German will act as interpreter on the spot.
These two sessions are part of "Unveiling Ceremony of Center for German Studies and Appointment Ceremony for Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Walter Pape", you can find the full program of the event at http://fls.sysu.edu.cn/en/news/news02/3858.htm

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Walter Pape, the outstanding European German philologist and literary theoretician and professor at University of Cologne, Germany. Prof. Dr. Walter Pape was born in Magdeburg in 1945. He studied German and English philology and political science at the University of Heidelberg. He received his doctoral degree in 1972 and associate professorship eight years later. His academic career is however linked to the University of Cologne, where he became professor in 1988 and was the head of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the years 1997 – 2003. He was a visiting professor at the University of California San Diego and Santa Barbara in 1983 and 1985, respectively. In 2000 professor Pape became a member of the Academic Senate in charge of relations between the University of Cologne and Charles University. His academic scope is very broad: besides Enlightenment and Romanticism-era literature, he also did work on 19th and 20th century novel. He is a leading authority in the field of theory of comedy and the comical in literature and political poetry. Among his numerous published works, we can find monographs on Wilhelm Busch, Joachim Ringelnatz and a series on publications on Heidelberg and Berlin Romanticism. Professor Pape is also the editor of the series such as European Cultures: Studies in Literature and the Arts, published by the Walter De Gruyter, Berlin, New York.