Welcome to the Department of German Studies at Mary Immaculate College! Mary Immaculate College is the only third-level institution in Ireland to offer German Studies as part of a degree for Primary Teaching, as well as a subject within the Liberal Arts degree.
The Department of German Studies has a full-time academic staff of three and one Lektor/in (Language Assistant). Other native speakers of German, who are participating in European exchange programmes, and postgraduate students on Assistantships offer further support to students in and outside the classroom; they run a Film Club, organise Field Trips and other extra-curricular activities.
A fundamental aspect of German Studies at MIC is that our courses allow for a close working relationship between staff and students. German students enjoy a high level of individual attention and support throughout their studies at MIC.
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Don't miss the Film Klub TOMORROW! =)
Film Klub presents: Er ist wieder da (Look who's back, 2015) Wed, April 5th at 6pm in T116 in German with English subtitles Trailers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtW1Lq5c04E Description: Berlin 2014: 70 years after his death, Adolf Hitler wakes up somewhere in Berlin. Initially, he is very confused and struggles with living in this new, yet familiar, environment, but everybody who meets him is extremely impressed with his spot on “Hitler impersonation” and soon he gets a job as a TV-comedian. He travels through Germany and meets many like-minded people (which is even more frightening if you know that some of these documentary-style scenes were not scripted but were actual people’s reactions to being edged on by a Hitler-lookalike) and spreads his message under the cover of satire. But when are people going to realise that Hitler’s rants are not just by-products of elaborate method acting but actually express his opinion? And is it really true that Germany has learnt from its mistakes and would never allow someone like Adolf Hitler to rise to power again? Between hilarious comedy and dead serious social criticism, this film is very much worth the watch! Make sure to come by for some great entertainment!
The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui - Lime Tree Theatre
Dear German Students, in week 12 you have the opportunity to go see the play 'The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui' (German: Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui) by distinguished German playwright Bertolt Brecht at the Belltable. It chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a fictional 1930s Chicago mobster, and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition. The play is a satirical allegory of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany prior to World War II. Very much worth the visit!
Don't miss the movie tonight! =)
A forgotten pioneer of Modern Dance in 1940s Ireland
Department of German Studies Monday, 27 February 2017, 11-12.30, T2.02 Dance Emergency/Damhsa na hEigeandala (TG4, 2014, by Dr Deirdre Mulrooney) Film screening, followed by a discussion with the author The event is part of GE 4728 “Images of Ireland and Germany in Literature and Film” ALL WELCOME! Dance Emergency/Damhsa na hEigeandala (TG4, 2014), by Dr Deirdre Mulrooney Irish with English subtitles, 52 minutes Discussion in English “A forgotten chapter of modern dance history, reflecting aspects of Irish history, physical education, and Irish-German relations, is revealed in Deirdre Mulrooney’s account of Erina Brady, an Irish-German dancer who shortly before World War II brought German expressionist modern dance (Ausdruckstanz) to a conservative, neutral Ireland. There, Brady, the daughter of a former Irish priest who was initially mistaken for a Nazi spy, opened a dance school to teach the Mary Wigman technique. Her dramatic story, framed within the context of the thriving Bohemian milieu of ‘Emergency’ Dublin, comes to life with scenes reenacted by Olwen Fouéré.” (https://www.filmlinc.org/films/dance-emergency/) Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wH5Fcv4M44 For a more in-depth account of Erina Brady’s story, see Mulrooney, D., 2015. Erina Brady (1891-1961): Irish-German Harbinger of Modern Dance to 1940s Ireland. In: S. Egger (Ed.). Cultural/Literary Translators: Irish-German Biographies II (Irish-German Studies 9). Trier: wvt, 13-30. Or Deirdre Mulrooney’s article in the Online Magazine of the Goethe Institute: https://www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/kul/mag/20726284.html [Detective File | Below Photo: Claire Mortimer (https://www.goethe.de/ins/ie/en/kul/mag/20726284.html)]
Sauerkraut Cup 2017 Entry Form
Would you like to put together a team for the SAUERKRAUT CUP 2017? If you have 6 players and require support from the department in the registration process, you are welcome to contact the Acting HoD. The University of Manchester is proud to be hosting this year’s DAAD Sauerkraut Cup on Saturday, 25 March 2017. The Sauerkraut Cup is a football tournament for all students of German throughout the UK and Ireland. The rules are simple: - - Each university can enter a maximum of three teams (including alumni teams or lecturer teams, providing they speak German) - - Teams consist of 6 players - - At least one girl has to be playing on each team at all times Registration for the Sauerkraut Cup 2017 is now open and I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to your German students from all universities (not only the ones who have a DAAD Lektor). Please use this link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/qfYkkin4EeJ5rL1S2 More information can also be found on the event’s Facebook group or by contacting me. https://www.facebook.com/Sauerkraut-Cup-188622527834935/?fref=ts
Department of German Studies at Mary I
Film Klub presents: Bandits (1997) https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/bandits1997/ Trailers: http://www.moviepilot.de/movies/bandits-2/trailer/1369 We will show the film on Wednesday, February 15th at 6 p.m. in T1.17!
German Studies Timetable WEEK 2 update: Because of a timetable clash 1 BA adv CST1 (Sandra Wagner) had to be moved to Monday morning.
Dear Final Year Students, just a gentle reminder that the first Assignment for Writing Skills is DUE this Friday. If you nave no access to the moodle course, please contact me (britta.jung[at]mic.ul.ie) ASAP to get the MOODLE KEY necessary to download the assignment. The assignment is worth 5% of the module grade! Best wishes, Britta
Department of French Studies at Mary I
See the German Studies Timetable WEEK 2 for times when you have access to the FGH to watch a film or a TV programme, read a paper or have a cup of tea and a chat in German :)
Dear Final Year Students & Graduates On Wednesday 8 February in the RDS, Dublin gradireland will be bringing together 3 of their latest initiatives under one roof: #FYI careers showcase, GRADchances STEM and GRADchances Language Fair. Each area of this careers event has a different focus – but by going to one, you’ll have access to all the employers, seminars, workshops and more… a day not-to-be-missed! Register for free today at http://bit.ly/2jHOmf9 Please note that, in circulating this information, the Placement Office is not endorsing any employer / organisation / opportunity. It is the responsibility of potential applicants to verify the bona fides of any employer / organisation / opportunity. Kind Regards Maeve Maeve Sullivan Placement Office Manager Mary Immaculate College South Circular Road Limerick