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German Classic Conference 2022

German Classic Conference 2022

Annette von Droste-Hülshoff: Die Judenbuche

Tuesday 21 June 2022

Jesus College, Oxford, Ship Street Centre


We are delighted to announce the launch of the first German Classic Conference on the topic of Die Judenbuche by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. This half-day conference will focus on Die Judenbuche by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. It will provide insights into the text, its key themes and translations in brief lectures and undergraduate-led discussions. There will also be a tour of Jesus College and the Fellows’ Library with the opportunity to enjoy some German treasures of the Jesus College collection. We are looking forward to exploring this German Classic with you!

To register please fill out the registration form (found here) and email it to the German Classic Prize Coordinator, Natascha Domeisen at germanclassic@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk  by 10 June 2022, noon. Participants must be in their Lower Sixth Form or equivalent and have a GCSE or equivalent in German or equivalent knowledge of German. Reasonable travel costs will be reimbursed in accordance with the Oxford University travel expenses conditions which you can find here. If you would require overnight accommodation to attend, please state this in your application.



11.45 – 12.25    Registration and Lunch

12.30 – 13.10    Introduction to Die Judenbuche (short lectures and Q&A)

13.15 – 14.00    Lost in Translation? Die Judenbuche in German and English

14.05 – 14.40    Tour of Jesus College and Fellows’ Library

14.45 – 15.15    Group Discussion of key themes with undergraduates

15.15 – 15.45    ‘More than a Whodunnit?’ Undergraduate Panel Discussion with Q&A

15.45 – 16.15    Tea and Departure


To download the programme as PDF please click here.

Disclaimer: Attendance at the conference is not a condition of entering the German Classic Prize competition 2022. The conference is intended as an opportunity for in-person engagement with the literary work set for the Classic Prize 2022 competition. Recordings of the presentations will be provided as resources on the German Classic Prize YouTube channel in July 2022 to all Classic Prize participants. There will be no filming of participants attending the conference at any time. Places are limited and may be allocated to ensure a mix of different schools. Applicants are advised to apply early and will be informed by 13 June whether they have a place.