Institute for European Studies eNews: The IES Newsletter Vol. 6 Issue 1 Summer 2006
Features   Bulletins

'The Love Letters of Sylvia Plath
and Ted Hughes'

Talk by Suzette Macedo
Love Letters: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes
In a felicitous confluence of Country Program academic interests, the Center for British Studies and the Portuguese Studies Program at IES were pleased to welcome translator Suzette Macedo to Berkeley last Spring. Macedo was friends with American writer Sylvia Plath and her British husband Ted Hughes, famous for their poetry and sturm-und-drang relationship. Read more...

Grants for Study in Germany and Austria
Competitive IES-administered grants for Dissertation and Predissertation research in Germany and Austria are available to Berkeley and system-wide University of California students in a wide range of disciplines. Faculty short-term research funding is also available for research involving Germany and Austria.
Applications are normally due the first of February of each academic year. Please see the following links for detailed information and application forms. Feel free to share this information with UC students and faculty whose research may make them eligible to apply.

Director Feldman to Retire
After leading IES for 12 years, History Professor Gerald D. Feldman is stepping down in July from the Directorship. IES is saddened to see him go. Read more ...

Country Program News

France & India: French Studies Explores the World
This semester the French Studies Program hosted Jean-Luc Racine, Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of India and South Asia at EHESS in Paris. His presence on campus generated successful cooperation between South Asia studies and French studies — both IAS programs. Read more ...


British Studies Program: From Literature to Labour
The Center for British Studies offered an exciting variety of programming this past academic year ranging from talks by prominent British visitors to graduate students’ dissertation workshops. Read more...


Portugal Summer Session FlyerPortuguese Studies and Study in Portugal
In addition to hosting 17 Lectures on or about Portugal and hosting the Portuguese writer Helder Macedo as this years Distinguished Portuguese Writer in Residence, PSP sponsored a conference on the Portuguese Poet Natália Correia, and co-sponsored the UC Berkeley Graduate Colloquium on Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Linguistics, and Cultures. Read more ...



New Course on Finnish Culture
The Department of Scandinavian offered a new course on Finnish Culture and History this past term, taught by Finnish Studies Program Director John Lindow. It examined Finland from a broad perspective — history, literature, folklore, nation building, the visual arts, cinema, music, and contemporary society. Several invited guest lecturers from Cal and abroad also spoke about their areas of expertise (from literature to art history). This course serves to round out the Finnish language classes offered at Berkeley on a continuing basis.


Featured European Recipe
Lemon-Cheese Dessert Torte from Finland
Finnish language instructor Sirpa Tuomainen offers her family's secret recipe for an easy but delicious desert torte. Read more...

Summer Opera!
Madame Butterfly,
The Marriage of Figaro, Joan of Arc

SF Opera June Performances
In honor of IES' outgoing Director's love of Opera, IES is pleased to remind you that Europe's greatest composers are performed virtually continuously in live venues worldwide. The SF Opera's summer season continues through early July with works by Tchaikovsky, Puccini, and Mozart.
Through July 2, 2006


San Francisco City Hall 1906

Panorama of Destruction

On the occassion of the 100th anniversary of the San Francisco quake, check out UC's Bancroft Library online Earthquake Panorama (and exhibit) here.


Actress Isabelle Huppert

Pacific Film Archive:

French Film: Isabelle Huppert

A PFA summer series focusing the great, always surprising French actress Isabelle Huppert.
June 9 - June 30, 2006

Clock by Charles Francis Annesley Voysey, England

At the de Young
International Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts is a beloved style worldwide thanks to its fine craftsmanship and whimsicle detail. This exhibit traces the development of the movement from its flourishing in Britain in the 1880s to its interpretation and development in America, Austria and Europe, and Japan. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the exhibit includes works by prominent artists William Morris and Josef Hoffmann, among others.
March 18 - June 18, 2006

European Media
Curious about European perspectives and priorities but haven't had the time to track down links to the foreign press? IES has compiled a starter list for you. Explore the latest headlines on Iraq, the EU constitution, terrorism, climate change, and more to gain a broader perspective on world events. Read more...

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