Assorted subjects, top-tier speakers and scintillating conversation:
Part II of our winter semester lecture series at The English Café: Once a fortnight, 6 – 7 pm
No registration required – just join us at this Zoom link at the appointed hour
Monday 15 January
Dr Stephanie Steden
A wellspring of wisdom on the world of work
Seventy-five percent of FernUniversität in Hagen students are already employed, but things being what they are today, sticking to one tiny pigeon hole for one’s entire career is increasingly the exception rather than the norm. The portal Stephanie Steden manages is a hub of information on the fluctuating German job market, ideas and inspiration for making a career change and links to webinars, workshops and online and offline events that could impact your career. Log into our Zoom meeting to find out what the FernUni Career Service can do for you.
Monday 29 January
Associate Professor Stephanie Brown
From Ohio, the bellwether in US elections, a look at literature that changes lives
Stephanie Brown is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the Ohio State University, USA. Author of The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950, she is also an expert in twentieth and twenty-first century literature, speculative fiction and critical theory. You won’t want to miss her visit to the English Café when she will discuss her current research and introduce attendees to a contemporary literary movement that is off the beaten path.
Monday 12 February
Shrove Monday: No meeting
With the FernUniversität in Hagen’s work day ending at noon on this day, there is no evening meeting. See you two weeks’ time!
Monday 26 February
Dr Andreas Kempka
Exam tips that stand the test of time
Dr Andreas Kempka of the Centre for Learning and Innovation is our go-to guy for online assessments, high-tech proctoring and nigh on everything pertaining to examinations in a distance setting. His presentation in The English Café will be a veritable crash course in coping with online exams: before during and after the assessment. This is a must-attend session for those writing exams – whether online or off – at the end of the winter semester.
Monday 11 March
Dr Benjamin Schwanebeck
Not too tight to mention: Monetary policy and inequality in the Eurozone
A post doctorate scholar at the FernUniversität’s Chair for International Economics, Dr Benjamin Schwanebeck is a maestro of macroeconomics, finance and central bank policy. If you’ve ever wondered why there’s so much month left at the end of your money, this presentation is just for you! Dr Schwanebeck will give us some insight into how the policy pronouncements from Frankfurt and Brussels impact both Max and Maxine Mustermann – and what this all means for those living in the Eurozone.
Monday 25 March
Dr Adrian Jitschin
A blast from the past: From Ancient Greece to contemporary Ghana – are societal processes the same old, same old?
When he isn’t up to his neck with tasks in his day job as head of the FernUniversität’s Frankfurt Campus, Dr Adrian Jitschin is also a social historian. His recent co-authored publication “African Processes of Civilisation” features essays by the renowned German Sociologist Norbert Elias and examines what small contemporary communities reveal about societal changes from times gone by.