Changing World, Changing Roles

We examine the intersections of social change, politics, sex, the arts, and literature and draw comparisons between the American and the German Avant-garde as a basis for discussion about social change today.

"It kind of feels like you're there, even though you're in a classroom."

- UO Student Daniel Berger on his experience within his Reacting to the Past course.

College Connections Faculty: Matthias Vogel

Matthias Vogel hails from Mainz, Germany. Mainz, the site of the original 1450 movable type Gutenberg press that launched the era of widely available printed materials. Also in Mainz is the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, where he received his B.A. in 1993. In 1995 he completed his M.A. in Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon in Eugene where he also advanced to Doctoral Candidacy in 1996. As Language Coordinator and Senior Instructor, he now teaches mainly language, culture, and pedagogy classes and has made Second Language Pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition his main fields of specialization.  Matthias also coordinates the “Deutsch erleben!” German Global Scholars Immersive community at the UO and, as a certified Goethe Institute tester, gives German language certification exams for the department. When not working, Professor Vogel enjoys taking advantage of the outdoor activities Oregon has to offer, including hiking, biking, and running. 

FIG Assistant: Madison Hungerford


Summer Assignment

For your summer assignment, please watch the following SNL skit on awkward interactions about sexuality between parents and children. We will discuss the video in class later.

Week of Welcome FIG Meeting

The first meeting for the FIG is Friday, September 22nd at 10:00 am in Columbia 150. Please arrive on time as we will be relocating shortly after.