DGC: Goethe Symposium

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:30pm to Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:00pm


The Dallas Goethe Center will mark its 50th anniversary with a symposium honoring Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Scholarly contributions on aspects of Goethe's work and impact will be presented. Receptions, musical performances, and a movie screening will provide not only an attractive frame but lots of opportunities to meet our panelists from around the world and other likeminded people who share an interest in German culture.

Panels, discussions, Friday night reception and movie screening are free and open to the public. Join us for the whole symposium or just pick and choose.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 | 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
V.I.P. Reception (sponsors, donors, special guests)
To find out more send email to info@dallasgoethecenter.org.

Friday, April 22, 2016 | 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
Panels | Reception & Goethe Lieder | Movie

Meet & Greet

  9:30 am Opening Remarks

10:00 am Panel 1: Goethe Philosophy and Aesthetics

11:30 am Panel 2: Goethe and the World

Lunch Break

  3:00 pm Panel 3: Goethe and Literature

Closing Remarks

  5:30 pm to 6:30 pm An Evening of Goethe Lieder

  6:45 pm to 8:30 pm Young Goethe in Love (Goethe!) - on loan from the Goethe-Insitut Boston

Read more about the Goethe Symposium and get a sneak peak at the panelists' topics HERE.
Download the program below.

University of Dallas | Gorman Lecture Center
1845 East Northgate Drive | Irving, TX 75062
Directions and Campus Map, click HERE.
We recommend parking in the parking lot off Lynch Circle. Just follow the UD event signs and our event logo to Gorman Lecture Center. Please find a "parking pass" below. You may put it on your dashboard. In addition, we will have some for you at the registration desk.


The Goethe Symposium was made possible by the following organizations and individuals:

Texas German Day Council/German Day in Texas

Bavarian Grill

International Capital, LLC

Rebecca and Tillmann Hein

Arend Julius Koch

Linda McDonald


Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany Houston

University of Dallas, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

University of Dallas, Department of Music

Almudena Bernardo and Helmuth Ludwig

Lance and Tanja Pattist


Monika and Peter Bagley

Dr. and Mrs. Hansjörg Heppe

Francis M. Kamgang

Charles W. Pratt

Print Headquarters


Ulf Alsguth

Pam F. Brewer

W. Scott and Lina M. Gardiner

Hans and Irmgard Reinhart


Lewis Dale Cook and Sigrid Cook

Dr. Maurice G. A. and Sylvia J. Elton

Bernard Geiger

Gabriele Gruschkus

Justin and Roswitha Knoop

Toni Ortiz

Carmen Ramirez

John Sharpe


Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. Join us in celebrating 50 successful years of advancing German culture and language in North Texas and help us lay the foundation for many more years to come.
Read a letter from DGC President Nicola Bremer and find out more about sponsorship opportunities below.
Contact us to learn more and to pledge your support today. Just send email to info@dallasgoethecenter.org or call 469.708.8342.


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