Events

Declamation Contest Registration

The 84th Annual Declamation Contest for local middle and high school students of German will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4pm in rooms A&B at Brower Dining Hall on our College Avenue Campus (directly across the street from the Student Center)

Please make sure to submit the form below by April 29, 2014! 


Contest Guidelines:

  1. Students are encouraged to recite a poetry or prose selection OR to perform a dramatic scene or song.
  2. Selections should be appropriate for the student’s interest and ability.
  3. All selections must be delivered in German.
  4. For group performances, each participant must have a speaking role.
  5. No amplification is allowed.
  6. Each performance is allotted a maximum of ten minutes. Time will be kept.
  7. No student who has had more than three years of German-language schooling in a German-speaking country should compete.

Each teacher is allowed to register up to two performances in each competition category:

BEGINNER: students in their first year of German study
ADVANCED: students in their second year or higher of German study

Scoring:

Judges will score the performances in the following three categories: memorization and preparation; clarity and pronunciation; and feeling and presence.

For each category, the performance may receive a maximum of 10 points and a minimum of 1 point. The maximum total number of points a performance may receive from one judge is 30 points. The maximum total number of points a performance may receive overall is 90 points.

 


 

Teacher Information


School Information:


Beginner Performances: Students in their first year of German study

Beginner Entry 1:


Beginner Entry 2:

Advanced Performances: students in their second year or higher of German study

Advanced Entry 1:


Advanced Entry 2:

Additional Comments:

Professional Development Registration

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Personal Information


School Information:


Registration Fee

Registration for this event is $40 per participant. Please send a check made payable to "Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey" to the address below:
German Department, attn: Department Administrator
Rutgers University
172 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Registration deadline: Please submit your registration by February 12, 2014.

German Movie Night

Mondays or Wednesdays at 8pm
German House Seminar Room
172 College Avenue

All German movies shown at the German House have English subtitles. Admission is free, and the door is open to everyone! Please click on the title for more information about the film.

Spring 2014

Monday, February 10
Sonnenallee 
Leander Haussmann (1999)

Monday, February 17
Die Fälscher
Stefan Ruzowitzky (2007)

Monday, February 24
Good Bye Lenin!
Wolfgang Becker (2003)

Wednesday, March 5
Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo
Uli Edel (1981)

Monday, March 10
What to Do in Case of Fire
Gregor Schnitzler (2001)

Wednesday, March 26
Doctor Mabuse, the Gambler
Fritz Lang (1922)

Wednesday, April 2
Eyes Wide Shut
Stanley Kubrick (1999)

Monday, April 7
Max and Moritz Reloaded
Thomas Frydetzki, Annette Stefan (2005)

Monday, April 14
Import/Export
Ulrich Seidl (2007)

Wednesday, April 23
The Matrix
The Wachowski Brothers (1999)

 


 

Fall 2013

September 11
Yella
Christian Petzold (2007)

September 18
Revanche
Götz Spielmann (2008)

September 25
Der letzte Mann (The Last Laugh)
Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1924)

October 2
Hilfe! (Help, I'm a Boy!)
Oliver Dommenget (2002)

October 9
Die Dreigroschenoper (The Three Penny Opera)
Georg Wilhelm Pabst (1931)

October 16
Lola rennt (Run Lola Run)
Tom Tykwer (2002)

October 23
Unser täglich Brot (Our Daily Bread)
Nikolaus Geyrhalter (2005)

October 30
Import/Export
Ulrich Seidl (2007)

November 6
Best of Vienna Independent Shorts
u.a. Mara Mattuschka (2010-2013)

November 13
Barbara
Christian Petzold (2012)

November 20
Die Spur der Steine
Beyer

December 4
Der Tunnel
Roland Suso Richter (2001)


Previous Screenings

Spring 2013

February 14
M
Fritz Lang, 1931

February 21
Rotation
Wolfgang Staudte, 1949

February 28
Der Untertan (Man of Straw)
Wolfgang Staudte, 1951

March 7
Paris, Texas
Wim Wenders, 1984

March 14
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Uli Edel, 2008

March 28
Die Fälscher (The Counterfeiters)
Stefan Ruzowitsky, 2007

April 4
Der Räuber (The Robber)
Benjamin Heisenberg, 2010

April 11
Revanche
Götz Spielmann, 2008

April 18
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
Werner Herzog, 2009

April 25
CANCELED

May 2
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Werner Herzog, 2009


Fall 2012

October 04
Clash by Night
Fritz Lang

October 11
Germany in Autumn
Alexander Luge, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

October 18
The American Friend
Wim Wenders

October 25
Revanche
Götz Spielmann

November 01
The Black Cat
Edgar Ulmer

November 08
Scarlet Street
Fritz Lang

November 15
Der Verlorene
Peter Lorre

November 29
Import/Export
Ulrich Seidl

December 06
The White Ribbon
Michael Haneke

 

Previous Declamation Contests at Rutgers!

2013

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Professor Nicholas Rennie and Delta Phi Alpha President Christopher Johns

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Jennifer Voitovitch, Spotswood High School

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Hope Behre and Alison Ramsland from Chatham High School perform Haus am See by Peter Fox

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Erin Dugan from the Pingry School performs an aria from Du bist die Ruh by Friedrich Rückert

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Rose He performs Herbstmilch by Anna Wimschneider

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Jennifer Voitovitch from Spotswood High School performs Die Katze und die Maus

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Adam Szegeti, Dionisia Koutsoupias and Ashley VandeBeek from South River High School perform Ehekrach by Kurt Tucholsky

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Students from South River High School perform Aschenputtel

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Charlotte M. Craig Distinguished Visiting Professor Henry Sussman addresses the Declamation Contest participants and Delta Phi Alpha initiates

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Delta Phi Alpha President Christopher Johns initates new Delta Phi Alpha members

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Professor Rennie presents Das goldene Buch for signatures

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Professor Rennie congratulates one of the undergraduate award recipients

2012

The 2012 Annual Declamation Contest was held on April 30, 2012. 

2011

The 2011 Annual Declamation Contest was held on May 3, 2011. 23 students from five local schools performed selections from plays, original skits, and monologues. 

2009

The 2009 Annual Declamation Contest was held on Thursday, April 23rd. Five local schools participated and entertained the faculty, graduate students, teachers and others who came to watch. 

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2008

The 2008 Annual Contest was held on Friday, May 2nd at the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University. About 40 students representing half a dozen schools performed in this competition.

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2007

In 2007, we celebrated the 75th anniversary of this special event sponsored by the Rutgers chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the national honor society for students of German. Over 30 students from area middle and high schools took part and entertained a standing-room-only crowd with performances of songs, poetry and scenes from various German-language plays.

 

Delta Phi Alpha - Rutgers University
Drama and Poetry Declamation Competition

The 84th Annual Declamation Contest for local middle and high school students of German will be held on

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 4pm in rooms A&B at Brower Dining Hall on our College Avenue Campus (directly across the street from the Student Center)

This year, the Declamation Contest will take place in conjunction with two other important end of year department events: The Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Initation Ceremony, and the Department End of Year Awards Ceremony.

Please make sure to register by April 29, 2014! 

Click here for the registration form.


 

Contest Guidelines:

  1. Students are encouraged to recite a poetry or prose selection OR to perform a dramatic scene or song.
  2. Selections should be appropriate for the student’s interest and ability.
  3. All selections must be delivered in German.
  4. For group performances, each participant must have a speaking role.
  5. No amplification is allowed.
  6. Each performance is allotted a maximum of ten minutes. Time will be kept.
  7. No student who has had more than three years of German-language schooling in a German-speaking country should compete.

Each teacher is allowed to register up to two performances in each competition category:

BEGINNER: students in their first year of German study
ADVANCED: students in their second year or higher of German study

Scoring:

Judges will score the performances in the following three categories: memorization and preparation; clarity and pronunciation; and feeling and presence.

For each category, the performance may receive a maximum of 10 points and a minimum of 1 point. The maximum total number of points a performance may receive from one judge is 30 points. The maximum total number of points a performance may receive overall is 90 points.

 


 

Click here to see photos from previous years' Declamation Contests!

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