Yup, second week of first term has come and gone. Feels like I've been here for months, though. Too much going on and still settling in.
All in all, my time here so far has been more than satisfying. Some bureaucratic ups and downs, sure, but nothing getting out of hand. The campus is great, very green and lovely (I'm going to take the camera out for a stroll today, should be updating the pix section tonight or tomorrow), and the facilities are out of this world. At least out of the world I'd been used to in Greece. And I can ride my bicycle (got one last week) without fear of becoming roadkill in the next five minutes. Angstfrei Radfahren, who'd have thought?
Still no computer, should be arriving by the beginning of week 4. Grrr... But, hey, at least the library is open 24/7!
And some course details, should anyone be interested: I'm taking three modules this term, attending philosophy oriented German language class (not compulsory but free!) and participating in the editorial board of Pli journal. Also attending two colloquia (group discussions focused around a guest speaker's presentation of a theme) per week. So, i'm quite busy!
The three modules (for anyone interested *even* in this) are:
"Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit" with Stephen Houlgate, "The concept of Desire in Hegel, Kojeve, Freud and Lacan" with Miguel de Beistegui and "Origins of phenomenology: Husserl and Heidegger" with Peter Poellner.
That's that! Updating pix soon.