German Language Table

German Language Table

November 4, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Pop-up Exhibit

25 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Pop-up Exhibit

November 4, 2014 7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM
Blue Room

7:00 P.M.
Blue Room, Smith Union

What do you know about the Berlin Wall? Where were you when the Wall fell? Come and share in an exhibit of memorabilia, research, art, and conversation with students, faculty members, and members of the community. Light refreshments will be available.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Department of German and the German Information Center.

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The Warburg Institute Presents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz Lecture

The Warburg Institute Presents 'British Art in the Mediterranean' (1941): Michael Berkowitz Lecture

November 5, 2014 7:00 PM  – 9:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

The Warburg Institute presents British Art in the Mediterranean (1941) with Michael Berkowitz on Wednesday, November 5th at 7:00 pm in the Beam Classroom of the Visual Arts Center at Bowdoin College.

The Warburg relocated€ť from Hamburg to London in 1933. Professor Berkowitza's current research focuses on the practice of photography at the Warburg Institute, and their efforts to bring "Western Civilization"€ť to a broad popular audience--through photographic exhibitions. His talk will focus on German Jewish refugees and how they approached western civilization in a totally different way from the Nazis.

Professor Berkowitz received his PhD in European cultural history under George L. Mosse (University of Wisconsin). He is Professor of modern Jewish history in the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies, University College London. He has two forthcoming works - Jews and Photography in Britain: Connections and Developments, 1850-2007 and The Jewish Engagement with Photography, co-edited with Martin Deppner.

Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Departments of History, German, and Art History, and the Mellon Humanities Intitiative- Studies in the Mediterranean.

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BFS Weekend Film Screenings - Barbara

BFS Weekend Film Screenings - Barbara

November 7, 2014 7:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

East Germany, 1980. Barbara Wolff is a young doctor who has applied for an exit visa from the GDR and, as punishment, has been transferred from her prestigious post in Berlin to a small pediatric hospital in the country. She must weigh her absolute dedication to her patients against a potential escape to the West, and her new found attraction to a doctor in whom she sees a kindred spirit.

Barbara
is a story of self-sacrifice and freedom and quiet heroism at a time and place when such values are at a premium. It is also about a healer whose morality and set of personal ethics are being called into questions by circumstances specific to that same time and place in history.

Sponsored by the Department of German and the German Information Center, in collaboration with the Bowdoin Film Society.

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German Language Table

German Language Table

November 11, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

November 18, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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Reception: Book Launch Celebration with Jill Smith and Margaret Boyle

Reception: Book Launch Celebration with Jill Smith and Margaret Boyle

November 19, 2014 4:30 PM  – 6:30 PM
Massachusetts Hall, Faculty Room

Join Jill S. Smith, associate professor of German, and Margaret Boyle, assistant professor of Romance Languages, as they celebrate the publication of their books Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933 and Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence and Punishment in Early Modern Spain.  Light refreshments will be served.

During the late nineteenth century the city of Berlin developed such a reputation for lawlessness and sexual licentiousness that it came to be known as the “Whore of Babylon.” Out of this reputation for debauchery grew an unusually rich discourse around prostitution. In Berlin Coquette: Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890-1933,  Jill Smith shows how this discourse transcended the usual clichĂ©s about prostitutes and actually explored complex visions of alternative moralities or sexual countercultures. She highlights in particular the figure of the cocotte (Kokotte), a specific type of prostitute who capitalized on the illusion of respectable or upstanding womanhood and therefore confounded easy categorization. By exploring the semantic connections between the figure of the cocotte and the act of flirtation (of being coquette), Smith’s work presents flirtation as a type of social interaction through which both prostitutes and non-prostitutes in Imperial and Weimar Berlin could express extramarital sexual desire and agency. Published in the series Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought (Cornell University Press and Cornell University Library). 

Margaret E. Boyle explores the contradictory practices of rehabilitation enacted by women both on and off stage in Unruly Women: Performance, Penitence, and Punishment in Early Modern Spain, the first in-depth study of the interconnected relationships among public theatre, custodial institutions, and women in early modern Spain. Pairing historical narratives and archival records with canonical and non-canonical theatrical representations of women’s deviance and rehabilitation, Unruly Women argues that women’s performances of penitence and punishment should be considered a significant factor in early modern Spanish life. Boyle considers both real-life sites of rehabilitation for women in seventeenth-century Madrid--including a jail and a magdalen house--and women onstage, where she identifies three distinct representations of female deviance: the widow, the vixen, and the murderess. Unruly Women explores these archetypal figures to demonstrate the ways a variety of playwrights comment on women’s non-normative relationships to the topics of marriage, sex, and violence. (University of Toronto Press, 2014)

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German Language Table

German Language Table

November 25, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

December 2, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

December 9, 2014 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

January 20, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

January 27, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

February 3, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

February 10, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

February 17, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

February 24, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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German Language Table

German Language Table

March 3, 2015 5:30 PM  – 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room

Wir treffen uns jede Woche, um ein bisschen Deutsch miteinander zu sprechen, auch Anfaenger sind herzlich willkommen. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

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