Spring 2013

German Department Honors Luncheon and Presentations

German Department Honors Luncheon and Presentations

May 15, 2013 11:00 AM  – 2:00 PM
Sills Hall, Peucinian Room

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Film Showing and Roundtable: Revanche

Film Showing and Roundtable: Revanche

March 1, 2013 7:00 PM  – 10:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

Introduction and panel discussion by Assistant Professor of German Jill Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow in German Edward Muston, and Bart D'Alauro '95, Owner of Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion!, Brunswick, ME. 

Hardened ex-con Alex and his prostitute girlfriend, Tamara, flee Vienna, only to cross paths with a rural cop and his wife. What follows is a gripping thriller and a tragic drama of nearly Greek proportions. Gotz Spielmann's film is a tense, existential, and surprising portrait of vengeance and redemption, and a journey into the darkest forest of human nature. Open to the public and FREE.

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Lecture: "Noir Environmentalism" by Jennifer Fay Oct. 25

Lecture:

October 25, 2012 7:30 PM  – 10:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

"Noir Environmentalism: The Aesthetics of Rubble and the Allure of Destruction."

Jennifer Fay is director of film studies and associate professor of film studies and English at Vanderbilt University. This talk focuses on American and German noirs made just after World War II that take place in desolated urban locations (in both Germany and the United States), where the rubble is a sight of touristic allure and a symptom of how all great cities rise, fall, and rise again.

Sponsored by the German Embassy "Think Transatlantic" initiative, the Departments of German and English, and the Film Studies Program.

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"The Night That Changed World Literature": Franz Kafka's "The Judgment"

September 25, 2012 4:00 PM  – 6:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

"The Night That Changed World Literature"
Franz Kafka's The Judgment

One hundred years ago, on the night of September 22-23, Franz Kafka composed his "breakthrough" work The Judgment. The Department of German presents a reading of the text in English translation to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of this seminal event in the history of world literature.

Open to the public. Admission is free.

Sponsored by the Department of German.

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"The Night That Changed World Literature" Franz Kafka, The Judgement

September 24, 2012 5:00 PM  – 7:00 PM
Moulton Union, Lancaster Lounge

*This reading is in the original German.  The English reading is on Tuesday, Sept.25th*


Eine Nacht
verandert
die Weltliteratur
Lesung:
Franz Kafkas
Das Urteil

Montag
24.09.12
17 Uhr
Lancaster Lounge
Moulton Union

One hundred years ago, on the night of September 22-23, Franz Kafka composed his "breakthrough" work, The Judgment.

The Department of German presents a reading of the text in the original German to commemorate the centennial of this seminal event in the history of world literature.

Sponsored by the Department of German and the German Embassy's "Think Transatlantic" Initiative.   http://www.germany.info/thinktransatlantic   http://www.facebook.com/thinktransatlantic

Reception following for German majors/minors & those students interested in the German program catered by Gelato Fiasco.

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