International Symposium on George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust
February 26-28, 2015, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (USA)
George Tabori and the Theatre of the Holocaust will gather an interdisciplinary group of scholars from around the world to examine political and aesthetic issues related to theatrical representations of the Holocaust. The symposium will highlight the work and influence of Hungarian-German-Jewish playwright George Tabori (1914-2007).
Via Hiram Maxim and the Emory U news website:
The recently published “Black Notebooks” of 20th century German philosopher Martin Heidegger will be the focus of a public conference at Emory University Sept. 5-6. An international roster of scholars, including the editor of the notebooks, Peter Trawny, will explore the issues raised by these newly discovered writings.
Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks” contain his private political ruminations from the years 1931 to 1944, including his conception of National Socialism (Nazism). The notebooks show a strain of anti-Semitism in his thinking previously unknown. The Emory conference will address these issues along with broader concerns such as the relation of philosophy to politics, the role of the intellectual in society, the problem of modernity and the tension between the public and the private.
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The AATG-GA Fall Workshop: 25 Jahre Mauerfall takes place Sunday, Oktober 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Georgia.
The program will include a panel discussion on the topic of German teacher certification and education in Georgia.
We are seeking proposals for teaching units at all levels on the GDR, fall of the wall, reunification and post-wall developments. Please consider sharing successful activities and effective resources. Presentations can range from 15 to 30 or 45 minutes, and are followed by Q & A. If interested, please send an abstract to Inge DiBella idibella[at]uga.edu by September 2.
The Board of the German Cultural Foundation, Inc. (GACF) has approved a seed grant request by the Metro German Group in support of a three-year initiative in South Atlanta, initially at Atlanta Technical College (ATC) entitled “German for South Atlanta”.
An anticipated annual amount of US$35,000.– supports community outreach work that will be assessed in semi-annual intervals. Measurable outcomes will include increased student enrollment in the German language classes; increase in events such as lectures, cross-cultural activities, and work/study-abroad opportunities; and tangible benefits to the GAC Foundation and its members with regard to marketing and exposure to the Atlanta public. Ms. Aleksandra Starcevic (M.A. GSU, 2011) was hired as coordinator of the GAC-Initiative.
The Metro German Group (MGG) of Atlanta, GA formally constituted itself as a consortium of highly motivated German professors representing college-level German programs at eleven institutions in the Greater Atlanta area. MGG’s mission is, among others, to coordinate, promote, and support German programs and to connect with the public at large.
Join a panel of experts to watch and discuss the German national elections as the results come in on Sunday, September 22, from noon to…whenever the results will be in. More information on the flyer!
The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology is proud to present a reading by bestselling German author Eugen Ruge. Ruge’s debut novel In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts won the German book prize in 2011. It sold over 450.000 copies in Germany alone and was translated into 21 languages. Ruge is touring select locations in the US this fall to present the recently released English translation of his first novel, entitled In Times of Fading Light.
An intricate portrait of an Eastern German family’s relationship to Communism through four generations, the novel describes the increasingly “fading” adherence to an ideology that profoundly shaped the lives of its protagonists in different ways. In an elaborate montage of flashbacks, Ruge’s novel offers a captivating glimpse into the private experience of the “real existing Socialism” of the GDR and its aftermath.
The reading will take place on October 9th at 4pm at the Clary Theater on the Georgia Tech Campus. It will be followed by a discussion.
Despite its focus, this conference might be of interest for members of MetroGerman!
Originally posted on German Studies @ Agnes Scott:
From March 13-16, Agnes Scott College will host the 10th bi-annual conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR). The conference will bring over 200 international scholars to campus, who will discuss and present research projects on a wide range of topics connected to the history and culture of African people.
One of five keynote addresses will directly address the experience of people of African descent in Germany. On Saturday, March 16, 10:45am-12:00pm, Rosemarie Pena, director of the Black German Heritage & Research Association, will deliver her keynote address “Staatenlos: Connecting Within the Margins.” In addition to this talk, there are several other presentations connected to German history and race.
For those ASC faculty and students away for Spring Break, Rosemarie Pena has agreed to stay for an additional day and deliver a shortened version and…
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