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November 2017

Beginning German Group

November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until May 2, 2018

The UNC German Club is now hosting Beginning German Group. This is in addition to our regular Friday conversation hours and is geared towards those just beginning to learn German who would benefit from having a more learning geared experience.No German experience is necessary. It will take place on Mondays at 5:30 in the 4th Floor Dey Reading Room. The meetings are intended to deal more with conversational German, though what is actually discussed and learned will reflect the interests and skills of those who attend regularly.

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German Club Conversation Hour

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 4, 2018

Conversation Hour: Fridays at 5:00pm at Linda’s Bar & Grill except on the first Friday of every month, when it will be held at TRU Deli & Wine Bar. Look for the German flag!

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Beginning German Group

November 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday, repeating until May 2, 2018

The UNC German Club is now hosting Beginning German Group. This is in addition to our regular Friday conversation hours and is geared towards those just beginning to learn German who would benefit from having a more learning geared experience.No German experience is necessary. It will take place on Mondays at 5:30 in the 4th Floor Dey Reading Room. The meetings are intended to deal more with conversational German, though what is actually discussed and learned will reflect the interests and skills of those who attend regularly.

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Theory Reading Group – Agamben on Method

November 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 28, 2017

The GSLL Theory Group will meet three times this semester to discuss the work of Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben. Well known throughout the humanities for his 1995 book on power and bare life entitled Homo sacer, the reading group will instead engage Agamben’s more recent essays on literary method. The meetings and readings are as follows: September 25: “Theory of Signatures” (from: The Signature of All Things ) October 30: “The Fire and the Tale,” “Mysterium Burocraticum,” & “Parable and Kingdom” (from: The Fire and the Tale ) November 27: “On the Difficulty of Reading,” “From the Book to the Screen,” & “Opus Alchymicum” (from: The Fire and the Tale ) Accss to the readings is available online (password = Agamben) via Hightail. The GSLL Theory Reading Group is an informal, relaxed setting for reading and discussing theoretical texts of utility for the study of literature, film, and culture. Participation in the Reading Group is open to any and all graduate students and faculty; previous participation is not required to attend. Questions about the Reading Group can be directed to Professors Gabriel Trop, Aleksandra Prica or Richard Langston

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Polish Kawiarenka

November 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 13, 2017

Students of all levels are welcome to join us for practicing Polish and meeting other Polish speakers on campus. BYORefreshments. Wednesdays from 11-12 in Dey 413. See flyer below. Polish Table

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Kaffeestunde

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 2, 2018

A weekly casual meeting in the Dey Hall German department. Anyone wishing to practice speaking German is welcome! Kaffeestunde is held every Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00pm in the German department Reading Room: Dey 413. Come join us! For more information, contact Nathan Drapela. View poster here.

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Haunted Bauhaus: Reconsidering the Twentieth Century’s Most Influential Art School

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Art History Colloquium with Elizabeth Otto, SUNY Buffalo, National Humanities Center Fellow. November 30, 2017, 6:00 pm 218 Hanes Art Center Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at SUNY Buffalo, Elizabeth Otto has published widely on topics relating to gender and media culture in early twentieth-century Europe. She is currently working on a book titled Haunted Bauhaus, which challenges conventional understandings of the Bauhaus, interwar Europe’s most influential art institution. This is the first sustained investigation of the Bauhaus’s ongoing engagement with the body in relation to spiritualism and the occult, gender and figuration, and the Surreal in order to explain the embrace of the irrational which lurks beneath the sleek surfaces and cold structures most commonly associated with the school. Otto is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the American Association of University Women, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Getty, and the University of Pittsburgh’s Humanities Center. At the University at Buffalo, her awards include a Faculty Fellowship from the Humanities Institute and a Research Award from the Gender Institute. Her 2011 “International New Woman” Conference was funded in part by a SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines grant. During the 2017-18 academic year she is completing her Haunted Bauhaus book project as the Frank H. Kenan Fellow at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina. The Art History Colloquium is a series intended to share new or in-progress work by departmental faculty and their colleagues at nearby institutions, furthering the conversation and facilitating collaboration. Refreshments will be provided. For questions, contact Tania C. String.

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December 2017

Попойка

December 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Friday, repeating until May 4, 2018

A weekly casual meeting in room 413 of Dey Hall. All people wishing to practice speaking Russian are welcome! Попойка is held every Friday from 3:30 until 4:30pm. Refreshments are provided. Come join us! For more information, contact Natasha Chernysheva. View the poster here.

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German Club Conversation Hour

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 4, 2018

Conversation Hour: Fridays at 5:00pm at Linda’s Bar & Grill except on the first Friday of every month, when it will be held at TRU Deli & Wine Bar. Look for the German flag!

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Constructing and Leveraging ‘Flight and Expulsion’: Expellee Memory Politics in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1944-1990

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PETER N. GENGLER | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of History The presentation examines the widespread antagonism and hostility that victims of flight and expulsion faced upon their arrival in Germany between 1945 and 1949 and expellee responses. A condensed version of chapter three of his dissertation, Peter argues that in the early postwar years, expellees articulated their experiences of sufferings in “sympathy narratives” in order to cope with their traumas and argue for social recognition and material aid to overcome the humanitarian crisis. In doing so, they cultivated an identity of a unique “community of fate” that provided a platform for the politicization of “flight and expulsion” during the 1950s. Peter Gengler is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research broadly focuses on East and West German cultural memories of war and dictatorship. He is currently completing his dissertation, “’Flight and Expulsion’: Expellee Victimhood Narratives and Memory Politics in the Federal Republic of Germany, 1944-1990.” Moderation: PRISCILLA LAYNE | UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures

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