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October 2016

Hungary, 1956 – Ferenc Hörcher

October 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hungary, 1956: The Role of the Tragic in the Construction of Central European Identities • Ferenc Hörcher Starting out from the classic understanding of the tragic in ancient Greece, this talk will examine Milan Kundera’s essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe” from 1984 alongside an episode in the political career of Hungarian political theorist István Bibó. Bibó acted as minister of state in Hungary’s 1956 revolutionary government and was the only minister to face the invading Soviet troops at the…

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Hungary, 1956 – Ferenc Hörcher

October 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hungary, 1956: The Role of the Tragic in the Construction of Central European Identities • Ferenc Hörcher Starting out from the classic understanding of the tragic in ancient Greece, this talk will examine Milan Kundera’s essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe” from 1984 alongside an episode in the political career of Hungarian political theorist István Bibó. Bibó acted as minister of state in Hungary’s 1956 revolutionary government and was the only minister to face the invading Soviet troops at the…

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Hungary, 1956 – Ferenc Hörcher

October 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hungary, 1956: The Role of the Tragic in the Construction of Central European Identities • Ferenc Hörcher Starting out from the classic understanding of the tragic in ancient Greece, this talk will examine Milan Kundera’s essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe” from 1984 alongside an episode in the political career of Hungarian political theorist István Bibó. Bibó acted as minister of state in Hungary’s 1956 revolutionary government and was the only minister to face the invading Soviet troops at the…

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Hungary, 1956 – Ferenc Hörcher

October 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hungary, 1956: The Role of the Tragic in the Construction of Central European Identities • Ferenc Hörcher Starting out from the classic understanding of the tragic in ancient Greece, this talk will examine Milan Kundera’s essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe” from 1984 alongside an episode in the political career of Hungarian political theorist István Bibó. Bibó acted as minister of state in Hungary’s 1956 revolutionary government and was the only minister to face the invading Soviet troops at the…

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Hungary, 1956 – Ferenc Hörcher

October 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hungary, 1956: The Role of the Tragic in the Construction of Central European Identities • Ferenc Hörcher Starting out from the classic understanding of the tragic in ancient Greece, this talk will examine Milan Kundera’s essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe” from 1984 alongside an episode in the political career of Hungarian political theorist István Bibó. Bibó acted as minister of state in Hungary’s 1956 revolutionary government and was the only minister to face the invading Soviet troops at the…

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Hungary, 1956 – Ferenc Hörcher

October 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hungary, 1956: The Role of the Tragic in the Construction of Central European Identities • Ferenc Hörcher Starting out from the classic understanding of the tragic in ancient Greece, this talk will examine Milan Kundera’s essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe” from 1984 alongside an episode in the political career of Hungarian political theorist István Bibó. Bibó acted as minister of state in Hungary’s 1956 revolutionary government and was the only minister to face the invading Soviet troops at the…

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Hungary, 1956 – Ferenc Hörcher

October 11, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Hungary, 1956: The Role of the Tragic in the Construction of Central European Identities • Ferenc Hörcher Starting out from the classic understanding of the tragic in ancient Greece, this talk will examine Milan Kundera’s essay “The Tragedy of Central Europe” from 1984 alongside an episode in the political career of Hungarian political theorist István Bibó. Bibó acted as minister of state in Hungary’s 1956 revolutionary government and was the only minister to face the invading Soviet troops at the…

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WiP Forum: Scott

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Scott, “Childless Mother: Constructing and Deconstructing Tropes of Pornography and Melodrama in Elfriede Jelinek's Lust" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Scott

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Scott, “Childless Mother: Constructing and Deconstructing Tropes of Pornography and Melodrama in Elfriede Jelinek's Lust" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Scott

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Scott, “Childless Mother: Constructing and Deconstructing Tropes of Pornography and Melodrama in Elfriede Jelinek's Lust" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Scott

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Scott, “Childless Mother: Constructing and Deconstructing Tropes of Pornography and Melodrama in Elfriede Jelinek's Lust" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Scott

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Scott, “Childless Mother: Constructing and Deconstructing Tropes of Pornography and Melodrama in Elfriede Jelinek's Lust" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Scott

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Scott, “Childless Mother: Constructing and Deconstructing Tropes of Pornography and Melodrama in Elfriede Jelinek's Lust" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Scott

October 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Claire Scott, “Childless Mother: Constructing and Deconstructing Tropes of Pornography and Melodrama in Elfriede Jelinek's Lust" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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Guest Lecture: Prof. Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley)

October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Figures of Possibility: Erich Auerbach's Figura between Hermeneutics and Experience" Niklaus Largier is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature. He is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Programs in Medieval Studies and Religious Studies, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Largier is currently working on two projects: a book on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility, tentatively…

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Guest Lecture: Prof. Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley)

October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Figures of Possibility: Erich Auerbach's Figura between Hermeneutics and Experience" Niklaus Largier is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature. He is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Programs in Medieval Studies and Religious Studies, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Largier is currently working on two projects: a book on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility, tentatively…

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Guest Lecture: Prof. Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley)

October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Figures of Possibility: Erich Auerbach's Figura between Hermeneutics and Experience" Niklaus Largier is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature. He is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Programs in Medieval Studies and Religious Studies, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Largier is currently working on two projects: a book on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility, tentatively…

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Guest Lecture: Prof. Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley)

October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Figures of Possibility: Erich Auerbach's Figura between Hermeneutics and Experience" Niklaus Largier is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature. He is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Programs in Medieval Studies and Religious Studies, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Largier is currently working on two projects: a book on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility, tentatively…

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Guest Lecture: Prof. Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley)

October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Figures of Possibility: Erich Auerbach's Figura between Hermeneutics and Experience" Niklaus Largier is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature. He is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Programs in Medieval Studies and Religious Studies, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Largier is currently working on two projects: a book on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility, tentatively…

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Guest Lecture: Prof. Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley)

October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Figures of Possibility: Erich Auerbach's Figura between Hermeneutics and Experience" Niklaus Largier is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature. He is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Programs in Medieval Studies and Religious Studies, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Largier is currently working on two projects: a book on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility, tentatively…

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Guest Lecture: Prof. Niklaus Largier (UC Berkeley)

October 28, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

"Figures of Possibility: Erich Auerbach's Figura between Hermeneutics and Experience" Niklaus Largier is the Sidney and Margaret Ancker Professor of German and Comparative Literature. He is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Programs in Medieval Studies and Religious Studies, the Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and the Berkeley Center for New Media. Largier is currently working on two projects: a book on imagination, practices of figuration, aesthetic experience, and notions of possibility, tentatively…

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November 2016

Czech Film Screening: Vinyl Generation

November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl… In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. Film Screening: 5:00 pm Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown via Skype to follow after film. Film is in Czech and English with subtitles FREE event but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated! View poster here.

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Czech Film Screening: Vinyl Generation

November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl… In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. Film Screening: 5:00 pm Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown via Skype to follow after film. Film is in Czech and English with subtitles FREE event but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated! View poster here.

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Czech Film Screening: Vinyl Generation

November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl… In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. Film Screening: 5:00 pm Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown via Skype to follow after film. Film is in Czech and English with subtitles FREE event but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated! View poster here.

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Czech Film Screening: Vinyl Generation

November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl… In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. Film Screening: 5:00 pm Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown via Skype to follow after film. Film is in Czech and English with subtitles FREE event but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated! View poster here.

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Czech Film Screening: Vinyl Generation

November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl… In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. Film Screening: 5:00 pm Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown via Skype to follow after film. Film is in Czech and English with subtitles FREE event but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated! View poster here.

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Czech Film Screening: Vinyl Generation

November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl… In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. Film Screening: 5:00 pm Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown via Skype to follow after film. Film is in Czech and English with subtitles FREE event but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated! View poster here.

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Czech Film Screening: Vinyl Generation

November 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

VINYL GENERATION: a story of art, revolution and vinyl… In 1980s Czechoslovakia an emerging generation took inspiration from alternative culture to create their own worldview, politics and eventually, a revolution. 25 years later, this unique generational perspective is explored for the first time. Film Screening: 5:00 pm Q&A with producer Jeffrey Brown via Skype to follow after film. Film is in Czech and English with subtitles FREE event but DONATIONS are greatly appreciated! View poster here.

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A World of Opportunites

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy a free traditional Russian meal and learn about Russian culture and study abroad opportunities in Russia! Poster here.

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A World of Opportunites

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy a free traditional Russian meal and learn about Russian culture and study abroad opportunities in Russia! Poster here.

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A World of Opportunites

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy a free traditional Russian meal and learn about Russian culture and study abroad opportunities in Russia! Poster here.

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A World of Opportunites

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy a free traditional Russian meal and learn about Russian culture and study abroad opportunities in Russia! Poster here.

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A World of Opportunites

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy a free traditional Russian meal and learn about Russian culture and study abroad opportunities in Russia! Poster here.

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A World of Opportunites

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy a free traditional Russian meal and learn about Russian culture and study abroad opportunities in Russia! Poster here.

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A World of Opportunites

November 15, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come enjoy a free traditional Russian meal and learn about Russian culture and study abroad opportunities in Russia! Poster here.

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WiP Forum: Pollmann

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inga Pollmann, "The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelec’s Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Pollmann

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inga Pollmann, "The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelec’s Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Pollmann

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inga Pollmann, "The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelec’s Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Pollmann

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inga Pollmann, "The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelec’s Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

Find out more »

WiP Forum: Pollmann

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inga Pollmann, "The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelec’s Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

Find out more »

WiP Forum: Pollmann

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inga Pollmann, "The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelec’s Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

Find out more »

WiP Forum: Pollmann

November 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inga Pollmann, "The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelec’s Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni" Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iteratiosn of a Medieval Garment

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Network kindly invite you to attend Dr. Naomi Lubrich’s lecture on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm in Toy Lounge. Her talk is entitled “From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iterations of a Medieval Garment,” where she will be discussing the significance of the Jewish hat—a garment that served as a distinguishing sign for Jews in the German-speaking regions of the Holy Roman Empire from the twelfth to the seventeenth…

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From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iteratiosn of a Medieval Garment

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Network kindly invite you to attend Dr. Naomi Lubrich’s lecture on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm in Toy Lounge. Her talk is entitled “From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iterations of a Medieval Garment,” where she will be discussing the significance of the Jewish hat—a garment that served as a distinguishing sign for Jews in the German-speaking regions of the Holy Roman Empire from the twelfth to the seventeenth…

Find out more »

From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iteratiosn of a Medieval Garment

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Network kindly invite you to attend Dr. Naomi Lubrich’s lecture on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm in Toy Lounge. Her talk is entitled “From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iterations of a Medieval Garment,” where she will be discussing the significance of the Jewish hat—a garment that served as a distinguishing sign for Jews in the German-speaking regions of the Holy Roman Empire from the twelfth to the seventeenth…

Find out more »

From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iteratiosn of a Medieval Garment

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Network kindly invite you to attend Dr. Naomi Lubrich’s lecture on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm in Toy Lounge. Her talk is entitled “From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iterations of a Medieval Garment,” where she will be discussing the significance of the Jewish hat—a garment that served as a distinguishing sign for Jews in the German-speaking regions of the Holy Roman Empire from the twelfth to the seventeenth…

Find out more »

From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iteratiosn of a Medieval Garment

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Network kindly invite you to attend Dr. Naomi Lubrich’s lecture on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm in Toy Lounge. Her talk is entitled “From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iterations of a Medieval Garment,” where she will be discussing the significance of the Jewish hat—a garment that served as a distinguishing sign for Jews in the German-speaking regions of the Holy Roman Empire from the twelfth to the seventeenth…

Find out more »

From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iteratiosn of a Medieval Garment

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Network kindly invite you to attend Dr. Naomi Lubrich’s lecture on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm in Toy Lounge. Her talk is entitled “From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iterations of a Medieval Garment,” where she will be discussing the significance of the Jewish hat—a garment that served as a distinguishing sign for Jews in the German-speaking regions of the Holy Roman Empire from the twelfth to the seventeenth…

Find out more »

From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iteratiosn of a Medieval Garment

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies and the Jewish Studies Graduate Student Network kindly invite you to attend Dr. Naomi Lubrich’s lecture on Thursday, November 17th at 7:30pm in Toy Lounge. Her talk is entitled “From Judenhut to Magic Hat: Iterations of a Medieval Garment,” where she will be discussing the significance of the Jewish hat—a garment that served as a distinguishing sign for Jews in the German-speaking regions of the Holy Roman Empire from the twelfth to the seventeenth…

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December 2016

Conference on Poetry and Aesthetics

December 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Trop have organized a joint UNC-Duke conference featuring contributions by graduate students from their seminars (ENG 545S: Romantic Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetics and GERM 860: Aesthetics and Poetry). The conference will take place in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall on Thursday, December 8, from 9:30 am - 12:45 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend. View poster here.

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Conference on Poetry and Aesthetics

December 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Trop have organized a joint UNC-Duke conference featuring contributions by graduate students from their seminars (ENG 545S: Romantic Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetics and GERM 860: Aesthetics and Poetry). The conference will take place in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall on Thursday, December 8, from 9:30 am - 12:45 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend. View poster here.

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Conference on Poetry and Aesthetics

December 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Trop have organized a joint UNC-Duke conference featuring contributions by graduate students from their seminars (ENG 545S: Romantic Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetics and GERM 860: Aesthetics and Poetry). The conference will take place in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall on Thursday, December 8, from 9:30 am - 12:45 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend. View poster here.

Find out more »

Conference on Poetry and Aesthetics

December 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Trop have organized a joint UNC-Duke conference featuring contributions by graduate students from their seminars (ENG 545S: Romantic Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetics and GERM 860: Aesthetics and Poetry). The conference will take place in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall on Thursday, December 8, from 9:30 am - 12:45 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend. View poster here.

Find out more »

Conference on Poetry and Aesthetics

December 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Trop have organized a joint UNC-Duke conference featuring contributions by graduate students from their seminars (ENG 545S: Romantic Aesthetic Theory and Aesthetics and GERM 860: Aesthetics and Poetry). The conference will take place in Toy Lounge in Dey Hall on Thursday, December 8, from 9:30 am - 12:45 pm. All interested parties are invited to attend. View poster here.

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January 2017

Central Europe’s Flexible Approach to Rights and Obligations of EU Membership – Lucia Najšlová

January 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The twofold increase of asylum applications in the EU in 2015 led many to talk about ‘migration crisis’ or ‘refugee crisis’. Such framing however obscures the fact that Europe has received only a fraction of people fleeing the wars in its neighborhood. Instead of discussing ‘crisis’, it is analytically more productive to look at limits of EU solidarity on several levels: between the member states; with neighboring countries and with asylum-seekers. Migration governance has become heavily securitized in the past…

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Central Europe’s Flexible Approach to Rights and Obligations of EU Membership – Lucia Najšlová

January 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The twofold increase of asylum applications in the EU in 2015 led many to talk about ‘migration crisis’ or ‘refugee crisis’. Such framing however obscures the fact that Europe has received only a fraction of people fleeing the wars in its neighborhood. Instead of discussing ‘crisis’, it is analytically more productive to look at limits of EU solidarity on several levels: between the member states; with neighboring countries and with asylum-seekers. Migration governance has become heavily securitized in the past…

Find out more »

Central Europe’s Flexible Approach to Rights and Obligations of EU Membership – Lucia Najšlová

January 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The twofold increase of asylum applications in the EU in 2015 led many to talk about ‘migration crisis’ or ‘refugee crisis’. Such framing however obscures the fact that Europe has received only a fraction of people fleeing the wars in its neighborhood. Instead of discussing ‘crisis’, it is analytically more productive to look at limits of EU solidarity on several levels: between the member states; with neighboring countries and with asylum-seekers. Migration governance has become heavily securitized in the past…

Find out more »

Central Europe’s Flexible Approach to Rights and Obligations of EU Membership – Lucia Najšlová

January 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The twofold increase of asylum applications in the EU in 2015 led many to talk about ‘migration crisis’ or ‘refugee crisis’. Such framing however obscures the fact that Europe has received only a fraction of people fleeing the wars in its neighborhood. Instead of discussing ‘crisis’, it is analytically more productive to look at limits of EU solidarity on several levels: between the member states; with neighboring countries and with asylum-seekers. Migration governance has become heavily securitized in the past…

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February 2017

The Crisis of Truth in Hungarian News Media

February 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Lilla Töke Ph.D, Comparative Literature, Stony Brook University Assistant Professor of English, CUNY: LaGuardia Community College In this talk, I will address the relationship between the crisis of truth and the erosion of democracy in Hungary. First, I will describe the judicial and legal framework that, starting in 2010, hasreshaped Hungary’s news media in dramatic ways and has resulted in an unprecedented polarization in civil society. It also brought about a media system that hasproduced highly partisan and opinion—rather…

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Scenarios of Power in Turgenev’s First Love: Russian Realism and the Allegory of the State – Ilya Kliger (NYU)

February 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This talk attempts a reading of Ivan Turgenev’s First Love (1860) as a case study within a broader inquiry into the social imaginary of Russian realist fiction. One way to formulate the central question of the talk is to ask what happens, when on some deep-structural level, an ostensibly realist text turns out to be oriented not to the problematics of civil society (contractarian) aggregation but rather, like tragic drama, to the coercive logics of the state? Put another way,…

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Scenarios of Power in Turgenev’s First Love: Russian Realism and the Allegory of the State – Ilya Kliger (NYU)

February 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This talk attempts a reading of Ivan Turgenev’s First Love (1860) as a case study within a broader inquiry into the social imaginary of Russian realist fiction. One way to formulate the central question of the talk is to ask what happens, when on some deep-structural level, an ostensibly realist text turns out to be oriented not to the problematics of civil society (contractarian) aggregation but rather, like tragic drama, to the coercive logics of the state? Put another way,…

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Scenarios of Power in Turgenev’s First Love: Russian Realism and the Allegory of the State – Ilya Kliger (NYU)

February 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This talk attempts a reading of Ivan Turgenev’s First Love (1860) as a case study within a broader inquiry into the social imaginary of Russian realist fiction. One way to formulate the central question of the talk is to ask what happens, when on some deep-structural level, an ostensibly realist text turns out to be oriented not to the problematics of civil society (contractarian) aggregation but rather, like tragic drama, to the coercive logics of the state? Put another way,…

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Scenarios of Power in Turgenev’s First Love: Russian Realism and the Allegory of the State – Ilya Kliger (NYU)

February 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This talk attempts a reading of Ivan Turgenev’s First Love (1860) as a case study within a broader inquiry into the social imaginary of Russian realist fiction. One way to formulate the central question of the talk is to ask what happens, when on some deep-structural level, an ostensibly realist text turns out to be oriented not to the problematics of civil society (contractarian) aggregation but rather, like tragic drama, to the coercive logics of the state? Put another way,…

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Film Screening: Body

February 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mixing brave social commentary with a dark and absurd sense of humor comes naturally to the celebrated Polish director Małgorzata Szumowska, but she pushes these two elements into compelling new territory with Body. The lives of a young woman with an eating disorder, her coroner father, and a physical therapist who believes she can communicate with the dead intersect in unexpected ways in this critically acclaimed dark comedy. In Polish with English subtitles.

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WiP Forum: Prica

February 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aleksandra Prica, “Manipulating Time. The Aesthetics of Dealing with Vanity” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Prica

February 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aleksandra Prica, “Manipulating Time. The Aesthetics of Dealing with Vanity” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Prica

February 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aleksandra Prica, “Manipulating Time. The Aesthetics of Dealing with Vanity” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Prica

February 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aleksandra Prica, “Manipulating Time. The Aesthetics of Dealing with Vanity” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Prica

February 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Aleksandra Prica, “Manipulating Time. The Aesthetics of Dealing with Vanity” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish: The Trilingual Culture of Jews in Poland – Monika Adamcyzk-Garbowska

February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A number of scholars have stressed the multilingual character of Jewish culture in various countries. In the case of Polish Jews the three main languages were Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish, although German and Russian also played a role, especially during the time of the Partitions. An eminent scholar in the field of Yiddish, Chone Shmeruk, perceived the culture of Polish Jews as a dynamic polysystem whose strength lay in the interaction of the linguistic areas and not their isolation. Nowadays…

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Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish: The Trilingual Culture of Jews in Poland – Monika Adamcyzk-Garbowska

February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A number of scholars have stressed the multilingual character of Jewish culture in various countries. In the case of Polish Jews the three main languages were Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish, although German and Russian also played a role, especially during the time of the Partitions. An eminent scholar in the field of Yiddish, Chone Shmeruk, perceived the culture of Polish Jews as a dynamic polysystem whose strength lay in the interaction of the linguistic areas and not their isolation. Nowadays…

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Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish: The Trilingual Culture of Jews in Poland – Monika Adamcyzk-Garbowska

February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A number of scholars have stressed the multilingual character of Jewish culture in various countries. In the case of Polish Jews the three main languages were Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish, although German and Russian also played a role, especially during the time of the Partitions. An eminent scholar in the field of Yiddish, Chone Shmeruk, perceived the culture of Polish Jews as a dynamic polysystem whose strength lay in the interaction of the linguistic areas and not their isolation. Nowadays…

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Yiddish, Hebrew, Polish: The Trilingual Culture of Jews in Poland – Monika Adamcyzk-Garbowska

February 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A number of scholars have stressed the multilingual character of Jewish culture in various countries. In the case of Polish Jews the three main languages were Hebrew, Yiddish and Polish, although German and Russian also played a role, especially during the time of the Partitions. An eminent scholar in the field of Yiddish, Chone Shmeruk, perceived the culture of Polish Jews as a dynamic polysystem whose strength lay in the interaction of the linguistic areas and not their isolation. Nowadays…

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March 2017

Film Screening: White God (Fehér isten)

March 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When young Lili is forced to give up her beloved dog Hagen because its mixed-breed heritage is deemed “unfit” by the State, she and the dog begin a dangerous journey back towards each other. At the same time, all the unwanted and so-called “unfit” dogs rise up under a new leader, Hagen, who has learned all too well from his “Masters” in his journey through the streets and animal control centers of Budapest that man is not always dog’s best…

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WiP Forum: Pfau

March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thomas Pfau, “Rilke’s Epiphanic Modernism” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Pfau

March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thomas Pfau, “Rilke’s Epiphanic Modernism” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Pfau

March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thomas Pfau, “Rilke’s Epiphanic Modernism” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Pfau

March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thomas Pfau, “Rilke’s Epiphanic Modernism” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Pfau

March 8, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thomas Pfau, “Rilke’s Epiphanic Modernism” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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Consuming Temples: German Jews and Consumer Culture on Both Sides of the Atlantic

March 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Paul Lerner (University of Southern California) will discuss the intertwined histories of German Jews and consumer culture, focusing on department stores in pre-Nazi Germany and advertising, malls, and amusement parks in post-war America, showing how Jewish immigrants from Germany and Austria shaped American consumer culture in the 20th century. Concentrating on several key figures, this lecture will follow the paths of architects, designers, and publicists who brought European notions of planning and Freudian psychoanalysis overseas and helped create modern American…

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Consuming Temples: German Jews and Consumer Culture on Both Sides of the Atlantic

March 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Paul Lerner (University of Southern California) will discuss the intertwined histories of German Jews and consumer culture, focusing on department stores in pre-Nazi Germany and advertising, malls, and amusement parks in post-war America, showing how Jewish immigrants from Germany and Austria shaped American consumer culture in the 20th century. Concentrating on several key figures, this lecture will follow the paths of architects, designers, and publicists who brought European notions of planning and Freudian psychoanalysis overseas and helped create modern American…

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The Commissar: History, Context, Poetics – Marat Grinberg

March 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Filmed in 1967, but kept from release for twenty years, Alexander Askoldov’s The Commissar</i. is unquestionably one of the most important, complex, and paradoxical films of the post-war Soviet era, Based on a short story by Vasily Grossman, it tells of a female Red Army commissar who is forced to stay with a Jewish family near the frontlines of the battle between the Red and White Armies as she waits to give birth. The film drew the ire of censors…

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Missed Connections: Nabokov, Proust, and the Russians – Eric Naiman

March 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Eric Naiman is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Bernie Williams Chair in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. He works in the fields of ideological poetics, sexuality and history, history of medicine, Soviet culture, and the gothic novel. Teaching and research interests include Nabokov, Platonov, Dostoevsky and Bakhtin. His most recent publication is Nabokov, Perversely (Cornell UP, 2010). Co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

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Missed Connections: Nabokov, Proust, and the Russians

March 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Eric Naiman (UC Berkeley) Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Professor and Bernie Williams Chair, Department of Comparative Literature Eric Naiman works in the fields of ideological poetics, sexuality and history, history of medicine, Soviet culture, and the gothic novel. Teaching and research interests include Nabokov, Platonov, Dostoevsky and Bakhtin. His most recent publication is Nabokov, Perversely (Cornell UP, 2010). Co-sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures and The Center for Slavic and East European…

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WiP Forum: Lang

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Lang, “Radiation in the home. Between Victim and Sacrifice in the Atomic Radio Play” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Lang

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Lang, “Radiation in the home. Between Victim and Sacrifice in the Atomic Radio Play” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Lang

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Lang, “Radiation in the home. Between Victim and Sacrifice in the Atomic Radio Play” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Lang

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Lang, “Radiation in the home. Between Victim and Sacrifice in the Atomic Radio Play” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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WiP Forum: Lang

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Patrick Lang, “Radiation in the home. Between Victim and Sacrifice in the Atomic Radio Play” Now in its thirteenth year, Works in Progress provides the entire Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies with regular opportunities to introduce new and on-going research projects. GSLL Sponsored

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April 2017

Film Screening: I, Olga Hepnarová

April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A complex portrait of alienation and loneliness, this meticulously composed film is based on the true story of Olga Hepnarová, the last woman to be executed in the former Czechoslovakia. Desperate to break free from the conservative social milieu and strict sexual conventions of the 1970s, Olga resorts to a gruesome and carefully planned revenge against the society. In Czech with English subtitles.

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Spektakl

April 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

  Enjoy a night of fun entertainment as Slavic language students present their skits and performances, with refreshments provided.

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Film Screening: Velvet Terrorists (Zamatoví teroristi)

April 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Blurring the borders between fact and fiction, heroism and stupidity, Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots against the Czechoslovak communist regime. The film focuses on three protagonists, whose tragicomic tales of resistance and resilience of human spirit celebrate small rebellious acts that forever changed their lives. In Czech and Slovak with English subtitles.

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Delta Phi Alpha Initiation and End-of-Year Celebration

April 21, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Delta Phi Alpha for this year's initiation ceremony and celebration, as well as the End-of-Year celebration honoring our graduating seniors. Light refreshments provided. View poster here.

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Central European Cities in Transition: The Case of Prague – Petr Roubal

April 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will examine the deep and often troubling change of Central European cities after the fall of state socialism by using Prague as its case. It will look specifically at following transformations: a collapse of traditional Prague-based manufacturing and relocation of labour force, the lack of socially affordable housing, the massive increase in automobile transport to the detriment of public transport, the radical change in the patterns of consumption and leisure activities, and the change in discourse about the…

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Central European Cities in Transition: The Case of Prague – Petr Roubal

April 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will examine the deep and often troubling change of Central European cities after the fall of state socialism by using Prague as its case. It will look specifically at following transformations: a collapse of traditional Prague-based manufacturing and relocation of labour force, the lack of socially affordable housing, the massive increase in automobile transport to the detriment of public transport, the radical change in the patterns of consumption and leisure activities, and the change in discourse about the…

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Central European Cities in Transition: The Case of Prague – Petr Roubal

April 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will examine the deep and often troubling change of Central European cities after the fall of state socialism by using Prague as its case. It will look specifically at following transformations: a collapse of traditional Prague-based manufacturing and relocation of labour force, the lack of socially affordable housing, the massive increase in automobile transport to the detriment of public transport, the radical change in the patterns of consumption and leisure activities, and the change in discourse about the…

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Central European Cities in Transition: The Case of Prague – Petr Roubal

April 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This talk will examine the deep and often troubling change of Central European cities after the fall of state socialism by using Prague as its case. It will look specifically at following transformations: a collapse of traditional Prague-based manufacturing and relocation of labour force, the lack of socially affordable housing, the massive increase in automobile transport to the detriment of public transport, the radical change in the patterns of consumption and leisure activities, and the change in discourse about the…

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Frank Wedekind’s “Frühlings Erwachen” on Stage!

April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until April 25, 2017

On April 24th and April 25th 2017, the students in German 374, under the direction of Dr. Tin Wegel, will perform Frank Wedekind’s Frühlings Erwachen (Spring Awakening), the 1891 play that shocked Germany by addressing and even showing rape, suicide, and abortion on stage. Folded into these heart-wrenching topics are moments of love, friendship, and the affirmation of life – in a cemetery of all places! Over a hundred years later, all of these topics continue to divide our society…

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October 2021

Prof. Dr. Frauke Berndt on von Günderrode’s “Don Juan”

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Prof. Dr. Frauke Berndt of the Universität Zürich, will hold an in-person lecture at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 7, entitled: “Castrating Classicism: Karoline von Günderrode’s Ballade ‘Don Juan.’” Professor Berndt’s lecture will be held in Toy Lounge located on the fourth floor of Dey Hall on the UNC campus. Following her Thursday evening lecture, Professor Berndt--together with Professor Eric Downing--will offer an optional in-person graduate workshop at Duke University on Friday afternoon, October 8, beginning at 3:30 pm entitled “How Realistic is…

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November 2021

Word Play: Experimental Poetry & Soviet Children’s Literature

November 5 @ 3:30 pm
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