Events & Lectures

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pink Parlors - East Duke Campus

Speaker: Stefani Engelstein: " The East Within Muslims, Jews and Race in the Long Nineteenth Century"

Friday, September 15, 2017 - 4:30pm
East Duke Pink Parlors

Guest Lecturer:  Vittorio Hösle, Paul Kimball Professor of Arts and Lecturers - Notre Dame The Ethiics of Migration: Moral principles, natural law, and politics in dealing with refugees Vittorio Hösle  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pink Parlors - East Duke Campus

Speaker: Kyung L. Gagum - " The Intertextuality in Fritz Lang's Metropolis and the Japanese Animation Metropolis"Century"  

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 9:00am
Carpenter Conference Room - Perkins 249

Religion & Philosophy in Germany: 1918 - 1933 Interdisciplinary Symposium * This event  will begin at 9:00 a.m.  and run until  5:00 p.m. on both days

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 4:45pm
Rubenstein Hall 153

Francois Meltzer, chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and professor in the Divinity School and the College at the University of Chicago, will give a talk entitled "When Words Fail: Images of Germany at the End of WWII." Professor Annabel Wharton (Duke, Art, Art History & Visual... more

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Pink Parlors - East Duke Campus

Speaker: Christina Weiler - " Johann Gottfried Herder and Metaphors of Environmental Empathy"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pink Parlors - East Duke Campus

Speaker: Eric Downing - " Walter Benjamin: Child Reading"  

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pink Parlors - East Duke Campus

Speaker: Priscilla Layne - "Wenn eine Eisbärin spräche, könnten wir verstehen?: Animals, Fantasy, Race and Gender in Intercultural Writing"

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:30pm
Pink Parlors - East Duke Campus

Speaker: Christoph Schaub - " Making Proletarian Worlds: Internationalist World Literature and Montage Aesthetics in the Republic"

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 7:30pm
UNC - Dey Hall 314

The Reading Group will consider over the course of four meetings only chapters ten through fourteen from the third and final section entitled “Totalitarianism.” (Those interested are welcome to read sections one [“Antisemitism"] and two [“Imperialism"] prior to the first meeting.) Access to the ... more

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 5:00pm
Rubenstein 249 - Duke University

Leslie Adelson - Director of the Institute for German Cultural Studies and Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of German Studies at Cornell University. Lecture Topic: Making Time for Other Lives:  Perspectives on Hope and Futurity in Narrative Form on Alexander Kluge's  'Saturday in Utopia' German... more

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 5:30pm
UNC (Toy Lounge) and Duke (119 Old Chem)

From the ancient Greek zṓnē for girdle or belt, “zone“ advanced over the course of the twentieth century in both English and German to become a ubiquitous signifier for geographic, socio-political, and scientific spaces. What, however, is an aesthetic zone? Is it synonymous with the text? What... more

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Duke Divinity School - Langford Building - 152

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 5:00pm
Rubenstein 249

Till Dembeck - Université du Luxembourg Topic: "Literature as Linguistic Migration" MULTILINGUALISM AS MIGRATION All languages have “immigration laws” and regulate how foreign words, phrases, or structures may be used. But how does literature relate to these laws and what can it teach us about... more

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:00pm
Dey Hall - Toy Lounge

Speaker: Patrick Lang:  "Radiation in the home -  Between Victim and Sacrifice in the Atomic Radio Play"

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:00am
Friedl Bldg. - 115 - Duke University

Adorno Conference  

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
UNC - Dey Hall 314

 The Reading Group will consider over the course of four meetings only chapters ten through fourteen from the third and final section entitled “Totalitarianism.” (Those interested are welcome to read sections one [“Antisemitism"] and two [“Imperialism"] prior to the first meeting.) Access to the... more

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:30pm
Dey Hall - Toy Lounge

Speaker: Thomas Pfau: " The Image as Eschaton: Visuality and Narrative in Thomas Mann"

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105

“Blumenberg and Adorno: Non-Conceptuality and the Bildverbot”. Respondent: Richard Langston, Associate Professor of German, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill             

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 7:30pm
UNC - Dey Hall 314

The Reading Group will consider over the course of four meetings only chapters ten through fourteen from the third and final section entitled “Totalitarianism.” (Those interested are welcome to read sections one [“Antisemitism"] and two [“Imperialism"] prior to the first meeting.) Access to the ... more

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
Dey Hall - Toy Lounge

Speaker: Aleksandra Prica: "Manipulating Time - The Aesthetics of Dealing with Vanity"  

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Nelson Music Room

Songs and pieces for solo piano including capriccios, intermezzos, and rhapsodies. The concert is followed by a reception in the East Duke parlors that will include a discussion/Q&A with the artists. Sandra Cotton is a member of the music faculty at Duke University, where she teaches studio... more

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Dey Hall - Dey Hall 314

 The Reading Group will consider over the course of four meetings only chapters ten through fourteen from the third and final section entitled “Totalitarianism.” (Those interested are welcome to read sections one [“Antisemitism"] and two [“Imperialism"] prior to the first meeting.) Access to the ... more

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Rubenstein 153 - Duke University

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Dey Hall - Room 413

  “An Anthropological Approach to the Contemporary Significance of Rhetoric” (pp. 429-457) Access to the readings can be found here   The Reading Group is an informal, relaxed setting for reading and discussing theoretical texts of utility for the study of literature, film and culture.... more

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To foster the research community of local faculty and graduate students interested in Romanticism in British and German literatures (as well, potentially, as Romantic movements in other national literatures), Stefani Engelstein (German) and Rob Mitchell (English) are organizing a Romanticism... more

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Dey Hall - Toy Lounge

Speaker: Inga Pollmann: "The Forces of the Milieu: Angela Schanelee's Marseille and the Heritage of Michelangelo Antonioni"  

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Dey Hall - Toy Lounge

Monday, November 14th at 5:30 PM, Fed Ex Building Rm 1009 A Conversation with Afro-German Playwright Olivia Wenzel with clips from her plays "Corn in Germany and Other Galaxies" and "We are the Universe" Olivia Wenzel was born in 1985 in Weimar. She studied Kulturwissenschaften and aesthetic praxis... more

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German Campus Week November 14-18 The Four-day Program for German Campus Week:    Monday, November 14th at 5:30 PM, Fed Ex Building Rm 1009 A Conversation with Afro-German Playwright Olivia Wenzel with clips from her plays "Corn in Germany and Other Galaxies" and "We are the Universe"   Tuesday... more

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Fed Ex. Global Center - Room 3200

  "Homestory Deutschland," A photo exhibit about Black German history. The photos will be displayed in the Fed Ex Global Center, Rm 3200.

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Dey Hall - Toy Lounge

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... more

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Carr 103 - Duke East Campus

Moritz Schuller: "Germany and the Refugees." In 2015, Germany took in over one million refugees. How has this changed the social and political landscape of Germany and of Europe? Moritz Schuller is a political editor for the Berlin newspaper Der Tagesspiegel Moritz Schuller      

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Dey Hall - Room 413

"To Bring Myth to an End” (from Work on Myth) (pp. 109-140)       The 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 graduate students  and faculty.... more

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Dey Hall - Toy Lounge

Speaker: Claire Scott: "Childless Mother: Constructing and Deconstructing Tropes of Pornography and Melodrama in Elfriede Jelinek's Lust"  

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Rubenstein 349 - Duke University

Dr. Stefan Buchwald, Director of the German Information Center, will be giving a short presentation and Q&A session on the perceptions of Germany within the American imagination, based on the findings of a survey conducted by the German Information Center in 2016.   Dr. Stefan Buchwald  

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UNC - Dey Hall 314

The Theory Reading Group will reconvene next month, this time on the other side of the Rhine in order to consider three works by philosopher Hans Blumenberg. Perhaps best known for his philosophical treatise on the metaphor (Paradigms for a Metaphorology) from 1960, Blumenberg later expanded his... more

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Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, FHI

Interfacing Literary and Cultural Studies with the Cognitive Sciences, or: Re-cognizing Henry James The paper evolves from a book project that explores how literary and cultural analysis and cognition research can be mutually productive. Focusing on three central terms of cultural analysis (memory... more

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Dey Hall - Toy Lounge

Speaker: Matt Hambro - "Maxilillian's Ehrenpforte as Graphic Narrative"    

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The Duke University Department of German cordially invites you to the inaugural Duke in Berlin Lecture The Plasticity of Time: Morphology in the Twentieth Century In the context of his morphology, Goethe developed a technique of sequential formation that influenced several very different twentieth... more

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University Room - Hyde Hall, UNC at Chapel Hill

This event will be opened by our guest speaker Elizabeth Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. After her talk, local scholars from UNC and Duke will respond to her thoughts. Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Povinelli (Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology... more

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John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall (Room 240), Duke University

"Empire, Socialism & Jews" represents an ongoing project aiming to reconceptualize the Austrian Empire's place in Central European history and to write the Empire back into the Austrian national narrative. The project tracks the interaction between the Austrian imperial legacy, socialism and... more

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Ahamdieh Family Lecture Hall, Franklin Humanities Institute (Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, Duke University)

A conference exploring the philosophy of Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, and Émilie du Châtelet that aims to rediscover neglected works by early modern woman. The four day conference will focus on the early modern philosophers Margaret Cavendish, Anne Conway, and Emilie Du Châtelet and will... more

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The UNC William and Ida Friday Conference Center, UNC at Chapel Hill

The Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is taking a leadership role in bringing together international scholars, students, and the general public to explore antisemistism’s dark past and concerning present. There is an undeniable resurgence of antisemitism in many parts of the world (including North... more

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Donavan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall, UNC at Chapel Hill

Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of five books, including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (1995), Female Masculinity (1998), In A... more

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Toy Lounge, Dey Hall 4th Floor, UNC at Chapel Hill

Jack Halberstam is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Halberstam is the author of five books, including: Skin Shows: Gothic Horror and the Technology of Monsters (1995), Female Masculinity (1998), In A... more

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Old Chem, 119, West Campus, Duke University

Jørgen Bruhan, Professor at the Center for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies at the Linnaeus Universtiy in Växjö, Sweden, will present his talk with the title  “Intermedial analysis of narrative texts: Three dimensions” at the Old Chemistry Building at Duke University.

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UNC at Chapel Hill

Funded by UNC Global and the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, and hosted at UNC-Chapel Hill by the Departments of Communications and German and Slavic, this weeklong workshop explores the theme of “risky understanding” as it applies to both the aesthetic dimension and everyday... more

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East Duke Parlors - Pink Parlor Room

Presenter: Professor Jakob Norberg, Duke. The Parlors are located on the first floor of the East Duke building, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708.

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Donavan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall, UNC at Chapel Hill

We would like to invite you to join us for the second talk of the Spring semester! Dr. Priscilla Layne, assistant professor of German, will speak on "The Future is Unknown: Redefining Blackness in Afro-German Poetry"on Monday, March 28, 3:00 PM in Donovan Lounge.

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Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC campus

As a special edition of the Works in Progress series and as part of our Graduate Recruitment events Annegret Oehme will present her paper "Adapting Arthur".

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Room 569, Hamilton Hall, UNC Campus

The 2010 play Verrücktes Blut (Crazy Blood), written and directed by Nurkan Erpulat and Jens Hillje, tells the story of a high school teacher who wants to instill in her students—most of them with Migrationshintergrund — Friedrich Schiller’s humanist values of freedom and self-determination by... more

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Thomas Room, Lilly Library, Duke University

As approximately one million Syrians found their way to Europe over the past year, hundreds of thousands have so far settled on German soil, making it the largest receiving country in Europe. To the surprise of many inside and outside of that country, many—if by no means all—Germans have welcomed... more

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Person Recital Hall, UNC Campus

This two day academic conference is devoted to the rich musical heritage of Hanns Eisler, one of the most interesting figures in the first half of the 20th century, composer of the first twelve-tone-film score and of the national anthem of the GDR. Speakers include Andrea Bohlman, Knud Breyer, Joy... more

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Pink Parlor East Duke Building

If there is one dominant problematic that has emerged out of these past decades of struggle in Latin America, it is without a doubt the resurgence of the very question about the role of the state and its confrontation with various non-state or anti-state forms of politics, both violent and pacific—... more

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Room 569, Hamilton Hall, UNC Campus

The North Carolina German Studies Seminar Series invites you to attend Dagmar Herzog (Graduate Center, City University of New York) On Aggression: Psychoanalysis as Moral Politics in Post-Nazi Germany Sunday, 28 February 2016 5:00-7:00 pm Room 569, Hamilton Hall, UNC Campus The heyday of... more

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Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall (FHI Garage) C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse, First Floor

Literature, Philosophy, Ethics  with Niklas Forsberg (Uppsala) and Nora Hämäläinen (Helsinki) Thursday February 25: A Symposium on Literature and Moral Thought (open to the public, all welcome)  5 p.m., reception at 4:30 p.m. Niklas Forsberg: “Carver, Cavell and the Uncanniness of the Ordinary”... more

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East Duke Parlors - Pink Parlor Room

Presenter: Professor Inga Pollmann, UNC-Chapel Hill. The Parlors are located on the first floor of the East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

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314 Allen Building

Duke's English Department is hosting Christina Svendsen for a talk. Her talk is entitled “Glass Houses: Gropius, Scheerbart, Nabakov, and Modernist Notions of Transparency”.

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FHI, Smith Warehouse, the Garage

On February 20, the second part of a two-part symposium on melodrama takes place at the Garage in Smith's Warehouse. Organized by the Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) at Duke University, the symposium will engage with questions of melodrama and realism in different contexts.... more

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Duke University, Rubenstein Library, Carpenter Conference Room 249

Program: STEFANI ENGELSTEIN (Duke University): Multiplying Monotheisms: Ethnologizing Religion in the Late Eighteenth Century GABRIEL TROP (UNC Chapel Hill): Polarity, Indifference, Multiplicity JOHN H. SMITH (UC Irvine): Religion and Early German Romanticism: The Finite and the Infinite Sponsored... more

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FHI Garage (in the Smith Warehouse, Bay 4)

The goal of our spring 2016 symposium is to discuss how the Baconian method (broadly conceived) has provoked and inspired methodological debate, both in past centuries and in the present, about the nature and goals of "science." The symposium features three speakers drawn from the history of... more

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East Duke Parlors - Pink Parlor Room

Presenter: Professor Gabriel Trop, UNC-Chapel Hill. The Parlors are located on the first floor of the East Duke Buidling, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708.

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East Duke Parlors - Pink Parlor Room

Presenter: graduate student Tres Lambert. The Parlors are located on the first floor of the East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708

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UNC Campus Bookstore

Book reading. This event is part of the Triangle German Campus Weeks celebration of 25 Years of German Unity. Made possible by the generous support of the German Embassy, Washington.

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Duke Campus, Old Chem Bldg, Lobby and Room 119

Video installation by Karina Griffity, and talk by Dr. Priscilla Layne. This event is part of the Triangle German Campus Weeks celebration of 25 Years of German Unity. Made possible by the generous support of the German Embassy, Washington.

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East Duke Parlors - Pink Parlor Room

Presenter: graduate student Steffen Kaupp. The Parlors are located on the first floor of the East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708.

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East Duke Parlors - Pink Parlor Room

Presenter: Graduate student Heidi Hart. The Parlors are located on the first floor of the East Duke Building on Duke's Campus, 1304 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708