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Littera borealisKrishna Winston’s essay, “Was zu Günter Grass in der englischsprachigen Welt gesagt werden muss,” appeared in October 2014 in Volume 14 of Littera borealis, Edition zur zeitgenössischen Literatur im Norden, published by the Literaturhaus Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel. The Grass volume features an interview with the writer, conducted by the director of the Günter Grass House in Lübeck, and essays by a number of Grass’s translators. It was presented to Grass on the occasion of his 87th birthday.

photoOn October 3, 2014, professors Lutz Hüwel and Krishna Winston were guests of Germany’s Consul General in Boston, Herr Rolf Schuette, for a celebration of Germany’s Day of Unity at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Connecticut. The reception highlighted the state of Baden-Württemberg, with which Connecticut maintains an official exchange focused on education and business. Since 1998, 50 Wesleyan graduates and graduate students have spent a year in Germany under the auspices of the exchange, and numerous students from Germany have come to Wesleyan. At an October 2 dinner at the Avon-Old Farms Inn, both professors were also present when the head of the visiting delegation from Baden-Württemberg, Minister of Higher Education, Research, and the Arts Theresia Bauer, presented a distinguished-service medal to Renate Seitz, who administers the B-W Exchange for the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

“Die letzten Tage der Menschheit” by Deborah Sengl, 2013 Photograph: © Deborah Sengl/Photo by Mischa Nawrata

“Die letzten Tage der Menschheit” by Deborah Sengl,
2013 Photograph: © Deborah Sengl/Photo by Mischa
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Leo Lensing’s commentary on Austria’s exploitation of The Last Days of Mankind, Karl Kraus’s great anti-war drama, to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, is featured this week on the homepage of the The Times Literary Supplement.

 

Come to the German House, converse in German as good as you can :), eat cake, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

Location:  65 Lawn Ave,
Time: Friday, November 14th 4:00-5 p.m.
For more information, please contact Toys.
Kaffeeklatsch

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Please join us for our  fourth and last lecture in the German Department’s fall series on commemorating the 25th year of the fall of the Berlin Wall, this Thursday, November 6, in the Downey House Lounge at 4:15 PM. In her talk, “The Wallpeckers,”  Krishna Winston introduces and reads from Günter Grass’s novel, Too Far Afield.

Refreshments will be served.

OPEN HOUSE

 

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DO YOU WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT …

  • THE GERMAN STUDIES MAJOR & MINOR?
  • STUDYING IN GERMANY?
  • SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS?

THEN JOIN US THIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, at 4:15 PM in FISK 403.

REFRESHMENTS SERVED!

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Bellamy Pailthorp ’89 is a news reporter in Seattle with KPLU Public Radio, one of the leading NPR stations in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Wesleyan with High Honors in German Language and Literature in the spring of 1989. She went to Berlin on a Fulbright scholarship that September, to pursue a project on dramaturgy and Bertolt Brecht. Little did she know she would end up working as an interpreter for journalists during the fall of the wall – an unforgettable experience that led to her career as a broadcaster. She lived in Berlin from 1989-1998, eventually working as a TV producer at Deutsche Welle TV and freelancing for other outlets. She now covers the environment beat at KPLU. In this talk, she will share anecdotes about her experience in Berlin before, during and after the fall of the wall.

“25 Years: Fall of the Berlin Wall” is co-sponsored by the German Embassy in Washington D.C. All events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 860-685-3359.

The German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle is offering a high level eighteen month journalism traineeship for English native speakers. We are looking for talented young people with an interest in politics, society and culture. Apart from English as a native language, we are looking for applicants with some knowledge of German and possibly one of our thirty other Deutsche Welle broadcast languages.

The traineeship is paid (around 1,600 Euros per month) and can lead to employment in one of our departments in Bonn or Berlin.

The traineeship consists of six months of theory and practice-oriented seminar blocks with a focus on the latest developments in journalism, for example multimedia storytelling and data-driven journalism, as well as live reporting, television and presenting. Alongside the seminar blocks, trainees spend nine months doing placements in various DW editorial departments in Bonn, Berlin and one of our foreign bureaus in Brussels, Washington or Moscow.

As we are expanding our English program, we are keen to offer the opportunity to graduates of top British and American universities and journalism schools.

More information about the trainee program.

Online applications are currently being accepted. The deadline is October 31, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Karhausen (DW Akademie – Journalistische Ausbildung / Journalistic Training Department)

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest at the German House on 65 Lawn Ave.

When: Saturday, October 25, from 4-6 p.m.

Come and sample pretzels, pumpkin pie, and German sausages.

 

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Call for Applications: DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2015 (postmark date). For additional information on this grant and how to apply, please visit: www.daad.org/undergrad

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Watch the movie online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcV0vhObzxs

November 14, 12:00pm EST

Internship Opportunities with UAS7 & Cultural Vista
Internships are essential to gain relevant work and research experience. Gaining that work experience in an international setting allows students to add another language to their resume and it encourages growth beyond the working environment.
In this webinar, DAAD joins forces with UAS7 and Cultural Vistas to talk about internship opportunities in Germany. The presenters introduce their internships and speak about the application process. This webinar offers information on internships for all fields and for students with various levels of German, including no prior German knowledge. All presenters will be available for questions during and after the webinar.

Please join us for the  first lecture in the German Department’s fall series on commemorating the 25th Year of the Fall of the Berlin
Wall.

This Wednesday, October 15 in FISK 210 at noon, Prof. Sarah Wiliarty will speak on “ The Fall of the Berlin Wall – A Political Perspective.”

Refreshments will be served.

“25 Years: Fall of the Berlin Wall” is co-sponsored by the German Studies Department and the German Embassy in Washington D.C. All events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 860-685-3359.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German Studies Department has received a grant from the German Embassy in Washington DC and is looking for creative submissions pertaining to the historic event. Submissions can include a poem, a 1000-word essay, a one-page cartoon, a digital story, or even a collage. The best three submissions will receive gift card prizes of $200, $100, and $50 respectively. Please submit all entries to Debbie Pozzetti in Fisk 401 by November 9 at 4:00PM.

If you have any questions, or would like to submit your work electronically, please contact Prof. Iris Bork-Goldfield

For more events about the Fall of the Wall, please visit the many talks on campus throughout the month.

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Come to the German House, converse in German as good as you can :), eat cake, and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

 Location:  65 Lawn Ave,
Time: Friday,  October 10th 4:00-5 p.m.
For more information, please contact Toys.
 
Kaffeeklatsch

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