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Professor Krishna Winston’s talk “Second Class Refugees”: The Struggles of Lesser-Known German Jewish Writers in the U.S.  is the second event in our series “Germany Meets the U.S.” and will take place Wednesday, October 5th, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., in Fisk 208. Refreshments will be served.

Professor Winston will talk about German Jewish writers who had been quite well known in Germany but who struggled to establish themselves professionally when they emigrated to the U.S. and thus endured great economic and emotional hardship. Among them are Mehring, Hans Sahl, Curt Riess, and Heinrich Eduard Jacob. Her parents, the distinguished translators Richard and Clara Winston, knew these authors personally and translated their works into English. Krishna will draw on her collection of letters exchanged between these refugees and her parents as well as on her own memories.

COME AND LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS,

students who studied in Hamburg and Berlin

or attended summer programs and did internships in Germany

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GLOBAL STUDIES CENTER in FISK 201

Wednesday, September 21,2016 – 12-1PM

Lunch will be provided!

 

 

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On April 10th, Wesleyan German students and friends went to New York City to see Ephraim Lessing’s Nathan the Wise at the CSC company with academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham as Nathan.

This was followed by a lovely meal at the Loreley Biergarten.

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Join us this Friday, February 12 at 8:00PM in USDAN 108 for Germany’s newest TV series Deutschland ’83 (English subtitles).

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In a divided Germany in 1983, naive 24-year-old East German soldier Martin Rauch is pulled from his benign post as a border guard and given a new assignment: undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service in West Germany. Hiding in plain sight as Moritz Stamm in the West German army, Rauch must gather NATO military secrets. As he veers between father figures, love interests, and East and West Germany, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal. The coming-of-age story — created by American journalist and author Anna Winger and her German husband, Jörg Winger — is the first German-language drama to be aired on a major U.S. network.

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Presenter: Chris Steidl

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Friday, December 4, at 7 pm

at the German House (65 Lawn Avenue)

for a get-together to read and talk about two German poems and to drink

hot cocoa.

The poems and English translations will be provided at the event.

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GRST-EventsAlso see Olivia Drakes article on our events.

 

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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.

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.

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