Radicals and Art in Weimar Germany

Panel discussion in conjunction with the exhibition Changing Visions: Prints, Drawings, and Photographs during the Weimar Republic and After Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:00 noon Fisk Hall, 262 High Street, Room 208 Speakers will include Erik Grimmer-Solem, Associate Professor of History; Ulrich Plass, Associate Professor of German Studies; and Krishna Winston, Marcus L. Taft … Read moreRadicals and Art in Weimar Germany

Krishna Winston receives the Order of Merit

The German Consul General will bestow the Order of Merit to Professor Krishna Winston on Monday, February 13. The Order of Merit, in Germany also referred to as the Bundesverdienstkreuz, was instituted by Federal President Theodor Heuss in 1951. It is the highest tribute the Federal Republic of Germany pays to individuals for services to … Read moreKrishna Winston receives the Order of Merit

Handke’s Moravian Night translated by Krishna Winston

Krishna Winston, the Marcus L. Taft Professor of German Language and Literature, translated The Moravian Night: A Story by German novelist Peter Handke. The American translation was published in December 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York. Reviews of the translation have appeared in The New York Times, the New York Review of Books, and Kirkus. … Read moreHandke’s Moravian Night translated by Krishna Winston

Gutekunst Prize for Emerging Translators

To all our German students, and recent GRST graduates! Here is an exciting opportunity in German-English literary translation.  Applicants will translate a text from a contemporary German novel into English and compete to win a $2,500 prize.  Past winners have gone on to publish distinguished book-length translations. More information at: https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/kul/ser/uef/gut.html The Gutekunst Prize for Emerging … Read moreGutekunst Prize for Emerging Translators

Thank you for Smoking. The Unintended Consequences of Lucky Strikes

On Dec. 8, Wesleyan will hold Wesleyan Thinks Big, a biannual TED-talk style event featuring Wesleyan faculty and administrators giving 10-minute speeches on an experience, a personal passion, an existential question or another topic of their choosing. The event will take place at 5 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. This year’s event is being coordinated by Catherine … Read moreThank you for Smoking. The Unintended Consequences of Lucky Strikes

“Second Class Refugees”: The Struggles of Lesser-Known German Jewish Writers in the U.S.

xxxxx 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 … Read more“Second Class Refugees”: The Struggles of Lesser-Known German Jewish Writers in the U.S.

Jewish Life in Germany Before and After the Holocaust

xxxxx xxxxxxx We launch our series “Germany Meets the U.S.” next Friday, Sept. 23 in Fisk 208 from 12-1:00PM. There will be three short presentations on Jewish Life in Germany Before and After the Holocaust. Thomas Reid ’18: Jewish and Christian Faith in Dialogue. Religious Thought in Germany in the Shadow of the Holocaust. Sophia … Read moreJewish Life in Germany Before and After the Holocaust

German Studies Graduates – 2016

      Hein Jeong ’16, a German Studies and Philosophy double major, wrote an honors thesis about thinking through Hegel, Marx, and Marcuse and asks, “How do we think and talk to inspire and guide actions that change our world?” The thesis is entitled, Dialectic of Thinking and Talking. Henny received the Scott Prize … Read moreGerman Studies Graduates – 2016