Iris Bork-Goldfield to speak at Middletown Film Festival

Tuesday, November 5, 7 PM, Center for Film Studies

In July – directed by Fatih Akin, Germany, 2000, 99

A charming comedy focusing on a somewhat naive and geeky teacher Daniel (Moritz Bleibtreu) as he embarks on a wondrous road trip in search of his dream girl. And it all starts at the beginning of his summer holiday, when he buys a ring from the aspiring artist and street vendor Juli (Christiane Paul). The ring bears a Mayan sun symbol, which, according to Juli, has the power to lead him to the woman of his dreams.  Will he find her?

Introduction by Iris Bork-Goldfield

Organized by Russell Library



Kaffee und Plätzchen



Come and join us this Friday afternoon to  converse in German, while eating cookies and drinking coffee.

Location: German House, 65 Lawn Ave

Time: Friday, November 1st 4:30-6pm

If you have any questions, please contact house manager  Kaito Abe.

You can also join the German House on facebook.

DAAD Summer course grants

Upcoming Deadline for Two DAAD Grants

The Summer Course Grant provides scholarships to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material.

For additional information on this grant and application details, visit:

The Intensive Language Course Grant provides scholarships to graduate students at North
American universities to attend 8-week intensive language courses at leading institutes in

For additional information on this grant and application details, visit


Faculty members and advanced students in the humanities, social sciences and related fields are invited to apply for co-funding to organize workshops, seminars and conferences that embrace the interdisciplinary and/or comparative study of the history, politics, economics, law, society, culture and the arts of Germany.Deadline for application is October 31, 2013, for conferences between January – June 2014.

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This specialized DAAD program offers up to ten German Studies Research Grants to highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students who are nominated by their department/program chairs. The grant may be used for short-term research (one to two months) in Germany or – in exceptional cases – North America.

Deadline for application is November 1, 2013.

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Come and celebrate and try some

Weißwurst (veal sausage)Sauerkraut, Kartoffelsalat (potato salad) and Apfelsaftschorle (sparkling apple juice)

at the German House on 65 Lawn Ave.,

on October 11, at 6 p.m.

sponsored by the German House and the German department