New Course, Fall 2017: German 65.03 -- Masterpieces of German Drama

GERM 65.03 - Masterpieces of German Drama

This course treats eight of the greatest plays ever written in German, paired to highlight historical links, thematic continuities, and formal innovations persisting throughout the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Lessing's Nathan der Weise and Frisch's Andorra address issues of religious and racial tolerance; Goethe's Iphigenie and Kleist's Penthesilea analyze attitudes toward women; Schiller's Wallenstein and Brecht's Mutter Courage examine the causes of history; Büchner's Dantons Tod and Weiss's Marat/Sade debate the reasons for revolution. Aided by audio and visual means, students also read theoretical texts concerning theater as practiced in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Conducted in German. Open to all classes. Taught at 2 by Ellis Shookman. Distributive: LIT; WCult: W

Two Alumnae Win Scholarships from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Claire Park and Annelise Sauter Ortiz, both of the Class of 2016, have won scholarships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). For details, click on the headline above to see an article in Dartmouth News:



Graphic Artist Line Hoven offers Scratch Art Workshop

Our spring 2017 Max Kade Visiting Professor Line Hoven, gaphic artist and author of celebrated graphic novels in Germany,  is offering a srcatch art workshop for members of the LLCs and other student communities. All materials, snacks and drinks will be provided. The event takes place in Occom Commons, Goldstein Hall (Global Village) on Thursday, April 27 from 4-6 pm.

Conference: A Century of Filmkritik and Beyond


An Interdisciplinary Conference
Dartmouth College, April 13-16, 2017



For more than a century—dating as far back as 1907, when the first German-language film publications were first established—Filmkritik(criticism, historiography, all manner of cultural discourse on cinema) has been a prized form of expression, a thriving intellectual, journalistic, and professional enterprise.

A Grimm Night: Dramatic Reading of Fairytales

On a Grimm Wednesday night, students from the German club presented three folktales from the Brothers Grimm Collection to musical piano accompaniment.

The show included three imaginatively performed tales in English and German: The Bremen Town Musicians, Cinderella, and Rumpelstiltskin. For the show, students meet with Fulbright TA Sonja Kowalzik to rehearse and craft costumes and props.

The show's cast joined the audience to enjoy sweet chocolate treats and cookies after the show.