News & Events

  • Displaced: Representing the (R)Emigrant in Postwar Cinema

    Talk by Dr. Heike Klapdorf (Berlin)

    May 15th, 4:30 PM
    Black Family Visual Arts Center 001
    Talk conducted in German


    In 1948, Alfred Polgar meant: the fate of the emigrants is that the homeland had become foreign to them. Autobiographies and

    correspondence testify that those returning after the war are not welcome, superfluous, humiliated, ignored, homeless, and desolate -...

  • Students met on Tuesday in 53 Commons to elect the 2018S German Club Leadership:

    President: Ilona Kiss '15

    Vice President: Tara Sweeney '19

    Treasurer: Hyo Lim Jeong '17

    German Club members communicate via Orgsync and the new German listserv (currently 139 subscribers). Messages containing news items can be mailed to [email protected]

  • When Paul Came Over The Sea, Film Screening and Discussion with Director Jakob Preuss

    Thursday, April 12, 2018  |  Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center @ 7 pm - Free and open to all. 

    SYNOPSIS: Paul is a migrant from Cameroon. He has made his way across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean Sea. This is where he meets Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin, who is researching...

  • Elections of German Club Officers for Spring of 2018 are held on Tuesday, April 10 at 11:30 am in 53 Commons, Upper Level. Cast your ballot for the German club president, Vice President, and Treasurer.

  • The German Club hosted a bake sale in Novack Cafe on Sunday to raise donations for the Upper Valley Haven, an organisation providing temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults as well as food to anyone in need. With an initial investment of $ 20 in baking supplies, the club raised approx. $ 250. German Club President Ilona Kiss was very pleased with student involvement and revenue turnout, called it "a huge return."

  • Criticially acclaimed German film director and author Doris Dörrie is coming to Dartmouth! 

    Doris Dörrie is a well-known German movie maker who has been working in the film industry for more than 30 years. She received numerous accolades including the German Film Award, Bambi Award, and the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. 

    On Sunday, February 25, 5-7 pm, the Max Kade German Center LLC and the Japanese Language Programm LLC will have a movie and pizza night in...

  • Nick Ostrau from the German Studies Department is bringing back A Grimm Night: Dramatic Readings of Folktales in Spring Term. The event complements the new German 14 course: The Brothers Grimm and the European Folktale Tradition offered at 2. Students who wish to participate in Grimm Night should contact [email protected] for an interest session in the first week of spring term....

  • The interdisciplinary workshop, co-organized by Assistant Professor of German Studies Petra McGillen, will bring seventeen US-based scholars to Dartmouth whose research revolves around nineteenth-century media and practices of collecting. Participants from the fields of German Studies, English Studies, History, and Media Studies will present work in progress in 10-minute "pitches" and a lively roundtable format.

    The workshop will take place on March 9 and 10 at the Leslie Center for...

  • "When Dennis Wegner, advisor for the Max Kade Living Learning Community, located in the Max Kade German Center, heard that “Human Flow” was coming to the Hop, he knew that residents would be interested in the film because the migrant issue is such a hot topic in Germany. Indeed, Germany is one of the countries highlighted in Weiwei’s film; Weiwei captures crowds of migrants attempting to cross into Hungary to reach Germany.

    Wegner said that he invited the other Living Learning...