German 10.00, Summer 2018, (12) Stadtbilder: Deutschland von Stadt zu Stadt


Deutschland von Stadt zu Stadt

Dieser Kurs stellt sechs der interessantesten Städte in Deutschland vor—Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Heidelberg, Augsburg und Köln. Zu jeder Stadt bietet die Sendereihe Stadtbilder der Deutschen Welle ein Video mit Manuskript und Übungen, eine Bildergalerie sowie Texte mit Vokabelglossar zu Sehenswürdigkeiten, berühmten Persönlichkeiten und historischen Ereignissen. Der Kurs macht auch von Videos der Deutschen Welle Gebrauch, die aktuelle Themen und Probleme in diesen Städten behandeln. Auch zu diesen Videos gibt es Manuskripte, Vokabelglossare und Übungen. Außerdem werden literarische Texte gelesen, deren Autoren aus drei diese Städte kommen: Heinrich Heine, Bertolt Brecht und Heinrich Böll. Der Kurs verbindet also deutsche Landeskunde mit Nachrichten aus Deutschland und mit der deutschen Literatur. (Text adapted, and expanded from: 

Displaced: Representing the (R)Emigrant in Postwar Cinema

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 - that

means: displaced persons. An annotated montage (60 min) of film sequences and texts characterizes the marginal, but revealing topos: remigration - between

longing and disappointment, between forgiveness and revenge, between re-eduction and outsider.


When Paul Came Over The Sea: Film Screening and Discussion

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 a film about Europe’s borders.

Soon afterwards, Paul manages to cross over to Spain on an inflatable rubber boat. He survives – but half of his companions die on this tragic 50 hour odyssey. Once in Spain, instead of getting psychological help, he is sent to an immigration detention centre on a prison island. It is only upon his release that Jakob and Paul meet again, at a Red Cross shelter in Granada. Because of the economic crisis in southern Europe Paul decides to continue on to Germany, the former colonizing power in Cameroon and the country of his dreams.

German Club Bake Sale to benefit Upper Valley Haven

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."

German film director Doris Dörrie is coming to Dartmouth! 

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 the Max Kade Center to watch Doris Dörrie's most recent movie, Grüße aus Fukushima [Fukushima, mon Amour]. The director will join afterwards to discuss the movie.

On Monday, February 26 at 12:30, the German Club and other interested students will meet Dörrie in Occom Commons to learn more about what it's like to make movies, write a screenplay, and work in the film industry.


Grimm Night returns in Spring Term

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.

In past years, students performed tales with voice, music and puppetry.

Upcoming Workshop Explores 19th-Century Media Inventories

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 the Humanities. All presentations are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of events, please visit the workshop homepage.