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Arriving in the Present: Transcultural Perspectives in Contemporary German-Speaking Contexts—A Reading Group

November 29, 2022 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · 011 East Pyne and Zoom

We are pleased to announce a new reading group, the first phase in a three-part initiative to expand and diversify the community of the Department of German at Princeton by fostering the study of an increasingly relevant field in German Studies: “Transnational Literatures” and “Literature of (Post-) Migration.” A group organized by Professors Sara S. Poor and Barbara N. Nagel and consisting of faculty and students from Princeton, Rutgers, and U Penn will meet six times in the coming academic year to discuss new works being discussed in social media, cultural venues, and in academic circles. Our objectives are twofold: 1) to familiarize ourselves with some recent primary materials (short story, novel, film, drama); and 2) to foster connections between Germanists both here and at our neighboring institutions.

NB: Hard copies of novels will be supplied for up to 30 students participating in-person.

Making this project possible is the generous support provided by a Flash Grant from Princeton University’s Humanities Council.

Please join us for our first hybrid meeting, held from 12:00-1:15 PM EST to accommodate faculty and students who are currently abroad. For those able to attend in person, lunch will be provided.

November 29: Ein von Schatten begrenzter Raum, Emine Sevgi Özdamar (novel, 2021)

Please RSVP if interested in participating, either in person or on Zoom, to Mary Grayson Brook, mbrook@princeton.edu. You must RSVP to receive the Zoom link. Please also use this email address to request a free copy of the novel, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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