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

Tue, 9/27 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · 011 East Pyne and Zoom

Humanities Council; German Department

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.

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 and a PDF of the reading.

September 27: Sharon Dodua Otoo, Herr Gröttrupp setzt sich hin (short story, 2016) (Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis)

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