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Departmental Events

2023/24 Academic Year

Fall 2023

Max Kade Writer-in-Residence Talk by Dorothee Elmiger: "Glaciers, Solo Cups, and Brecht. Writing Resistance."  (Sep 22, 2023)

Book Talk by Dr. Andrea Rottmann: "Queer Lives Across the Wall. Desire and Danger in Divided Berlin, 1945-1970" (Oct 23, 2023)

Winter 2024

Film Screening of Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1882 (Jan 17, 2024)

Live Performance + Artist Talk: "Artistic Nomad" with Berlin-based performance artist Nezaket Ekici (Mar 20, 2024) Also provided a 2 day, hands-on Workshop on embodied artmaking (Mar 22-23, 2024)

weitergeben website: planathon (Jan 19, 20204) + launch celebration (Apr 9, 2024) A database of teaching ideas and research resources dedicated to uplifting the heterogeneity of German cultures across time, genre, and medium. 

Archive of Past Events:

Film Screening of Fremde Haut (Dec 6, 2022)

Identities Abroad - ADEI Study Abroad Information Session (Oct 25, 2022)

Talk by Dr. Max Czollek - "Revenge: Fantasy and Self Determination in Jewish Discourse (Sept 20, 2022)

MLK Day Event: Film Screening of From Swastika to Jim Crow with introduction by Mary Rodena-Krasan (Jan 12, 2023)

Film Screening of Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities (Feb 6, 2023)

A Humanities Afrofutures Event: "The Future of Black Studies: U-M Faculty Panel"  (Feb 20, 2023)

Gay Rights and Queer Pleasure: Laurie Marhoefer and Kyle Frackman in Conversation (Mar 2022)

MLK Day Event: Film Screening of Schwarze Adler (Jan 2022)

The Transnational German Studies Workshop (May 2021)

MLK Day Event: Film Screening of At Second Glance and Q&A with Sheri Hagen (Jan 2021)

Film Screening of The Aryans with Mo Asumang (Oct 2019)

MLK Day Event: Film Screening of Afro.Germany (Jan 2019)

Film Screening of Millis Awakening; Q&A with director Natasha Kelly (Feb 2019)          

Talk by Priscilla Layne: “Afrofuturist Challenges to Humanism: The Fiction of Sharon Dodua Otoo” (Apr 2019)

Talk by Katrin Sieg:  “Decolonizing History at the Museum” (Oct 2018)

Talk by Claudia Breger: “Making Worlds: Affect and Collectivity in Contemporary European Cinema” (Nov 2018)

Event with Bernice Severin:

            In Fall 2018, students in Dutch 160 met Bernice Severin, Amsterdam-based Dutch social worker             invited to UM by Dr. Larry Gant, Professor of Social Work. Ms. Severin shared her long             experience working with victims of sex trafficking. Ms. Severin complicated the students             preconceived ideas of "the Red Light District" with a complex story of a culture. Students             learned that extensive systems of help and resources for victims follows overwhelming realities             of exploitation, suffering and discrimination.

MLK Day Event: Film Screening of Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 (Jan 2018)

Transnational German Studies Workshop (May 2017)

Visiting Max Kade Writer in Residence: Turkish German author Selim Özdoğan (Fall 2016)

Flowers for Othello: Bilingual Performance with Esther Dischereit and Selim Özdoğan (Nov 2016)

Talk by Ipek A. Celik Rappas "In Permanent Crisis: Refugees from European Media to Cinema" (Apr 2016)