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Morris Glass, Holocaust Survivor. Tues. 4/16. 4pm Hendrix

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ECU’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, the Department of History, and the Honors College invite You to a Free Talk by

MR. MORRIS GLASS
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR

4 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 16
HENDRIX THEATER
(Mendenhall Student Center, ECU Campus)

Mr. Glass was just 11 when the Nazis invaded his native Poland on 1 September 1939.
Forty-two members of his family were murdered during the Holocaust and he was imprisoned in six death camps, including Auschwitz. Mr. Glass speaks on behalf of the millions who perished during the Nazis’ reign of terror.

This event is free and open to the public. *Given the graphic subject matter, parents interested in bringing children to this event are asked to use their best judgment.* For more information, contact Prof. David Smith or phone 252.328.5524.

Mr. Glass’s talk is made possible by the N. C. Council on the Holocaust.

24 March 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Prof. Molly Knight

Sunday, 24 March 2013, 5:00-7:00 pm, UNC Institute for the Arts and Humanities,  Hyde Hall, Incubator Room, UNC-Chapel Hill

–TALK and DISCUSSION: “Volatile Masculinities in German and American Pop Literatures“, by Prof. MOLLY KNIGHT (Wake Forest University)
From the 1960s to the present day, one viewpoint has occupied the center of the Pop movement and controlled Pop texts’ portrayals of cultural upheaval and disillusionment: the disturbed and damaged young man who ultimately enacts violence on himself or others in the process of self-discovery. This presentation will examine the “angry young man” as protagonist in German and American Pop fiction of the 1990s, in particular the early works of Swiss author Christian Kracht and American author Bret Easton Ellis. While both Kracht and Ellis are typically associated with Pop’s emphasis on surface and superficiality, this lecture argues that in fact this surface is constructed as a means of containing a chaotic and potentially destructive emotional force, which becomes a pervasive metaphor for contemporary masculinity, and thus the Pop novels in question systematically reinforce a pessimistic notion of what it means to be a man – and indeed, a human being – in the late 20th century.
MOLLY KNIGHT is Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Wake Forest University. She is in the process of re-working her dissertation, Sympathy for the Devil: Volatile Masculinities in Recent German and American Literatures, as a monograph. Her teaching and research interests include 20th and 21st century German literature and film, gender studies, and horror film and fiction from the 18th century to the present day.
For more information see: www.unc.edu/ncgs

THIS WEEK

Monday, 4 March, 6 p.m., Bate 3008
–FILM: “Barbara” (2012),  dir. by Christian Petzold, with subtitles.

Germany’s official submission for an Oscar this year, and an “impeccably crafted Cold War thriller” (see flyer and website).
Info: Prof. Jones.

Wednesday, 6 March, 4-6 p.m., Cynthia Lounge (Mendenhall Student Center)
–GERMAN CLUB. Please come join us for German Club in Mendenhall’s Cynthia Lounge:
(Cynthia Lounge is the glassed-in area in Mendenhall on the right side at the main entrance)
Friends of our program and students of all levels are welcome! Info: Prof. Jensen.

Saturday, 9 March, 10 a.m. – Noon, New Rivers West Auditorium
–TALK: “Future of the Euro”, by Dr. Randall Parker, Department of Economics, ECU
How did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis?
The health of the euro affects and is affected by the state of the global economy.
How can European Union leaders prevent the collapse of the common currency?
Part of ECU’s Great Decisions Lecture and Discussion Series.
Sponsored by The World Affairs Council of Eastern North Carolina and East Carolina University.
Open to the public.  Full-time ECU students, staff and faculty may attend free of charge. Group rates are available upon request.
For more information see the Great Decisions webpage or call (252) 328-5520.

We hope you can join us this week for these exciting events. With best wishes, Prof. Smith (smithdav@ecu.edu)

 

German Events 2/24/13

Wednesday is a popular day once again for German-related activities; we hope you can join us as your schedule permits. — Prof. David Smith (smithdav@ecu.edu).

Wednesday, 27 Feb, 2-3 p.m., Mendenhall Student Center 244
–GLOBAL CAREER INFORMATION SESSION

Wednesday, 27 Feb, 4-6 p.m., Cynthia Lounge (Mendenhall Student Center)
–GERMAN CLUB. Please come join us for German Club in Mendenhall’s Cynthia Lounge:
(Cynthia Lounge is the glassed-in area in Mendenhall on the right side at the main entrance)
Friends of our program and students of all levels are welcome! Info: Prof. Jensen (jensenb@ecu.edu)

Wednesday, 27 Feb, 7:30 p.m., Bate 1003 (see flyer)
–FILM: “DIE VERLORENE EHRE DER KATHARINA BLUM”, Regie: Volker Schlöndorff und Margaretha von Trotta

Based on the novel by
Nobel Prize
author HEINRICH BÖLL.

Thursday and Friday, 28 Feb and 1 March, UNC-CH/DUKE U
–NCGS WORKSHOP: Creating Participatory Democracy: Green Politics in Germany since 1983
Info and Registration

GIVE to ECU GERMAN
If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to our program, and thus support students’ learning of German, both here and in Europe, please visit us here.

We thank you for your support.

German News 2/10/13

This Week

Monday, 11 Feb, 6 p.m. in Bate 3008
FILM: “DAS WUNDER VON BERN” — Sönke Wortman, 2003–in German with English subtitles

Additional Notes of Interest –

GERMAN SOLAR FIRM INVESTING 72M in ROANOKE RAPIDS

NCGS WORKSHOP: Creating Participatory Democracy: Green Politics in Germany since 1983
28 Feb and 1 March, UNC-CH/DUKE U
Info and Registration

GIVE to ECU GERMAN
Our program now has its own fund to support German students and German Studies in Eastern North Carolina. Find out more, and to make a tax-deductible contribution

Vielen Dank!

German Club meeting

I hope you will plan to attend the initial meeting of our German Club this Wednesday (13 Feb) at 4 p.m. in BATE to elect officers, set meeting times, and determine what we want to do this semester. If you can’t come then but want to be considered for a post, email Prof. Jensen at jensenb@ecu.edu.

When: 4 p.m., Wednesday, 13 Feb
Where: Lounge of Dept of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Bate Building). The Lounge is just down the hall from BATE 3324.