Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in April and early May. Events are free and open to the public. For further information call 212.998.8661 or visit www.nyu.edu/deutscheshaus.
A schedule of events follows:
Friday, Apr. 1, 6:30 p.m. Film series continues: Das war die BRD: The Eighties. Film screening: Christiane F. (Uli Edel, 1982). In German; English subtitles. An alienated 14-year-old girl and her boyfriend become addicted to heroin in Berlin. Features performance by David Bowie.
Tues., Apr. 5, 7 p.m. Reading by Milena Moser, Swiss-born novelist, reads from her work. Co-sponsored by the Swiss Consulate.
Fri., Sat., Apr. 8-9 Conference: “Weber’s Economic Ethics of the World Religions: New Perspectives.” This conference explores to what extent Weber’s analyses of religion in China and India, and of Ancient Judaism can still be considered valid in the light of results from contemporary research. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Tues., Apr. 12, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Transculturation and Disidentification: Queering Turkish Germany” by Christopher Clark, NYU.
Fri., Apr. 15, 7 p.m. Lecture, followed by film screening: “The End of Little Germany: The General Slocum Steamboat Disaster of 1904” by Edward T. O’Donnell— followed by a screening of the film Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum.
Tues., Apr. 19, 8 p.m. Lecture: “Religion in Modern Societies: Some Theoretical Considerations” by Detlef Pollack, holder of the Max Weber Chair at NYU.
Fri., Apr. 22, 7 p.m. Film series continues: Das war die BRD: The Nineties. Film screening: No More Mr. Nice Guy (Detlev Buck, 1993).
Tues., May 3, 3 p.m. Open Air Reading: Under the trees of the Deutshes Haus Courtyard Dieter M. Graef, writer-in-residence at Deutsches Haus, and other German and American authors read from their works.