Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in October, including a three-day conference entitled “Image and Imagination” (Oct. 13-15) that brings together experts from the U.S. and Europe to discuss issues of the individual and collective imagination in creating and understanding images. All events, which are free and open to the public, take place at Deutsches Haus, unless otherwise noted. For further information, call 212.998.8663 or visit

A schedule of events follows:

Thurs., Oct. 6, 9 p.m. Photo exhibition opens: “Faces of DEFA” with portraits by Sandra Bergemann and interviews by Christopher Lemke. Exhibition, which runs through Oct. 31, features 12 East German actors in intimate portraits. Presented in tandem with film series, “Rebels with a Cause - The Cinema of East Germany” at the Museum of Modern Art.

Fri., Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Book launch: editors Maiken Umbach, University of Manchester, and Bernd Hüppauf, NYU, present Vernacular Modernism: Heimat, Globalization, and the Built Environment.

Tues., Oct. 11, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Die Gruppe 47” by Heinz Ludwig Arnold, Universtät Göttingen. In German.

Thurs.-Sat. Oct. 13-15 Conference: “Image and Imagination.” The growing importance of images in our culture has triggered intensive debate in the last few decades. Lectures and panels will explore the issues during this three-day conference. For further information, visit

Tues., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Panel discussion: “Schiller’s Theater,” with an opening lecture, “Schiller the Realist” by Jeffrey L. Sammons, Yale.

Fri., Oct. 21, 6:30 p.m. Film series continues: “A German Sense of Humor?!” series presents Im Juli (In July), directed by Fatih Akin, 2000, 99 min. In German/Turkish/Bulgarian/Serbo-Croatian with English subtitles.

Tues., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Reading: writer-in-residence Judith Kuckart reads from her work. In German and English.

Wed., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. Performance: Brahms’ complete song-cycle Die schöne Magelone (sung in German) is performed with a new narration in English. Note venue: NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W. 12th St.

Fri., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Lecture: “Die Expressionistische Sprache: Die Künstlergruppe der Brücke: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluf, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde, Otto Mueller” by Heike Stucke. In German.

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