Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in October including a special lecture on October 12, to be held at NYU’s Silver Center (100 Washington Square East, room 703) by University of Zurich professor Elisabeth Bronfen entitled “Night Talks.” Most 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:

Tues., Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m. Reading: “Von Partituren, Lesezeichen undsoweiter” with images from artist Annegret Heinl” by Margot Scharpenberg, NY poet, reading in German and English.

Fri., Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “I am happy - aber glücklich bin ich nicht” Das deutschsprachige Exil in Los Angeles” by Cornelius Schnauber, UCLA. In German.

Tues., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: New York-based writer/director/choreographer talks about his “collaborations” with art ancestors and his current “collaboration” with Bertolt Brecht on the play The Round Heads and Pointed Heads.

Thurs., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: Otto and Ilse Mainzer Lecture Series presents Elisabeth Bronfen, University of Zurich, speaking on “Night Talks: A Philosophical Journey through Visual and Textual Representations of the Night.” Note venue: NYU Silver Center, 100 Washington Sq. East, rm. 703.

Fri., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Konfutse versteht nichts von Frauen: Autobiographisches, kleine Prosa und Gedichte von Margarete Steffin” by Ute Kaiser, German actress. (In German.)

Tues., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Mapping Colonial Space: German Geopolitics around 1900” by Oliver Simons, Harvard University.

Wed., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. Panel discussion: “Mit Out Sound: Moving Image Visual Culture and Technology” with Zoe Beloff, artist, professor, Queens College; Jonathan Crary, Columbia University; Jon Kessler, artist, professor, Columbia University. In conjunction with NYU’s Grey Art Gallery exhibition, “Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film 1880- 1910.”
Note venue: 19 University Pl., ground floor

Fri., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. Film screening: Aguirre der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, The Wrath of God), 1972. Werner Herzog. 94 min. Starring Klaus Kinski as Aguirre. (In German, with English subtitles).

Tues., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Verfahren: Procedures and Other Devices in Law, Science, Poetics, and Heinrich von Kleist” by Rudiger Campe, Johns Hopkins University.

Sat., Oct. 28, 6 p.m. Exhibition opens: “Permeable Self,” works by Tina Stolt. On display thru Nov. 24.

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