Deutsches Haus at New York University, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in February, including a lecture on February 27 entitled “Confesssions - Günter Grass in German History” by Yale University professor Ute Frevert. All events are free and open to the public. For further information call 212.998.8663 or visit www.nyu.edu/deutscheshaus.
A schedule of events follows:
Fri., Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Lola’s Legs: From Marlene Dietrich to Franka Potente and Beyond” by Simon Richter, Univ. of Pennsylvania. Richter’s current project focuses on the allure of the name Lola in the cinematic tradition.
Sat., Feb. 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Exhibition opens: “Berlin: A Renovation of Postcards”. Photo collages by Lois Weinthal. On display through Mar. 3.
Tues., Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “Language Study and the University: Addressing the Monolingual Handicap” by Mary Louise Pratt.
Tues., Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. Reading: Deutsches Haus writer-in-residence Matthias Zschokke reads from his work. In German and English.
Fri., Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m. Film series opens: “Faces of Rebellion.” This series examines the implications, unexpected events, and emotional dilemmas of protest. First film, The Legend of Rita (Die Stille nach dem Schuss), 2000, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, is a political thriller set in the later years of the Cold War. In German, English subtitles.
Tues., Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. Special event: “A Celebration of the Completion of the German Library in 100 Volumes - a 25-Year Endeavor”. Including German, Swiss, and Austrian writings from before 800 A.D. to the present, The German Library attempts to present the history of thought in one language to another - German to English. The idea was conceived in 1980 by Volkmar Sander, founder of Deutsches Haus.
Fri., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. Lecture: “A Father’s Expulsion, a Daughter’s Return: An Ethnic German Family Searches for Identity in the Aftermath of Genocide” by Karen Karbiener, NYU.
Tues., Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Max Weber Lecture Series: “Confessions - Günter Grass in German History” by Ute Frevert, Yale University.