NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host sociologist Arlie Hochschild, author of “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right” (Nov. 2), a screening of the documentary “Tamara” and a conversation with its director Peter Kahane (Nov. 3), a talk, “Five Theses on the Public Sphere” by cultural historian Laura Bieger (Nov. 17), and more in November.
All events are held at Deutsches Haus’ 42 Washington Mews location (at University Place), unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
“A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild”
Hochschild, a professor emerita at the University of California, Berkeley and the author of “Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right,” will discuss her findings showing a polarized U.S. electorate—and outline their implications here and abroad. The session will be moderated by Professor Christian Martin, the Max Weber Chair in German and European Studies at NYU.
The event is presented with NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.
Thursday, Nov. 2, 6:30 p.m.
“Polarization, Populism, and Politics in Germany and the United States: A Comparative Analysis”
Christopher Cermak, an editor at Handelsblatt Global Edition in Berlin, will lead “Polarization, Populism, and Politics in Germany and the United States: A Comparative Analysis,” an evening salon that will compare Europe, where 2017 elections across the continent have revealed both growing populism and polarization, with the United States in the era of President Donald Trump.
The event is organized with the American Council on Germany.
Friday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m.
“ ‘Tamara’: An Evening with Peter Kahane
Deutsches Haus will host a screening of Peter Kahane’s documentary “Tamara,” followed by a conversation with the director. “Tamara” is the story of a rock icon, Tamara Danz (1952-96), that galvanized an entire generation of East German youth. The film chronicles a period in the history of East German rock, with concert clips, rarely shown archival material, and moving interviews centering on the life of the charismatic and rebellious lead singer of the rock band Silly—viewed by many as East Germany’s Janis Joplin and Tina Turner.
Friday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m.
“ ‘Five Theses on the Public Sphere’: A Talk by Laura Bieger”
Deutsches Haus will host Professor Laura Bieger, its DAAD Visiting Scholar, for a talk, “Five Theses on the Public Sphere,” which posits that even in our visually inclined media age, the public sphere is nonetheless grounded in reading and readership.
Bieger, chair of American Studies, Political Theory and Culture at Germany’s Groningen University, is the author of “Ästhetik der Immersion” (“Aesthetics of Immersion”), which examines public spaces from Washington, D.C. to the Las Vegas Strip that assert their function aesthetically.
Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event.
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