The start of the Spring 2020 semester promises an array of enlightening cultural programming.

Deutsches Haus at NYU is proud to announce its February calendar of events,
which includes a conversation about the new translation of Robert Musil’s Agathe; or, The Forgotten Sister; a fascinating panel discussion around the collaborative event Europa’s Opera: Three Acts; and a screening of the 2005 film The Edukators.

All events are held at Deutsches Haus at NYU, located at 42 Washington Mews (between University Place and Fifth Avenue). They are free, open to the public, and in English, unless otherwise noted. Seating for free events is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 212.998.8660 or visit Deutsches Haus at NYU’s website. [Subways: R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place); A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street).]

Monday, February 3, 6:00 p.m.
Agathe; or, The Forgotten Sister
: A Conversation between Joel Agee and Susan Bernofsky

Deutsches Haus at NYU and New York Review Books present a conversation with Joel Agee, who delves into Agathe; or, The Forgotten Sister, his new translation based on Robert Musil's unfinished masterpiece, The Man without Qualities. Agee is joined by translator Susan Bernofsky, who directs the program Literary Translation at Columbia in the Columbia University School of the Arts Writing Program. This event is sponsored by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).

Friday, February 7, 6:00 p.m.
Winterlust: An Evening with Bernd Brunner and Tess Lewis

Author Bernd Brunner reads from his new book, Winterlust: Finding Beauty in the Fiercest Season, (in a translation by Mary Catherine Lawler), which combines literature and art, science and history, modern pastimes and time-honored traditions in order to explore how humans have long survived and celebrated the coldest time of year. A conversation with writer and translator Tess Lewis will follow. This event is supported by Greystone Books.

Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 p.m.
Europa’s Opera: Three Acts: Panel Discussion with Producers

Deutsches Haus at NYU, in collaboration with NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and La Maison Française of NYU, hosts a panel discussion about Europa's Opera: Three Acts. Participants include Philip Shneidman, Dorian Bandy, and Judith Barnes, and the discussion will be moderated by Harvey Sachs. This conversation is part of Europa's Opera: Three Acts, which showcases productions by three of New York City’s most innovative opera companies, aimed to demonstrate the power of art and music to transcend national borders, and to act as a binding force, uniting people in a shared experience and common cause. This event is sponsored by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).

Friday, February 21, 6:00pm
CALA Spring 2020 Film Series: “Your Voices, Your Votes: Activism around the World”

As part of the CALA Spring 2020 film series, "Your Voices, Your Votes: Activism around the World,” the NYU Center for Applied Liberal Arts and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a screening of the 2005 film The Edukators, directed by Hans Weingartner and written by Armin Ortmann. The introduction will be held by Marie-Luise Goldmann and the film will be screened in German with English subtitles. This event is sponsored by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).

Monday, February 24, 6:00 p.m.
From Mutter der Kompanie to Madam Europe: Ursula von der Leyen and the Pursuit of Gender Equality
Joyce Mushaben
, professor of comparative politics at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, delivers a talk on Ursula von der Leyen's extensive record on equality policies in Germany, which will be followed by a conversation with Christian Martin, the Max Weber Visiting Chair in German and European Studies. This event is sponsored by the DAAD from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).

Friday, February 28, 6:00 p.m.
Short of Gefriertrocknung. Diesseits von Lyophilia: An Intercultural Dialogue between Ann Cotten and Ulrich Baer
Ann Cotten, the current DAAD Poetics Chair in NYU's Department of German at NYU, will give a short introduction to her extremely varied works of theory, prose, and poetry in German, and the rather eccentric ones in English. The readings will be accompanied by a conversation with NYU professor Ulrich Baer about why Cotten distrusts the so-called great; interculturality as a "sado-masochistic" relationship; and other topics. This event is sponsored by the DAAD with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).

About Deutsches Haus:
Deutsches Haus at NYU is New York’s leading institution for the culture and language of the German-speaking world. Located in historic Greenwich Village, Deutsches Haus is an integral part of New York University. Since 1977, it has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria and Switzerland through its three pillars—the language program, the cultural program, and the children's program.

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