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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Becoming Black: Film Screening with Director in Attendance

This event has passed please visit our website for a recording.

This event is part of an ongoing series, All Black Lives Matter, being run in cooperation with the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, The University of Toronto, and Africana Studies at Rutgers University-Camden.

Earlier this year, we accepted applications for our first Diversity and Inclusion Grants, whose purpose is to provide scholars and programs with some financing to support initiatives aimed at improving diversity and inclusion in German studies in Canada. Two upcoming events have received funding from the grant. Click on the event links for more details:

Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Der Reisende / The Passenger: a Novel, Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz, trans. by Philip Boehm

Hailed as a remarkable literary discovery, a lost novel of heart-stopping intensity and harrowing absurdity about flight and persecution in 1930s Germany

From World War I until the late 1950s, Catholics in Germany reported more instances of stigmata and visions of the Virgin Mary than at any time in modern history. This lecture emphasizes the stigmata of the charismatic Therese Neumann of Bavaria and the Cold War apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the small town of Heroldsbach. Neumann’s story in particular reveals much about the fall of German democracy in the 1920s and the relation of Catholics to the Third Reich.