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Thursday, November 7, 2019 — 9:00 AM EST

Legends of BerlinLegends and Dreams: Reinhard Kleist’s Graphic Narrative - Poster Exhibition

WCGS and GSS invite one and all to browse the halls of the Modern Languages building for an exclusive look at a poster exhibition of Reinhard Kleist's graphic novel Berliner Mythen. The poster series follows the taxi driver Ozan, who connects the audience to the diverse myths of Berlin by the streets he associates with the stories. When his passengers name their destination, Ozan always has a story to tell about Berlin‘s most varied people – from the tsar‘s daughter Anastasia to David Bowie. This exhibition has been organized by the course GER 308 German through Comics taught by Sara Marsh.

To compliment this exhibition WCGS has also invited Dr. Elizabeth (Biz) Nijdam of CENES at the University of British Columbia to speak on Tuesday, November, 12, 2019 at 3:00pm.
For more information about Biz's talk, please check out our event page here.

More details about the exhibition:

The exhibition is in the original German and is located on all three floors of the Modern Languages building. For a printable map of the exhibition please click here. See below for parking information.

The exhibition shows seven comics from the graphic novel Berliner Mythen (“Legends of Berlin”) by the award-winning cartoonist Reinhard Kleist. He received a German Youth Literature Prize and other awards for The Boxer, the biography of a Jewish boxer.

The Legends of Berlin are based on a collection of folklore from four centuries linked to the topology of the metropolis. Editor Michael Groenewald and Lutz Göllner, editor at the Berlin city magazine, Zitty, came up with the idea for the book. Reinhard Kleist thought up the background story: Ozan, a taxi driver, chauffeuring his passengers  through Berlin, telling them the legends about the places they are heading to, and listening to their personal stories. This creates a  special kind of city guidebook.

Berliner Mythen was published from 2013 until 2015 as a series in Berlin’s city magazine, Zitty.

ParkingParking lot C is a pay and display lot for visitors at a cost of $5.00 per day. Payment can be made with credit card or exact change ($1 and $2 coins). This lot is visible from University Avenue West but only accessible from Seagram Drive.
 

Accessible Parking can be found in between the Dana Porter Library (LIB) and the Modern Languages Building (ML). The cost is $5 coin entry ($1 and $2 coins). This area can be accessed off the ring road. Take a right after Ira G. Needles Hall (NH) building to access this parking.

Printable Map

Cost 
FREE
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ML - Modern Languages Building
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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