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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Guttenberg to Google Street View

Poster: Guttenberg to Google Street View Poster (PDF)

Christophe Fricker, Craig-Kade writer in residence at Rutger University, held an entertaining and informative lecture on Guttenberg to Google Street View – Germany today as seen by its Cartoonists, on October 4th 2011.

The 2013 Jakob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm Lecture will be given by Harvard film scholar Eric Rentschler. Professor Rentschler, who will also be receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Waterloo for his leading scholarship in film studies, will be speaking on the film The Lives of Others / Das Leben der Anderen, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2007.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Von Berlin to Kitchener: Connotations and Cultures, A Discussion Panel

Berlin’s name change to Kitchener was not just a simple vote. Tumultuous times divided the otherwise peaceful city into two groups, reflecting the Great War that had erupted in Europe two years prior and, in the end, made the name change in 1916 Berlin/Kitchener anything but simple.

Election battles were fought ferociously in pre-World War One Germany, when most middle-class Germans still opposed formal democracy. Anti-democrats deployed many exclusionary strategies that flew in the face of electoral fairness.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Reading Group for Christopher Kloeble's "Almost Everything Very Fast"

Join us for a reading group and then meet the author afterwards! Almost Everything Very Fast is German award-winning author Christopher Kloeble's 3rd book and his North American debut. (His 4th book, Die Unsterbliche Familie Salz, just came out in August.)

Monday, December 5, 2016 5:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Animal Studies and the Voice of the Other

Ron Broglio will trace back to the 18th-century sensibility movement contemporary post-humanist ideas of animals having a voice. In his talk, he will pursue what animal studies can push against in terms of the animal “rights” movement.

His publications include:

Monday, February 6, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

Grimm Lecture 2017 - Timothy Snyder : The Holocaust as History and Warning

Timothy Snyder, author of the widely successful book Black Earth, believes we have misunderstood the Holocaust and the essential lessons it should have taught us. If the Holocaust was indeed, as Snyder’s carefully constructed argument will demonstrate, a result of ecological panic and state destruction, then our misunderstanding of it has endangered our own future. The world of the early twenty-first century resembles the world of the early twentieth more than we realize—and some of our own sensibilities are closer to those of Europeans of the 1930s than we might like to think.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Luther Year 2017: Did Luther Invent High German?

In 1517, Martin Luther published the Ninety-Five Theses, and 2017, "The Luther Year," celebrates the 500th anniversary of this beginning of the Reformation. Luther’s German translation of the Bible has remained influential to this day; his hymns are still sung; and many still use his proverbs. But does all this make him the inventor of High German?