Visit by German Activist/Writer Sharon Otoo

In May of 2016 our ASC in Germany group met with activist and writer Sharon Otoo in Berlin, Germany, and was let in on a secret: Sharon Otoo told us that she had been nominated to participate in the competition for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, likely the most prestigious award for contemporary German-language fiction. We were not allowed to…

When Early German Settlers met Native Americans

Please join us for Prof. Katie Faull’s lecture, Stories of the Susquehanna, on Monday, March 28, 2016, 3:30-4:30pm, in Bullock Science Center/Teasley Lecture Hall (open to the public). Prof. Faull has received several large NEH grants to translate and digitize documents from the Moravian archives in Bethlehem, PA. The Moravian community was founded by 18th-century German-speaking…

German Author Peter Schneider on 25th Anniversary of Fall of the Wall

National Public Radio today had an interview with German author Peter Schneider, asking him about his views of Berlin 25 years after those stirring  days in November 1989 that brought down the wall and changed Europe’s history.Schneider has just finished a new book, called “Berlin Now,” where he brings to bear his experience of 50 plus…

German Author Jennifer Teege Will Read at ASC

Millions of people know about Amon Goeth, the commander of the former National Socialist concentration camp in Plaszow-Krakov in Poland, from Ralph Fienne’s performance of this character in Steven Spielberg’s film Schindler’s List (1993). This also applies to Jennifer Teege, for whom Amon Goeth was a distant historical figure until that specific day a few years ago,…

“Hanna’s Journey” at Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Today afternoon I’ll have the honor to introduce the German-Israeli co-production “Hanna’s Journey” at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival at Atlantic Regal Theater (2:35pm). “Hanna’s Journey” is the story of a young German student, Hanna, who begins to question her sole focus on a desired career as jet-setting consultant during a volunteer internship in Israel….

Stories Without Borders by Anant Kumar

Thank you to everyone who came out to listen to Anant Kumar’s reading. Kumar presented from his wide-ranging oeuvre including short stories and poems that address life in contemporary Germany as well as the pitfalls and surprises a globally connected world creates.

Indian-German Writer Anant Kumar @ Agnes Scott College

Anant Kumar, a German author of Indian descent, is currently traveling in the US and will be at ASC this week to visit classes and read from his work (in English) on August 29, 6pm, in the Luchsinger Fireplace Lounge (see the poster to the right). The event is free and open to the public….

More on Ruth Klüger’s Visit

Last week, Ruth Klüger, retired professor of German Studies, writer, witness to and survivor of the Holocaust, has visited Agnes Scott College. I’ve been too busy catching up with administrative work to post this earlier, but I wanted to thank everyone involved in Ruth Klüger’s visit. Ari Strudler, energetic and multi-talented ASC sophomore was a…

Author, Holocaust Survivor Ruth Klüger Visits Agnes Scott College

Ruth Klüger, professor emerita of German Studies and author of the critically acclaimed memoir “Still Alive,” is visiting Agnes Scott College to discuss both her work and her experiences with students and faculty. On Wednesday, March 20, from 7pm to 9pm, a new documentary about Ruth Klüger, “Landscapes of Memory – The Life of Ruth…

African-American Research Conference at Agnes Scott College

From March 13-16, Agnes Scott College will host the 10th bi-annual conference of the Collegium for African American Research (CAAR). The conference will bring over 200 international scholars to campus, who will discuss and present research projects on a wide range of topics connected to the history and culture of African people. One of five…

ASC “Showing Thinking” Exhibit

  Way back in August 2012, my colleagues Nell Ruby and Katherine Smith from the ASC Art and Art History Department invited me and another colleague to have a “creative breakfast”. They asked if we wanted to participate in an art exhibit that foregrounded the way we “think” and “create.” I had no idea that…