Fall 2015 German Film Series Starts on Thursday, Sep 24!

Fall wouldn’t be fall without watching a German film now and then–we’ll get started on Thursday, Sep 24, at 7pm in Campbell Fanny Graves auditorium (Room 128). The series will offer a survey of more recent German cinema, from the historical to the culinary. Students with an interest in history want to make sure to not…

German Expressionism and its influence on Tim Burton

Director Tim Burton’s films have shaped American cinema, from Edward Scissorhands to Alice in Wonderland and, most recently, Inside Out. ASC German film students who have watched and discussed Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, Murnau’s Nosferatu, and Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari will not be surprised by this great video clip that actually compares Burton’s drawing on German Expressionism shot…

“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….

Music and Emotions in Postwar German Film

Courses and finals are over, the grading continues. What makes it fun are examples of creative and inspiring student work. Here’s an example from the final projects in German 330 “Postwar German Cinema”:

German Studies Courses 2013-14

It’s advising time and we invite you to check out the German Studies course descriptions for 2013-14. In addition to the elementary, intermediate, and advanced language courses, the German Studies program also offers a series of upper-level courses in English on topics such as German Cinema and German Cultural Studies. These courses are open for…

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…

German Film Series Tonight: “Rotation” by Wolfgang Staudte, 1949

Wolfgang Staudte’s 1949 release Rotation continues the director’s engagement with postwar German society. Produced by the East-German company DEFA, Rotation tells the story of an unassuming worker in a printshop, who does not like the National Socialists but avoids confronting them in order to safeguard his employment and his modest standard of living. As the war drags on,…