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”:

Wladimir Kaminer To Speak At Emory U

Wladimir Kaminer, author of the popular novella “Russendisko”, will speak and read from his texts at Emory University on Tuesday, October 2, at 7:30pm in the Oxford Building’s 3rd Floor. (Kaminer will read in German.)

German Sci-Fi classic “Metropolis” to be Screened at Woodruff Arts Center

Update September 26, 2012: This event has been postponed to Spring 2013! Consult the Sonic Generator website for more information. Fritz Lang’s iconic science fiction film Metropolis (1927) will be screened at the Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 8:30-11:30pm. That’s fantastic. What’s even better: The film–often cited as inspiration for films such…

ASC German Studies Hosts Lecture on “Degenerate Music”

When the National Socialists came to power in Germany in 1933, the decisively changed the artistic landscape: Whatever did not fit their aesthetic norms of good “Germanic” art was labeled “entartet [degenerate]”. This happened in the realm of visual art and music. To emphasize that point, traveling exhibitions labeled “Degenerate Art” and “Degenerate Music” were…

Musik am Freitag

We are trying out a new feature here: Every Friday, you will find a clip with music from one of the German-speaking cultures. Our goal is to find alternative, off-the-mainstream groups that give you an inside into what’s happening in the arena of music. We’ll begin with an Austrian band called “Laokoongruppe,” a formation that…