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…

Germany 25 Years after the Fall of the Wall

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about history and culture in an international perspective: Three of our German exchange students, Anna Beier, Carolin Hehl, and Hannah Ziehm will discuss how Germans view the East – West relations in Germany 25 years after the wall came down. (Event will be in English, for more information consult…

ASC Board of Trustees Chair: “Learn Foreign Languages”

Clyde Tuggle, Coca-Cola’s senior vice president and chief public affairs officer, knows what he talks about when he describes foreign languages as crucial skills in today’s global environment: He states that his undergraduate degrees in German and economics (as well as a master’s in divinity) made him better prepared for his career at a globally operating…

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 Film Series Starts with “Murderers Are Among Us”, 1946

This year’s German film series will begin tonight, Monday, January 28, 7-9pm, in Buttrick Hall G-4, with a screening of The Murderers Are Among Us (1946). The screening is open to the ASC community and the film is subtitled. You can download the entire program of the filmseries here. Wolfgang Staudte’s 1946 release Die Mörder sind unter…

ASC in Germany Participants Present Interdisciplinary Projects

In May 2012 a group of ASC students spent two weeks in Germany, exploring the country and also working on a series of interdisciplinary projects. One student, for instance wrote a blog focusing on public health; another student explored art and the commemoration of the Holocaust. Politics and campaign financing were at the heart of…

In Memoriam Christa Wolf

Christa Wolf, one of Germany’s iconic 20th-century writers, died Thursday at the age of 82. Born in then-Polish Landsberg in 1929, Wolf began her career in East Germany as a supporter of the Communist regime. Over time, she developed into a critic of the “realsozialistische” government in the GDR. One of her many novels, The…

News from the Language Classrooms

What are German students producing in their language classrooms? As the semester draws to a close, we will share some examples of the work going on. Here is a start: