GERMAN TABLE FALL 2014
Mondays 1:00-2:00PM - Foss, Private Dining Rm. – Questions? Email: akoch
FALL FILM SERIES: Film as Text
23 September – Rotkäppchen / 20 October – Sonnenallee / 24 November – Die Entdeckung der Currywurst (check Calendar for more details)
October – November 2014
Twenty-five years ago, the Iron Curtain fell—in Berlin and elsewhere. Or so goes the familiar story. But what if this story is incomplete? What if large parts of the border escaped the dismantling and never crumbled? What are they, why have we failed to notice them, and why should we pay more attention? Come and find out what a new understanding of the Iron Curtain has to do with the way we talk about borders today.
Yuliya Komska (Colby ’00), Assistant Professor of German Studies at Dartmouth College, presents a lecture that draws on her forthcoming book, The Icon Curtain: The Cold War’s Quiet Border (University of Chicago Press 2015). Information on the forthcoming book.
Career Panel: Across the Languages with Colby Alumni
Learn How to Leverage Your Language Skills on Your Career Path
Aileen Evans ’12 (French): Graduate Student, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Kenny Flynn ’09 (Japanese): Postdoctoral Scholar, University of New Hampshire
Andrew Lohsen ’06 (Russian): Graduate Student, Columbia U School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)
Carter Stevens ’13 (German): Law School Student at American U, Washington, D.C. Yvonne Siu Turner ’03 (Italian): Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs, Points of Light
A roundtable discussion with Lydia Moland (Philosophy), Raffael Scheck (History and Jewish Studies), Cyrus Shahan (German), Andreas Waldkirch (Economics), Jennifer Yoder (Global Studies and Government), and Chiara Walczyk (German Language Assistant). Moderated by Arne Koch (German).
There will be a reception immediately following the panel.
Co-sponsored with Colby’s Center for the Arts and Humanities, and the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement.