Last Language Standing Competition

Welcome 

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

Last Language Standing Competition

Welcome 

Shea House

Kaffeestunde

Election Brunch

2017 Prize Ceremony

German Film Festival

10:00-7:00
Minor Hall, Room 125

Second Annual German Film Festival at U.Va.
From Page to Screen: Filmic Translations of German-Speaking Literature

Refreshments provided throughout the day

9:45 AM: Welcome Address

10:00 AM: Two Times Lotte (Das doppelte Lottchen) - Josef von Baky, 1950

  • Based on the novel by Erich Kästner. "The Parent Trap" is based on this film.

12:30 PM: Presentation of Awards to Short Film Contest Winners and screening of winning films.

Imran Ayata Reading

1:00 P.M. 
NCH 236 

Born in Ulm, Imran Ayata is the author, to date, of three volumes of fiction (see poster). He was a founding member of the anti-racist group Kanak-Attak, and co-edited the song collection Songs of Gastarbeiter (2013).

Imran Ayata - Songs of Gastarbeiter

5:00 P.M.
UVA Chapel 

Born in Ulm, Imran Ayata is the author, to date, of three volumes of fiction (see poster). He was a founding member of the anti-racist group Kanak-Attak, and co-edited the song collection Songs of Gastarbeiter (2013).

The German weekly Die Zeit calls Mein Name ist Revolution one of the best novels of 2011, praising Ayata as a writer who can “like few others” describe “the unhappy joys of love,” especially when they are combined with depictions of the “politically precarious situation of the Kurds” born in Germany to migrant parents..

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Events

Today

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. German Movie Night
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Co-sponsored by the Max Kade German House at Shea.

Wednesday, October 3rd

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm

Saturday, October 6th

  1. Reading Days

Wednesday, October 10th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. German Movie Night
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End time: 08:00pm
    • Co-sponsored by the Max Kade German House at Shea.

Wednesday, October 17th

  1. Kaffeestunde
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 03:30pm
    • End time: 04:30pm
  2. William Coker, "Novel or New Mythology? Hölderlin's Hyperion and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein"
    • Where: New Cabell Hall 236
    • Start time: 04:00pm
    • End time: 05:30pm
    • Friedrich Hölderlin’s Hyperion and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein exemplify the European Romantic attempt to craft a distinctly modern mythology in an era marked by two revolutions: Kant’s Copernican turn in philosophy and the political revolution in Paris. Both works present a novelistic counterpoint to the German Idealist ambition of creating a “mythology of reason" (Mythologie der Vernunft). Enabling the sensuous experience of what for Kant are mere postulates of practical reason, this “new mythology” aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, supplanting religion and philosophy as the medium for the culture’s highest truths. As experiments in “new mythology,” however, Hölderlin and Shelley’s novels can best be described as controlled failures, whose failure in fact indicates what distinguishes the post-Enlightenment novel from its myth-making precursors in epic and tragedy.