Edited with Florian Lippert.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Please join us for a conversation with Consul General Niels von Redecker of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. to discuss the stakes of the German elections and their significance for Europe and the future of transatlantic relations.
MONDAY, SEPT. 20, 12 PM, ROTUNDA, MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Free and open to the public. Everybody welcome.
Layne will speak on recent work by British writer Sharon Dodua Otoo, whose short story in German “Herr Gröttrup sits down” won the 2016 Bachmann literature prize. Layne argues that Otoo offers Afrofuturist and posthumanist narratives informed by Black feminist thought, approaching desubjectivation without becoming nihilistic or focusing on violence and sexuality, and instead offering more positive hopes for the future.
Co-sponsored by UVA’s Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies
Thanks to a generous grant from Prof. Walter H. Sokel (1917-2014), the German Department is offering a prize of $300 to the best essay of at least 3,500 words on German literature or culture. The essay may be in English or German. Students may submit revised and/or expanded essays completed for classes taught by the German Department. Final papers written for courses during Spring 2018 may be eligible.
Entries should be submitted to Prof. Paul Dobryden (email@example.com) by May 8.
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