Eder Muniz: The Art of Graffiti in Brazil and Around The World
This event will take place on Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the WGS mailing list for the link and further details.
With Jack Halberstam, Columbia University (https://english.columbia.edu/content/jack-halberstam)
Barbara Nagel, Princeton University (https://german.princeton.edu/department/people/faculty/core/barbara-nagel)
Elisa Santucci, Modern Languages and Literatures, JHU (https://krieger.jhu.edu/modern-languages-literatures/german/directory/graduate-students/)
Todd Shepard, JHU (https://history.jhu.edu/directory/todd-shepard/)
Katrin Pahl, JHU (https://krieger.jhu.edu/modern-languages-literatures/directory/katrin-pahl/)
Sponsored by the Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites you to a discussion of a precirculated paper.
Antje Pfannkuchen, (Dickinson College / ACLS Burkhardt Fellow)
Image, Language, Science: Hieroglyphs and the Romantic Quest for Primordial Truth
Monday, September 21, 2-4:00 pm
Please email Ms. Kimberly Holton (email@example.com) to register for the event.
The paper and the Zoom ID will be sent on request.
September 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Movie Nights Fall 2020
The forgotten boys of Brazil: A history of Nazis in Brazil – 1hr 19min 57’ Dir: Belisario Franca, 2016
This acclaimed documentary begins with the discovery of bricks marked with Nazi swastikas on a farm in the
countryside of Sao Paulo. It is revealed that during the 1930’s, fifty black boys were taken from an
orphanage in Rio de Janeiro and led to the farm. There, the boys were identified by numbers and subjected
to slave labor by a family that was part of the political, military and economic elite of the country. This
family did not hide their affinity for the Nazi ideology.
Discussion will be held via Zoom on September 24, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Join noted author Christy Wampole (Assoc. Professor of French, Princeton Univ.) Tues., Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. for a salon-style discussion of Degenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in Twenty-First Century France (U of Chicago P, 2020). The study charts the rise to prominence of dystopian discourses of decline and terror in works by such writers as Michel Houellebecq, Frédéric Beigbeder, and Aurélien Bellanger. Dr. Wampole’s previous books include The Other Serious (2015), on the fate of irony in the new millennium, and Rootedness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor (2016), an exploration of the botanical imaginary in twentieth-century French and German fiction and theory. Salon participants should request a Zoom weblink and passcode by writing Kimberly Holton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Xavier Vatin: Afro-Brazil: Race, Religion and Culture
Xavier Vatin is an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of anthropology at Universidade Federal do Reconcavo de Bahia, Brazil. This event will be virtual.
Meeting ID: 910 1164 4755
Movie Nights Fall 2020
A mão e a luva – The story of a book trafficker – 66’, Dir: Roberto Orazi, 2010
Northeast Brazil, in Pernambuco. We are in one of the poorest and most needy areas of the city of Recife,
the Pina favela. This is where the film takes place, a film that recounts the story of Ricardo Gomes Ferraz,
aged 35, better known as KCal. The favela is spread along the edges of the river. Kcal, poet and musician,
has turned his house, a lake-dwelling suspended over the water, into a library for the children of his
community. Sacrificing his few resources, for over 15 years, he has bought second-hand books in
dozens of different places all over the city. The library has become a meeting place for hundreds of children
and adults, a place where dreaming is not forbidden, where imagination can fly to places very different
from the favela. Drugs and prostitution constantly menace daily existence.
Discussion will be held via Zoom on Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 7:30pm
Migration Theater Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin In German with English Surtitles
Email Deborah Mifflin for Zoom Details @ Mifflin@jhu.edu
German Program presents “Berlin Oranienplatz”, a play by Hakan Savaş Mican performed by the Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin under the direction of Hakan Savaş Mican (www.gorki.de). This is the first event of the “Migration Theater” Series showcasing the importance of theater in German cultural and political life with a focus on the role of migration and the situation of migrants in contemporary German society. “Berlin Oranienplatz” tells the story of Can, a young man of working-class Turkish parents, as he prepares to say goodbye to Berlin and return to Instanbul. Organized by Katrin Pahl, Associate Professor of German, and Deborah McGee Mifflin, German Language Program Director, with support from the Federal Republic of Germany (Building Tomorrow) and the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought.
The second event in the Migration Theater Series takes place on Monday, November 16 at 3pm. We will host a video screening of Thomas Köck’s prize-winning play ‚atlas‘ under the direction of Schauspiel Wuppertal. This is the second event of the “Migration Theater” Series showcasing the importance of theater in German cultural and political life with a focus on the role of migration and the situation of migrants in contemporary German society. Köck’s “atlas” follows the fate of a Vietnamese family across three generations as they become unmoored through migration, trauma, separation and alienation. Organized by Katrin Pahl and Deborah Mifflin, with support from the Federal Republic of Germany (Building Tomorrow) and the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought.
Migration Theater: ‚atlas‘ (2020 Schauspiel Wuppertal)
Monday, November 16
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Video Screening (in German & Vietnamese)
Short introduction, followed by screening & a concluding discussion.
Contact for zoom link & further details: email@example.com
November 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Movie Nights Fall 2020orest Doctors
Forest Doctors, 57min, Dir: Jun Sakuma, 2015
Imagine the reaction of natives, with little or no contact with civilization, who undergo surgery and are able to see again after years in the dark. Get to know this and other stories with the Brazilian Health Expedition in this fascinating doc. about volunteer doctors who bring surgical health to isolated communities in the Amazon.
Discussion will be held via Zoom on November 19, 2020 at 7:30pm.