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Reading by: Claudia Rusch

Claudia Rusch will read from her 2003 collection of autobiographical short stories, Meine freie deutsche Jugend (My Free German Youth), which discuss an almost normal, happy childhood in East Germany.

Thursday, January 29th 2015 - 6:00PM

 Old Chem. -  119

claudia rusch reading

Tonight! (Monday, Jan. 12): Screening of "Klassenverhältnisse"/"Class Relations" -- Straub & Huillet's acclaimed film about Kafka's novel Amerika/The Man Who Disappeared.

FHI Garage, Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, 7pm


Kafka Roundtable: Wednesday, January 14, 5:30pm (Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4).

"Kafka: From Modernism to the Future"

With Ruth Gross (NC State), James Rolleston (Duke), and Clayton Koelb.

Reception preceding event at 5pm. pdf


Department Newsletter!

Fall 2014 - Vol. 2


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