NEW YORK UNIVERSITY’S
DEPARTMENT OF GERMAN
announces the conference
GERMAN LITERATURE, TRANSNATIONAL
featuring the celebrated Turkish-German author
EMINE SEVGI ÖZDAMAR
(DAAD Distinguished Poetics Chair)
FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014
DEUTSCHES HAUS at NYU
42 Washington Mews
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
FILM PREMIERE & ROUNDTABLE
The documentary film “Germany, As Told by Writers Christoph Hein, Wladimir Kaminer, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, and Bernhard Schlink” (Dir. Olivier Morel; ARTE 2014) focuses on how renowned contemporary writers living in Germany and writing in German are interacting with the country’s history in their personal, public, and creative lives. Marked by very different backgrounds (East Germany, Russia, Turkey, and West Germany, respectively), these influential writers are key figures whose works bear witness to a new way of depicting Germany’s trauma in modern literature and culture.
Documentary film. 53 minutes. Seconde Vague Productions, Paul Saadoun / ARTE France, Martine Saada & Bernard Comment, 2014. Director Olivier Morel / Cinematography Sarah Blum / Sound Erik Ménard / Editing Matthieu Augustin. Scheduled to premiere on the European television channel ARTE in Fall 2014. World premiere, New York University, February 21, 2014.
The screening will be followed by a roundtable with the director and featured author.
SATURDAY, FEBRAURY 22, 2014
Ela Gezen (University of Massachusetts, Amherst): “Sounding Present, Audible Past: Emine Sevgi Özdamar’s Seltsame Sterne starren zur Erde”
Yasemin Dayıoğlu-Yücel (University of Pennsylvania): “Buckets and Pomegranates: Representing Shared Histories in Özdamar’s Works”
B. Venkat Mani (University of Wisconsin, Madison): “Between the Courtyard and the Caravanserai: Özdamar’s Writings in a World Literary Space”
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014
Emine Sevgi Özdamar (DAAD Distinguished Chair in Contemporary Poetics)
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All events are free and open to the public.
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The conference German Literature, Transnational is generously supported by the DAAD and Deutsches Haus at NYU, with additional support from NYU’s Department of German and NYU’s Dean for the Humanities.
German Literature, Transnational is organized by Alys George, Department of German, New York University.