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Domesticating the Holocaust: Our Twisted Love Affair with Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader

Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield writes in:

William Donahue, Professor of German and Professor of Literature as well as a member of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies at Duke University, will discuss new research on the reception of the Holocaust for a work in progress and for Holocaust Lite, the recently published German translation of his book Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink’s “Nazi” Novels and Their FilmsHolocaust in Fiction is “the first scholarly study to probe the ‘Schlink phenomenon’ and to analyze its profound role in coming to terms with the Holocaust. Donahue dissects the seductive, transnational appeal of his work and the ways in which popular culture more generally has contributed to the success of Germany’s normalization campaign” (Todd Samuel Presner).

Sponsored by German Studies and Jewish & Israel Studies.

Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Downey 113

McMahon Lecture Series Presents: Elementos de Estetica Araboislamica

Femme fatale Scarlett Perry ’15 invites you to:

A talk in Spanish by Fatima Roldan, Professor of Arabic at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain.

Professor Roldán is the author and editor of numerous books pertaining to the history and culture of Al-Andalus, with emphasis on aesthetics and landscape. Currently she is working on a project that looks into the Arab world as a source of inspiration. She has been the academic director of several international projects and symposia, most recently the Simposio Internacional de Almonaster la Real, 2011 and 2012. Prof. Roldán is also the Director of the Cursos Concertados con Universidades Extranjeras of the Facultad de Filología of Universidadde Sevilla, within which she also directs a Hispano Arabic Summer Program.

Reception will follow.

Date: Wednesday, October 24
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Romance Languages and Literatures, The Common Room, 300 High Street, Middletown, CT

“A Biblical Sex Scandal?: Noah, Ham, and the Curse of Canaan” Lecture Tomorrow

I found out about this lecture from a class I’m in, and you folks should totally hit it up. What better can you spend your Thursday evening than with sex and ham? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

From the Events Calendar:

Jennifer Knust is Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at Boston University and the author of a new book entitled: Unprotected Texts. It’s a study of what Knust calls “the Bible’s surprising contradictions on sex and desire”.

….which isn’t all that helpful of a description. But still, if you’re into that kind of thing, come by!

Sponsored by (a crapload of people!): Religion Department, Jewish & Israel Studies, Rabbi David Teva, Rev. Joan Burnett, Fr. Hal Weidner, Feminist, & Gender & Sexuality Studies.

Date:  March 1st, Thursday
Time:  7pm
Place:  Center for African American Studies (CAAS) Lounge

WeSTAND Presents: A Rwanda Nonprofit’s Perspective

Barbaralynn Moseman ’13 of WeSTAND writes in to tell y’all ’bout this real cool talk that’s happening Tuesday evening:

WeSTAND Presents: A Rwanda Nonprofit’s Perspective

Come to hear Michael Brotchner, founder of Generation Rwanda and Wes Alum speak about conflict in Rwanda and working as the first executive director for Generation Rwanda. Food from typhoon will be served!

Date:   April 19
Time:   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Place:  Usdan 108

“A Changing Middle East: What’s Next in Israel and Palestine”: A Conversation With Israeli Journalist Bradley Burston, Feb 9th

Miriam Berger ’12 wants to inform you fine folks about:

As the peace process hangs in the balance, Egypt erupts in protests, and concern grows over the illiberal direction of Israel’s democratic institutions, renowned Israeli commentator Bradley Burston will discuss the political future of the region and prospects for a peace agreement.

Food will be served!