Upcoming German Studies Events

Current and Upcoming Events


Wednesdays, April 1 – December 31, 1969

Please join us weekly. Stay for as long as you like.
The weekly German Language Table allows students to practice conversational German in informal settings with other students from the campus community. The Language Table is  led by our visiting German Exchange Tutor—a native speaker who gives you the latest insights into German-speaking cultures. All levels of speakers are welcome to come to the language tables for a stress-free way to practice speaking.  

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Kline, President's Room

CANCELED Writing History, Writing Biography: H. G. Adler’s Many Worlds

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Peter Filkins (Bard College/Simon’s Rock)
Talk and Book Presentation
H. G. Adler (1910–1988) lived at the center of his times and on their margin. A survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz, he chronicled his experience and the loss of others in two dozen books of seminal history, modernist fiction, formally intricate poems, and insightful essays.  On the publication of H. G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds, biographer and translator Peter Filkins discusses the intersection of biography and history in shaping the story of Adler's life and work.

Peter Filkins, besides writing H. G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds,  has translated three novels by H. G. Adler, Panorama, The Journey, and The Wall, as well as the collected poems of Ingeborg Bachmann, Darkness Spoken. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Leon Levy Center for Biography, the DAAD, and the American Academy in Berlin, he is the Richard B. Fisher Professor of Literature at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and also teaches translation here at Bard.
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Olin, Room 102
Contact: Thomas Wild
E-mail: twild@bard.edu

Celebrating Celan at 100: Witnessing for the Witness

Friday, October 2 – Saturday, October 3, 2020

Location: Blithewood, Levy Institute
Contact: Peter Filkins
E-mail: filkins@bard.edu