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Tagung: Komik der Integration

Komik der Integration: Grenzpraktiken des Sozialen 11. -13. Juli, 2013, Universität Konstanz Veranstaltung des Exzellenzclusters Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration Organisation: Özkan Ezli (Konstanz), Deniz Göktürk (Berkeley), Uwe Wirth (Gießen) Webseite der Tagung mit Texten zur Vorbereitung und Erklärung des Tagungskonzepts

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New Addition to Bibliography: Romanian-Swiss Author Catalin Dorian Florescu

Visiting scholar Bizuleanu Dana has made a valuable contribution to our project with her entries on Romanian-Swiss Author Catalin Dorian Florescu. In addition to a Bio-Bibliography (click here to view), Dana has also provided descriptions in English for five of Florescu’s important … Continue reading

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Romanian-Swiss Author Catalin Dorian Florescu

Biographie & Bibliographie (Quelle : www.florescu.ch) Catalin Dorian Florescu wurde 1967 in Timişoara, Rumänien, geboren. 1976 erfolgt die erste Ausreise mit dem Vater nach Italien und Amerika. Rückkehr nach Rumänien, acht Monate später. 1982 erneute Flucht mit den Eltern in den Westen. … Continue reading

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Lecture: Remaking the European City: Amsterdam, Globalization, and Street Art

Lecture by Prof. Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam) on April 23 Remaking the European City: Amsterdam, Globalization, and Street Art Date: April 23 Place: 201 Moses Hall, 12.30-1.30pm This presentation is about art, globalization, and urban counterculture in 21st-century Europe. … Continue reading

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motown auf deutsch.

The Supremes, The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye are a few of the most legendary Motown artists.  Many of us are familiar with their hits from the ’60s and ’70s…but could you imagine these same hits being recorded in German?  Yes, … Continue reading

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Brothers Keepers’ Song “Triple Rois”

The song “Triple Rois” (Drei Koenige/Three Kings) contains the voices of three distinct cultures speaking from three distinct vantage points, yet all sharing the same message. This song speaks mainly to the disenfranchisement and alienation felt by those who do … Continue reading

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Traveling exhibition in Berlin sheds new light on Islamic art

This summer Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau exhibition hall will be hosting his Royal Highness Aga Khan IV private collection of Islamic art. According to Luis Monreal, director of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, each piece was chosen “to present some of … Continue reading

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culturebase.net

culturebase.net is a great resource to quickly find reliable information on international artists such as Sevgi Emine Ozdamar or Ersa Ersen. The artist profiles available on this website include their biographies, themes, genres, and lists their body of work. If … Continue reading

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Terror Victims Want to Hold Syrian Artwork Hostage

In 1983, the bombing of a French cultural center in West Berlin injured 23 people and killed one. The perpetrators, an international terrorist group, were believed to have been aided by Syrian intelligence as well as the East German secret … Continue reading

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Sahara Chronicles – Screening and Discussion with Ursula Biemann, Feb 23, 3:30-5:30 pm

“Sahara Chronicle (2006-2007) is a collection of short videos documenting the present sub-Saharan exodus towards Europe. The piece examines the politics of mobility and containment which lies at the heart of the current global geopolitics and takes a close look … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Museum of Islamic art reaches out to new audiences

Berlin’s Museum of Islamic art is vastly expanding.  The museum plans to reach out to non-Islamic people by “making sense of the present through the past”. In this article, Stefan Weber, in charge of the expansion, seems to genuinely want … Continue reading

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Hagen Rether ausländerfeindliche Stimmung und Hetze

Comedian Hagen Rether uses his act to inform as well as criticize politicians and the media on the topic of immigrants and integration in German society. Videos of his acts can be found here

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Berlin’s Nefertiti Trouble

Spiegel Online: Egyptian Official Calls Museum Behavior ‘Suspicious’ October 20, 2009 Spiegel Online: Nefertiti Gets a New Palace: Revamped Neues Museum Finally Opens   in Berlin New York Times online: When Ancient Artifacts Become Political Pawns October 16, 2009 Amidst … Continue reading

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“Tear Down This Wall!”: Internet Art Circumventing Censorship and Unveiling Secret Prisons

Internet Artists Mathias Jud and Christoph Wachter Thursday, November 19, 4 pm UC Berkeley, 142 Dwinelle Hall Moderator: Deniz Göktürk (German and Film Studies) Focusing on walls on a global scale, internet artists Christoph Wachter and Mathias Jud will talk … Continue reading

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Herta Müller wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Zeit: Herta Müller bekommt den Literaturnobelpreis Spiegel: Patriot of an Estranged Homeland Spiegel: Nobelpreis für das Drama ihres Lebens

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Where Europe Continues… Translingual Writers & the Cosmopolitan Imagination

Readings and a Roundtable with Yoko Tawada and Zafer Senocak moderated by Deniz Göktürk (UC Berkeley) Discussant: Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)  Friday | 18 April 2008 | 4-6 pm Townsend Center for the Humanities, Geballe Room

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2008 Susan Sontag Prize for Translation

In 2008, research assistants Kristin Dickinson, Robin Ellis and Priscilla Layne won the Susan Sontag Prize for Translation for their collaborative translation from German into English of “Koppstoff: Kanaka Sprak vom Rande der Gesellschaft” by Feridun Zaimoğlu. The book presents the fictionalized … Continue reading

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