On April 12th, CofC Professor of German Dr. Nancy Nenno presented a paper entitled “Hearing Voices: Black Austrians and Recent Cinema“ at a research panel on “Migration-Integration in Contemporary Austrian Cinema and Culture.” Now back in Charleston, Dr. Nenno will be introducing black German filmmaker and author Mo Asumang for two events related to her documentary film The Aryans and her book Mo and the Aryans: Alone among racists and neonazis on April 15th and 16th!
Congratulations to Jonathan Dickey (German and International Business, Honors College), who received a scholarship from Charleston Women in International Trade at the CWIT soiree on April 9th! As part of the application, Jonathan submitted an essay on how the new tariffs on China affecting US Trade and the global market in general. In May, Jonathan will be embarking on three months in Germany as part of the CofC Cultural Vistas Internship in Germany program.
On April 15th, and 16th, the German documentary filmmaker, author, and television personality Mo Asumang will be visiting campus to present and discuss her work.
Monday, April 15th, 6:30pm, Burke High School Auditorium, 224 President Street: Mo Asumang’s 2014 film The Aryans: Screening and Q&A with the director.
On Monday night, Mo Asumang will be giving a screening of her 2014 film The Aryans at Burke High School Auditorium at 6:30pm.. The film conducts a daring and timely journalistic experiment: Asumang, as a German woman of color, seeks out and engages neo-nazis and white nationalists in Germany and the US in face-to-face conversation. For more, see this BBC Interview with her about her award-winning film. Following the screening, Asumang will hold a discussion and Q&A session with the audience. Admission is free! Here is a link to the Facebook page for the event. Please use the North Campus entrance on 499 Sumter, parking at the Burke Football Parking Lot.
April 16th, 6pm, Arnold Hall on 96 Wentworth Street. “Confronting Racism Face-to-Face: a reading and conversation with Mo Asumang.”
The very next evening at the College, Asumang will be giving a reading and leading a discussion on her book about the film, Mo and the Aryans: Alone among Neo-Nazis and Racists. This event will be held at 6:00pm in Arnold Hall on 96 Wentworth Street. Here is the link for that event on Facebook.
Both events are being sponsored by the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, the German and Russian Studies Program, the Avery Institute, the African American Studies Program, the African Studies Program, the Carolina Lowcountry & Atlantic World Program, the Zucker/Goldberg Center for Holocaust Studies, The First Year Experience Program, the Sustainability Literacy Institute, and the Department of History.
Dr. Sarah Koellner, Visiting Assistant Professor of German at CofC, recently presented at the Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA) conference in Washington D.C., on a panel on “Teaching Romanticism to Today’s Undergraduates” with Astrid Weigert (Georgetown U), Susan Norland (George Washington University) and Walter Byongsok Chon (Ithaca College).