Monthly Archives: October 2015

5 German and Russian faculty Present at MIFLC Conference in Charleston this Weekend

This weekend, five faculty members from the Department of German and Russian Studies at the College of Charleston will present at the annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, held this year at the Marriott on Lockwood in Charleston! Here are there times, locations, and titles:

Thursday, October 15,

Opal 2:  3:10 “Epic Literature: The Beginning and the End” –Oksana Ingle, College of Charleston

Friday, October 16.

In the Emerald 3 space:

9:40 “A Contemporary Reading of Kafka’s Fear of his Father in Brief an den Vater” — Michaela Ruppert-Smith, College of Charleston

10:10 “Erinnerungswunden und Trauer bei Gino Chiellino” –Thomas Baginski, College of Charleston

10:40 “‘Like a Stone in a Rushing River’: Charles Ofoedo’s Account of the Austrian Spring 1999” –Nancy Nenno, College of Charleston

In the Emerald 2  space:

12:30 “’Not Merely Words’: A Course in German-English Business Translation” Stephen Della Lana, College of Charleston

Dr. Nancy Nenno and Dr. Morgan Koerner present at Annual German Studies Association Conference

This weekend, two CofC German professors presented on the research at the Annual German Studies Association Conference in Arlington, VA.

Dr. Nancy Nenno presented on her work at the GSA Seminar “Political Activism in the Black European Diaspora: From Theory to Praxis.” Her paper explores the role that public memorials play in the political activism of Black Germans and Austrians by juxtaposing the establishment and role in public discourse of memorials to Black individuals.

Dr. Morgan Koerner gave a presentation on the prolific German theater author and director René Pollesch and his theater’s complicated relationship to digital culture, in a paper entitled “‘Macht es für euch selbst!’ Participatory Culture and Performative Process in René Pollesch’s Theater.”