The Lafayette German Club will be screening the award-winning film, “Barbara” which is the second installment of a month-long film series focusing on the Berlin Wall. “Set in 1980, director Christian Petzolds latest work centres on a doctor (Nina Hoss) exiled to a small town from East Berlin as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Planning to flee for Denmark with her boyfriend, Barbara remains icy and withdrawn around her colleagues, particularly with the lead physician (Ronald Zehrfeld), who is hiding a secret of his own. With her patients, however, the guarded doctor is kind, warm, and protective, even risking her own safety for one of her charges. But as the day of her planned escape quickly approaches, Barbara starts to lose control, over herself, her plans and over love.”
*** The film will be shown in German with English subtitles on Thursday in Oechsle 224 at 7 P.M.
Deadline for Submission of Entrance Forms: Friday, April 27
Lafayette College is proud to announce the 2 nd LaFolio Challenge, a celebration of student e-Portfolio achievement. Students at all stages of e-portfolio development are welcome to submit. Digital badges and prizes will be awarded in recognition of achievement at various levels.
Hebrew professor Reba Marblestone will discuss how the Tanach (Hebrew Bible) was a guidebook of life for the Puritans, and how this influenced the formation of government and moral codes in the early days of the Commonwealth. She will also offer examples of book titles, names, and idiomatic expressions in English that were derived from the Tanach. Lunch will be provided.
Dr. Derek Schilling of Rutgers University will be presenting “On the Class Character of Desire: Romantic Heroics in French New Wave Cinematographer Eric Rohmer’s Moral Tale.” He will be speaking on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 4:15pm in the Gendebien Room in Skillman Library. Everybody is invited!
You are cordially invited to attend all or part of the 2nd UNDERGRADUATE
RESEARCH CONFERENCE IN GERMAN STUDIES that will be held in our Max Kade Center for German Studies (Pardee 429) this coming Saturday, 3/24. We are looking forward to welcoming 22 students from ten different colleges and universities (from as far away as UT Austin), and Prof. Greg Eghigian from Penn State who will deliver the keynote address (in English) after lunch (12:45 to 1:30 PM). Please see the attached schedule
and take notice that papers will be presented in English or German. Please register on the website. See you all then!
The Foreign Languages and Literatures Resource Center has been regularly posting the front page covers of several international newspapers inside of Pardee’s two elevators. The newspapers aim to give students a foreign perspective on a variety of different themes and topics. Can you find a newspaper written in Arabic or in Hebrew? Check each day and see if you can spot a French Canadian newspaper, a newspaper from Latin America or even an Austrian German newspaper. So ride the elevator, don’t take the stairs!
The European Council has developed a proficiency test for 14 European languages. These proficiency tests can be found in the Pardee 419 Language Resource Room. Feel free to take any one of the tests and post your results to your e-Portfolio. Recommendation: Each test is divided into subsets. Pick from Vocabulary, Listening comprehension, etc. Choose an area that you are working on and take the test MULTIPLE times. Chart your progress in your e-Portfolio.