Reading Group

Arriving in the Present:

Transcultural Perspectives in Contemporary German-Speaking Contexts—A Reading Group

April 25, 2023
12:00 pm
205 East Pyne
March 28: 12:00 – 1:15 pm
April 25: 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Three books with jackets facing viewer

We are pleased to announce the continuation of our new reading group, the first phase in a three-part initiative to expand and diversify the community of the Department of German at Princeton by fostering the study of an increasingly relevant field in German Studies: “Transnational Literatures” and “Literature of (Post-) Migration.” A group organized by Professors Sara S. Poor and Barbara N. Nagel and consisting of faculty and students from Princeton, Rutgers, and U Penn will meet six times in the coming academic year to discuss new works being discussed in social media, cultural venues, and in academic circles.

Our objectives are twofold:

1) to familiarize ourselves with some recent primary materials (short story, novel, film, drama); and

2) to foster connections between Germanists both here and at our neighboring institutions.

February 21
Fatma Aydemir, Dschinns (2022) - EP 011

March 28
Max Czollek, Desintegriert Euch! (2018) - EP 011

April 25
Dimitrij Kapitelman, Eine Formalie in Kiew (2021) - EP 205 

Books will be supplied for up to 30 participating students.

Email Prof. Sara Poor at to participate.

Made possible with generous support provided by a Magic Fund Flash Grant