Reading Group

Arriving in the Present:

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

February 21, 2023
12:00 – 1:15 pm
Princeton Center for Language Study - 011 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)

March 28
Max Czollek, Desintegriert Euch! (2018)

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

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