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March 2017

Film Fest at the German Society

March 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
German Society of Pennsylvania,
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States
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'A Coffee in Berlin' (2012) In German with English subtitles.

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Film: Bande de filles / Girlhood (France, 2014)

March 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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2017 French, German, Italian and Slavic Film Festival: Sex and Power in International Cinema Bande de filles (Girlhood) is a 2014 French drama film directed by Céline Sciamma, starring Karidja Touré. It is a coming of age film that focuses on the life of Marieme (Karidja Touré), a girl who lives in a rough neighborhood right outside of Paris. The film discusses and challenges conceptions of race, gender and class; Sciamma's goal was to capture the stories of black teenagers,…

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April 2017

Film: Leviathan (Russia, 2014)

April 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
leviathan

2017 French, German, Italian and Slavic Film Festival: Sex and Power in International Cinema A 2014 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, Leviathan is set in a fictional Russian town. The plot follows the tragic series of events that affect Kolya, a hotheaded car mechanic, his second wife Lilya and his teenage son. The town's crooked Mayor  has undertaken a legal plot to expropriate the land on which Kolya's house is built. The film has won a number of international…

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Study In Rome The Smart Way: Making The Most Of Your Temple Rome Experience

April 11, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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A Panel with Former and Current Italian Majors and TU Rome Alumni • Do you plan to study abroad at Temple Rome? • Do you wish to make the most of your time there? • Do you think your Study Abroad Experience should be an integral part of your career path? • Thinking about graduate school and wondering how your TU Rome experience can help with your application? If you answered yes to one or more of the above, this…

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Martin Luther and the Reformation in Saxony (500th Anniversary)

April 19, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Johannes Träger

Speaker: Johannes Träger, University of Leipzig Johannes Träger will examine Martin Luther and the Reformation, reflections about Luther's motherland Saxony, the beginning of Reformation, Luther's "Thesenanschlag" and the actual implication of "Reformation 2017". The lecture will be given in German. Johannes Träger was born in 1980 in Germany. He studied history, theology and pedagogy and teaches history at University of Leipzig and history/religious education at secondary school. He is a PhD-Candidate in church history, with his main focus on reformation…

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French Café

April 20, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
622 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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French Café with Prof. Gabriel Learn French in a casual setting while enjoying free coffee and donuts. Everyone is welcome.

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The New Paris: The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement

April 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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lindsey tramuta

Speaker: Lindsey Tramuta, Author Hailing from Fort Washington, Lindsey Tramuta is a Temple University French alumna who went on to pursue a master's in global communication at the American University of Paris. She currently works as a freelance writer for The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Afar Magazine, and other international publications, and as a consultant for advertising agencies. This discussion will focus on her debut book, The New Paris: The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement. In her…

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October 2017

Afterlives of Russian Revolution: 100 Years of Remembering the Artistic and Political Revolutions of 1917

October 4, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Speaker: Kevin Platt, University of Pennsylvania A century ago this fall, the course of global history was transformed by the allied, twin forces of the October Revolution and a revolution of modernist art and literature. In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed amid nearly universal consensus that the communist project had failed, at a moment when artists and philosophers were declaring the death of modernism in the new age of the postmodern. What was the meaning of the revolution as it…

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Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Le

October 25, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
821 Anderson Hall,
1114 W. Berks St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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ann marie ackermann

Speaker: Ann Marie Ackermann, Author Co-sponsored by Temple University German Society. Join us for a tale of murder, escape, heroism and redemption as Ann Marie Ackermann presents her book Death of an Assassin. The first volunteer killed defending Robert E. Lee’s position in battle was really a German assassin. After fleeing to Philadelphia to escape prosecution for murder, the assassin enlisted in a German company of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Mexican-American War and died defending Lee s battery at…

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Transcending The Reformation/Counter-Reformation: A Contemporary Dialogue on the 500th Anniversary of Luther s Call for Reform

October 27, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Paley Library Lecture Hall,
1210 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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Keynote Speaker: Len Swidler, Temple University It has been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Although there is sketchy historical proof of this happening, it was an event that changed the world – and this great anniversary in 2017 will be marked in fitting style, not just in Wittenberg but across Germany and the world. Luther and his Reformation transformed Western Civilization and impacted all nations with its…

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