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Upcoming Events

10th Annual Festival Neue Literatur

The 10th annual Festival Neue Literatur will take place from March 29-31, bringing to New York contemporary writers from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the US.  This year's theme is "In Memory We Trust."  We are very proud that Hunter German major Sean Crisp will participate in the "Words With Writers" event on March 29!  The event is free of charge but an RSVP is required.  Click on the links above for more details. 


Past Events


The German Department is pleased to announce its annual Essay Prize Contest for 2019. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, we will award a prize of up to $1,500.

Eligibility: The essay prize contest is open to all undergraduate, matriculated Hunter College students, who, by the end of the current semester, will have successfully completed at least 15 credits in German and at least 30 credits at Hunter. 

Contest: The contest will consist of a written essay and possibly an oral interview. Students may complete the written part of the contest on EITHER Tuesday, March 19 from 4:30-6:30 pm OR Wednesday, March 20 from 1:00-3:00 pm in Room 1440 West. Participants will be given a short piece of German prose to read and will be asked to write about it in German. (Dictionaries are allowed but may not be needed; computers, tablets, and smart phones will not be allowed.) The background of each candidate with respect to study of German, at Hunter and elsewhere, will be taken into account. 

Award: If the recipient attends a summer program in Germany (Fulda or Berlin), an additional stipend of $1,500 may be awarded. This additional stipend is generously funded by the Max Kade Foundation. The essay prize may not be rewarded to the same student more than once. We anticipate that the entries will be of high quality; should this not be the case, the prize may not be awarded. 


"Facing Fears and Furies: The Unexpurgated Brothers Grimm" by PETER WORTSMAN

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 

Time: 6 PM

Location: The Chanin Language Center - Cecile Insdorf Screening Room B126 Hunter West (Subway Level)

Introduction by Hillary Keel Strohmeier.

Open to students, faculty, and outside guests. Peter Wortsman's books will be available for purchase at the event.


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