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International colloquium on early German media planned, April 3-4

An international group of scholars will gather in the Rocky-Mathey Theater at Rockefeller College on Thursday and Friday, April 3-4, for a colloquium exploring "Issues in Early German Media."

The event will look at aesthetic-political questions raised by the new media of radio, avant-garde book-publishing and cinema in Germany in the teens and '20s.

It will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday with a screening of two silent German films, "Der Student von Prag" (Stellan Rye, 1913) and "Nosferatu, eine Symfonie des Grauens" (F.W. Murnau, 1921).

The colloquium will continue from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday and will feature papers on topics ranging from "Fantastic Film and 'The Right to One's Own Image'" to "Weimar Cinema and the Great War."

The colloquium is being organized by Thomas Levin, associate professor of Germanic languages and literatures . Sponsored by the Eberhard Faber IV, Class of 1915, Memorial Fund and the Program in Media and Modernity , it is free and open to the public.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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