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Commemoration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Holliday Forum, Journalism Building LSU

144 Field House Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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Commemoration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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The Reilly Center will sponsor the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures’ Commemoration of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The event will include a lecture and panel discussion on the cultural significance and aesthetic representations of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dr. Stephen Brockmann, Professor of German at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, one of the leading experts in the field of post-wall German literature and film will give a lecture entitled “The Collapse of East Germany, The Fall of The Berlin Wall, and Why They Matter to Us Today.” In addition to this lecture, experts and historical eyewitnesses from around the LSU campus and larger Baton Rouge area will present their impressions of the historic event. The event will be held in the Holliday Forum of the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Journalism Building at 4:00 PM on Monday, November 4, 2019.

Stephen Brockmann is professor of German at Carnegie Mellon University. Since 2014 he has served as president of the International Brecht Society. He is the author of The Writers’ State: Constructing East German Literature 1945-1959 (2015); A Critical History of German Film (2010; scheduled to come out in a revised and expanded second edition in April of 2020); Nuremberg: The Imaginary Capital (2006); German Literary Culture at the Zero Hour (2004); and Literature and German Reunification (1999). In 2007 he won the DAAD/AICGS Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in German and European Studies/Humanities, a prize that is awarded every three years. In 2011-2012 he served as president of the German Studies Association.

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