Arts Night 2017

Please book your conference travel so that you can join us for the GSA Arts Night on Thursday evening, October 5, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia! Inspired by “First Night” celebrations on December 31st in many cities, this will be our third annual Arts Night, celebrating the creative and performing arts as an important part of German studies.

The Trey Clegg Singers 

Atlanta’s Premiere Multicultural Chorus

(Sponsored by The Halle Foundation)

Hymns and German Chorales from the Lutheran Tradition

Spirituals and Freedom Songs from the Civil Rights Era

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Capitol North

The Trey Clegg Singers is a non-profit organization with a mission of spreading peace, hope, and love locally, nationally, and internationally through the expression of multicultural choral music, sacred and secular, from a global perspective.

The talented singers represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds in membership hailing from various church and college choirs, other community choruses, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Atlanta Opera Chorus.

The DEFA Film Library Presents: 

Isabel on the Stairs (Isabel auf der Treppe)

GDR, 1984, dir. Hannelore Unterberg, 69’, color

9:00 PM – 9:50 PM Augusta

Twelve-year-old Isabel and her mother live in East Berlin. They escaped from Chile, where her father is fighting against the Pinochet dictatorship. At first the neighbors make an effort to welcome them, then they become more distant. Though Isabel’s mother has a job and spends time with other Chilean exiles, she feels lonely and unwelcome in Germany. But Isabel and Philipp, the neighbors’ son, are close friends. Every day, Isabel sits on the stairs waiting; she has not seen or heard from her father for six years. Based on a radio drama by Waltraud Lewin.

Eric Jarosinski 

Bitter Schön: The Failed Intellectual's 

Guide to German Studies

9:00 PM – 9:50 PM Macon

A wry take on the challenges, future, and prospects of the field. From someone who should know better. Once an assistant professor of German, in recent years Eric Jarosinski has gone on to find his true calling as a former professor of German. He is currently the realexistierender editor of @NeinQuarterly, the world's leading fictitious journal of utopian negation. In addition, Jarosinski is a program curator at the Goethe-Institut in New York and a columnist for the German weekly Die Zeit. His first book, Nein. A Manifesto, has been published in six languages. And is best read, he has been heard to remark, in one you do not speak.

Yankl on the Moon

A One-Man Play by Jake Krakovsky

9:00 PM – 9:50 PM Valdosta

Described as a "tragic-comic Holocaust folk tale," Jake Krakovsky’s original solo play follows Yankl, the sole survivor of his village, as he brings the people of Chelm to life by telling their stories. In this worldpremiere production, Krakovsky incorporates clowning, dance, live Klezmer music, broad physical comedy, and mournful poetry to address one of the most tragic periods of human history.