Max Kade Institute of Cutural German Studies
The Max Kade Center for the Study of Contemporary German Culture was established on the Dickinson College Campus in 1994. With the generous support of the Max Kade Foundation,
the Department of German has been able to support many German cultural events and to host important German authors in its writer-in-residence program.
The Center is located on campus and provides a space for lectures, courses, and events. Public downstairs rooms include a small library, a seminar/exhibition room, small kitchen, and bath. An upstairs apartment offers room for German writers and guests.
Upcoming events for the Academic year 2012/2013
Jan Wagner will be the German participant of Semana Poetica 2012 in October.
In the Spring of 2013 Turkish-German writer Zafer Senocak will be writer-in-residence at Dickinson's Kade Center.
Events and guests of the Kade Center during the Academic year 2011/2012
Marica Bodrozic was our guest for Semana Poetica 2011.
Events and guests of the Kade Center during the Academic year 2010/2011
Alissa Walser was the writer in residence from February until May 2011. She visited several classes, attended German table regularly and gave a public reading that drew a large audience.
Austrian-American poet Ann Cotten was the guest of the German department for Semana Poetica 2010, the Annual International Poetry Festival at Dickinson.
Events and guests of the Kade Center during the Academic year 2009/2010
Susanne Schädlich was the writer in residence during April and May 2010.
The German writer, and co-founder of the Berlin surfpoets , Ahne visited
our department from March 21st to 27th. He visited several classes and
performed a reading which was a great success with students and other
November 12, 2009, Stern Great Room, 7pm: Beyond the (Berlin) Wall. Together with the Clarke Forum at Dickinson College and the German Department, the Kade Center sponsors this special panel discussion on the cultural, social, and political ramifications of the Fall of the Wall 20 years ago. The panel speakers were: Wolfgang Müller, Professor Emeritus of German, Dr. Charles von Bebberer, and Max Kade guest Jana Simon, author and journalist from Berlin.
October 21, 2009, Stern Great Room, 7pm: Living with the (Berlin) Wall.
Together with the Clarke Forum at Dickinson College and the German
Department, the Kade Center sponsors this special panel discussion on
the cultural, social, and political ramifications of the Berlin
Since 1994 the department has hosted the following Max Kade Writers-in-Residence:
Lilian Faschinger (Spring 2008)
Hans Joachim Schädlich (Fall 2005)
Michael Augustin (Fall 2003)
Elisabeth Reichart (Spring 2002)
Evelyn Schlag (Fall 2001)
Richard Wagner (Fall 2000)
Friedrich Christian Delius (Spring 2000)
Lilian Faschinger (Fall 1998)
Olaf Georg Klein (Fall 1997)
Herta Müller (Spring 1996)
Hans Joachim Schädlich (Spring 1994)
For more information and future events, please contact the director of the Kade Center, Antje Pfannkuchen.