DEFA LIVE with Visiting Scholar Stephan Ehrig, April 28

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Visiting scholar Stephan Ehrig (Univ. College Dublin) will visit UMass from April 25-30. At 2:00 pm (ET) on Thursday, April 28, he will talk about BUILDING IMAGINARIES: DEFA and East German Architecture. Interviewing him will be Savannah Champion, a graduate student in the German & Scandinavian Studies Program (GSS) and the DEFA Film Library’s social media assistant. While in Amherst, he will also give a talk for undergraduates about East Germany’s legacy in today’s Europe and a professional development workshop for GSS graduate students.


As an Irish Research Council postdoctoral research fellow at University College Dublin, Dr. Ehrig is currently working on Socialist Space and Modernism in East German Literature and Visual Culture. In Fall 2022, he will become a permanent lecturer in German at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. 

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