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SPRING LECTURE SERIES via Zoom – An Early German Mystery – Cancelled

May 12, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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Expect the Unexpected: A Surprising (?)
Life is full of surprises. Sometimes we make assumptions that turn out to be incorrect, and we are intrigued and (hopefully) illuminated by what we learn from these experiences. Join faculty from Langara College as we explore several topics, both historical and contemporary, perhaps discovering some unexpected things along the way.

Registration is open to members and their guests. You’ll need to register for the zoom meeting as well, even though the zoom link, ID and passcode are in the newsletter. 

Members $5+tax (members must sign in to their account to receive the ticket discount);
Non-Members $10+tax

Speaker: Stefan Haag, Department of English

Topic: An Early German Mystery: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff’s The Jews’ Beech
In this presentation, I’d like to take you to an isolated German region of the 18th century where woodtheft and illegal hunting, and even the occasional murder takes place – actually: two murders in 38 pages. In her novella The Jews’ Beech, Droste not only created a mystery for the ages but also a study of the milieu of the times and of her region, the backwoods of Westphalia. I will talk about how and why this novella is often misread, even by literary critics. The text is available in pdf, epub, and mobi. Please read it before attending the lecture.

*Please note this event is currently CANCELLED. 


May 12, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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1489 McRae Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 1V1 Canada
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(604) 731-4661
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The University Women’s Club of Vancouver
(604) 731-4661
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