Award-winning writer Utz Rachowski to teach course in Spring 2012

In Spring 2012, the German Department will host Utz Rachowski as its Visiting German Writer in Residence. Award-winning writer Utz Rachowski will teach a course on the literature and experience of East Germany (German 306). This will be a unique opportunity to learn about German literature and East German history from this eyewitness to the political and social events that have shaped Germany today. His seminar will focus on state power, its abuse, and the individual caught up in hegemonic structures. It will include his own writings. Mr. Rachowski will also hold public readings of his works and speak about his experiences as a political prisoner under the East German State.

Utz Rachowski will give a reading of his work on Tuesday, February 28, at 7pm in the Lyceum. On Wednesday, March 28, at 4 in Weidensall 110, as part of the German Studies Colloquia Series, he will talk about his experiences counseling victims of the East German regime for the State of Saxony.