Representation of Asylum Interviews in Contemp. Literature & Film

February 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free for members; $20 walk-in
Paul Nugent
Representation of Asylum Interviews in Contemp. Literature & Film @ Zoom | New London | Connecticut | United States

Presenter: Karolin Machtans, Associate Professor of German Studies, Chair of the Department of German, Connecticut College

The Topic: “The Representation of Asylum Interviews in Contemporary Literature and Film of Refuge”

Karolin Machtans, Associate Professor and Chair of German Studies at Connecticut College, will discuss the representation of asylum seekers’ interviews in contemporary literature and film of refuge with respect to the telling of a credible, coherent, and convincing story tailored to the narrative rules of the receiving country – rules that most asylum seekers are not familiar with.

When: February 23, 2022

Where: Due to concerns about COVID, this program will be available only virtually via Zoom.​ Registration required by guests. The link to join us will be emailed with your registration confirmation.

Cost: Free for SECWAC Members, $20 Non-Member ​


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Where: Zoom

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) is to foster an understanding of issues of foreign policy and international affairs by study, debate, and educational programming, primarily through a Speakers Series of 8 to 10 monthly meetings.