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Upcoming Event - History in the Making: Tanja Maljartschuk in conversation with Patricia Anne Simpson and Anne Dwyer

History in the Making: Tanja Maljartschuk in conversation with Patricia Anne Simpson and Anne Dwyer

Panel Discussion | April 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Zoom

Speaker:  Tanja Maljartschuk, Author

Panelist/Discussants:  Patricia Anne Simpson, Professor of German, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Anne Dwyer, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Professor of German and Russian at Pomona College, Pomona College

Sponsors:  Institute of European StudiesDepartment of GermanGerman Historical Institute Washington | Pacific Office BerkeleyUC Davis Department of GermanGerman Consulate General San FranciscoGoethe-Institut San Francisco

Tanja Maljartschuk is a Ukrainian-born author who writes in both Ukrainian and, more recently, German. She studied philology at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University and worked as a journalist in Kiev before emigrating to Vienna in 2011. She published her first novel, A Biography of a Chance Miracle, in 2013. In 2016 she was awarded the BBC Ukrainian’s Book of the Year Award for Oblivion. This novel, which appeared in German as Blauwal der Erinnerung (2019, The Blue Whale of Memories), was also awarded the Usedomer Literaturpreis in 2022. In 2018, she received the Ingeborg-Bachmann Prize for her story “Frösche im Meer.” Her most recent publication is a collection of essays entitled Gleich geht die Geschichte weiter, wir atmen nur aus, written between 2014 and 2022.

Patricia Anne Simpson is professor of German at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of 4 monographs including Reimagining the European Family: Cultures of Immigration and Cultures of Violence in the New German Street. Among her 11 co-edited volumes is Digital Media Strategies of the Far Right in Europe and the United States. The co-authored monograph, Screening Solidarity: Neoliberalism and Transnational Cinemas, is forthcoming.

Anne Dwyer is Senior Associate Dean of the College and Associate Professor of German and Russian at Pomona College. Her research interests include representations of the multiethnic Romanov and Habsburg empires and the history of critical theory. She is the author of The Silly Parade and Other Topsy-Turvy Poems: Russian Folk Nursery Rhymes, Tongue Twisters, and Lullabies.

This event will be conducted entirely in German.

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about campus mobility access features in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Ray Savord at or (510) 642-4555 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days before the event.

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Access Coordinator:  Ray Savord,,  510-642-4555

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