Languages and Literatures
E. T. A. Hoffmann Fest
On November 25 & 26, nearly 250 spectators enjoyed a performance of short works by E.T.A. Hoffmann. The works included three "Duettini Italiani", a dramatic and authentic version of his tale "Nutcracker and the King of Mice", and a short version of "Hoffmann's Tales", with three areas from Jacques Offenbach's opera. Most of the performing students were from GM320, German Oral Expression through Drama.
As a continuation of the Hoffmann Fest, an exhibition on loan from the E.T.A. Hoffmann Society in Bamberg, Germany, was set up in the departmental student lounge on November 28.
To complete the festivities, a lecture on December 1, by University of Guelph professors Dr. Paola Mayer and Dr. Waldemar Scholtes, explored "Music and the Uncanny in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Creative and Critical Writings."
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