Dear DAAD alumni, grantees, colleagues and friends,

DAAD and the German Consulate General invite you to Belonging : a literary evening and discussion featuring DAAD alumna Nora Krug and Villard Professor Emeritus Andreas Huyssen.

The author and illustrator Ms. Krug will read from her highly acclaimed graphic memoir Belonging, followed by a discussion with Professor Huyssen.

The reading will be followed by the DAAD annual reception. Please join us to welcome our new DAAD New York Director, Benedikt Brisch.
Date and Time :

Thursday, January 17, 6:00 pm– 8:30 pm

German House
871 UN Plaza
(1st Avenue 
between East 49th and 48th St.)
New York, NY 10017

Please register by January 14 using the following link:

or email Amra Dumisic at

Please arrive on time.
Nora Krug is a German-American author and illustrator whose drawings and visual narratives have appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde diplomatique and A Public Space, and in anthologies published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon and Schuster and Chronicle Books. Krug is a recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Maurice Sendak Foundation, and the German Academic Exchange Service. 

Her insightful and visually stunning graphic memoir Belonging tells the story of her attempt to confront the hidden truths of her family’s wartime past in Nazi Germany and to comprehend the forces that have shaped her life, her generation, and history. 

The book has so far been released in the USA (Scribner), the UK (Particular Books), Germany (Penguin Hardcover), Holland (Balans), and France (Gallimard). It will soon be published in the following countries: Norway (Spartacus), Sweden (Norstedts), Spain (Salamandra), Brazil (Companhia das Letras), Italy (Stile Libero), and Denmark (Gads).
Andreas Huyssen is the Villard Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, where he served as founding director of the Center for Comparative Literature and Society (1998-2003). He chaired the Department of Germanic Languages from 1986-1992 and again from 2005-2008. He is one of the founding editors of New German Critique (1974-), and he serves on the editorial boards of October, Constellations, Germanic Review, Transit, Key Words (UK), Critical Space (Tokyo), Memory Studies (UK), Lumina (Brazil), Comunicação & Cultura (Portugal).

His research and teaching focus on 18th-20th-century German literature and culture, international modernism, Frankfurt School critical theory, postmodernism, cultural memory of historical trauma in transnational contexts, and, most recently, urban culture and globalization. He has published widely in both German and English and his work has been translated into several world languages. 

Huyssen still pursues his long-standing interest in the politics of memory, now in relation to human rights discourse, and he is working on a book on contemporary visual artists from beyond the Northern Transatlantic and their dual investment in memories of state violence and memories of modernism.