von Dassanowsky presents at Colgate conference

Robert von Dassanowsky, professor, Department of Languages and Cultures and Department of Visual and Performing Arts was a keynote presenter on the reception of the Danube in Austrian and Central European film at “The Black and Blue Danube Symposium” on the campus of Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y., March 1-2.

The interdisciplinary event examined the Danube River as a geographic and historical feature and a guiding cultural metaphor. The event was co-sponsored by the Central New York Humanities Corridor and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and brought together scholars of Russian and Eurasian studies, German and Austrian studies, art history, film and media studies, geography, history, anthropology, and political science.

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