Virtual Lecture: “New York’s German-Language Press in Times of Peace and War (late 19th Century to 1918)” with Peter Conolly-Smith

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Thursday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Email Antje Petty (apetty@wisc.edu) to receive a Zoom link.
(Links will be emailed the day before the event)
sponsored by the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison: https://mki.wisc.edu/ 

This presentation examines New York City’s thriving German-language press on the eve of World War I by looking at three representative newspapers: the bourgeois New Yorker Staats-Zeitung, the socialist New Yorker Volkszeitung, and the William Randolph Hearst-owned, yellow press-inspired New Yorker deutsches Journal. We will explore the three newspapers’ respective backgrounds, layouts, and appeal; place them within the larger context of the New York daily press (with the Yiddish-language Forverts as well as the English-language yellow press serving as points of reference and comparison); and evaluate the three newspapers’ fates during and after World War I.

Peter Conolly-Smith grew up in cold war West Berlin and now teaches late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S. social and cultural history at the City University of New York, Queens College. He is the author of Translating America: An Immigrant Press Visualizes American Popular Culture, 1895-1918, Smithsonian Books (2004)

Find more information click here: https://mki.wisc.edu/event/virtual-lecture-new-yorks-german-language-press-in-times-of-pea...

Note that the lecture will be 6-7pm US Central Daylight Time (that's 7-8pm Eastern).