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Mapping 'Knoxville' Across Time, Media, and Cultures:

Tracing Unexplored Connections Between the Work of Cormac McCarthy, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and Buddy and the Huddle

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Annemarie Schwarzenbach Photography Exhibition

Annemarie Schwarzenbach Photography Exhibition

October 8, 2018
7 PM

Annemarie Schawarzenbach was a German-Swiss author, journalist, and photographer who traveled the world in the 1930s. Of her travels Schwarzenbach spent significant time in the Southeastern United States, including in Georgia.

With support from the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta, we will showcase Schwarzenbach’s black/white images that reflect her experience during her travels. The exhibition opens October 8 at 7pm. We will serve light refreshments and have a presentation from Professor Stefanie Ohnesorg of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

The event is free and open to the public. However, we do request that you register here.


Veronique Aubouy's Documentary: Je suis Annemarie Schwarzenbach

October 25, 2018

Because Schwarzenbach led her life to the fullest, immersed in controversy for the time, she became the focus of French filmmaker Veronique Aubouy’s structured documentary that seeks to cast the perfect actor in the role of Annemarie. Aubouy’s film Je suis Annemarie Schwarzenbach was featured at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015 and continues to receive attention, not just for the focus on Schwarzenbach, but also for discussing topics such as gender, identity, and sexuality. We will be holding a screening of the film at Agnes Scott College on October 25.


Buddy & the Huddle Concert

October 28, 2018
6 PM

Rounding out the exciting month is a concert featuring Buddy and the Huddle, a band from Nuremberg, Germany which happens to be Atlanta’s sister city. More than 20 years ago the guys from the band read Cormac McCarthy’s novel Suttree which takes place in Knoxville in 1951. Themes of extreme poverty, personal struggles, and racial equality come to the forefront in this story, and in 1998 the band members recorded an album which musically reflects these themes. In a multimedia presentation the band will play their original score to the novel with a presentation of  images from Schwarzenbach, snapshots from the band in Knoxville in 1998, and text excerpts from Suttree. Please join us Sunday, October 28 at 6pm for an exciting evening enjoying the incredible talent of Buddy and the Huddle at the Synchronicity Theatre in Midtown. Click here to purchase your tickets.

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