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Saturday, October 19 • 3:00pm - 3:00pm
The Great Nowitzki

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Writer Thomas Pletzinger met NBA player Dirk Nowitzki (“Saint Dirk”) in Dallas, where the fans still love him and the opponents’ fans always feared him. In Germany, Nowitzki is more well-known than the game he plays. He’s famous because he’s famous. He’s been doing ads for a bank and an athletic brand for years and has been a guest on Germany’s most popular talk show. Joining Pletzinger to discuss the Nowitzki phenomenon is MIT digital humanities and media studies professor Kurt Fendt.

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Kurt Fendt

Kurt Fendt teaches digital humanities and media studies subjects, as well as many upper-level German studies courses in Global Studies and Languages at MIT. A former executive director of MIT’s HyperStudio for Digital Humanities, Fendt has held visiting professorships at the University... Read More →

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Thomas Pletzinger

Thomas Pletzinger is an award-winning freelance writer and translator at the literary studio adler & söhne. He teaches creative writing at the Swiss Literature Institute in Biel, Switzerland. Bestattung eines Hundes (Funeral for a Dog) was his critically acclaimed debut novel. His... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
199 Commonwealth Ave 199 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA, 02116