12 people joined us to listen to Nicole's talk on April 26, 2016.
In her presentation, Nicole looked at the historical development of the 'Indianer' (Native American) image in German culture and literature. The second part of the presentation concentrated on Native American reactions to the German idea of what is Indigenous- the example she used was a Karl May film adaptation, which was combined with a video game image and soundtrack by an Indigenous artist. It ultimately showed that even positive stereotypes of Native Americans are still stereotypes and still need to be deconstructed.
Nicole Perry is a Lecturer in German at the University of Auckland. She completed her PhD in Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Toronto (2012) with a dissertation on the German image of Native Americans from 1800-present.