Welcome to the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Patron: Alfred Brendel, since 2011
Professorial Research Fellow (em.): Irène Heidelberger-Leonard

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News and Events

26 October 2015
German Reading with Writer in Residence PETER SCHNEIDER at Queen Mary University of London
The members of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary University of London kindly invite you to attend a Reading with German author, Peter Schneider. He is highly regarded in Germany and will give us an insight into his current work.
The reading will be in German.
All are welcome! Please feel free to bring along other interested parties.
Time: 26th October 2015, 6pm
Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, Lockkeeper's Cottage
Event Poster.
Please book a free ticket here.

3-5 November 2015
In collaboration with the Goethe Institute.

The two-part performance Poetic Battlefields brings together historical and contemporary perspectives on the poetry of the First World War.

In Catastrophe/Forms four speakers enact over 30 poems (1911-1919) from 14 different countries, depicting the turn from preliminary war fever to the shock at the effects of industrialised mass war. The multimedia performance is directed by Johann Reißer and spoken by Iwona Mickiewicz, Carolin Bohn, Julia Trompeter, and Xaver Römer.

The duo-performance Kling Sichten, arranged and realised by Trompeter and Römer, illuminates poems by the German poet Thomas Kling (1957-2005) that concern the aftermath and the remembrance of WWI.

Mixed-language performance (with translations). Entrance free.

In collaboration with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford; St Hilda’s College, Oxford; New College, Oxford; the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities.

TUE 3 NOV 6.30PM, ArtsOne Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University, 329 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS; BOOK here. WED 4 NOV 5.30PM, Cripps Auditorium, Magdalene College, 1-3 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AD; BOOK here. THU 5 NOV 5.30PM, Jacqueline Du Pré Building, St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford OX4 IDY; BOOK here.

Research Colloquia 2015/16
The Centre is pleased to announce the series of Friday Research Seminars taking place at Queen Mary University of London for the academic year 2015-16.
Please view the Programme.

Writer in Residence from September 2015
Peter Schneider

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Bursary from the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg
- for MA students in Anglo-German Cultural Relations -
Two travel bursaries were donated by the Anglo-German Club in Hamburg for research to be conducted in Germany on Anglo-German Cultural Transfers in 2015.
They were awarded to two full-time MA students.

Postgraduate Journal e-transfers
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The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR) was inaugurated on 1 December 2005 by the German Ambassador, Thomas Matussek. The guest of honour for this occasion was Dr Paul Oestreicher, the Dean of Coventry Cathedral and initiator of the Dresden Trust. The CAGCR was established in order to promote the study of cultural transfers and interrelations between Britain and the German speaking world (including Austria and the German speaking parts of Switzerland).

Housed in the Department of German within the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, the Centre has three main goals:

  • The facilitation of innovative research on Anglo-German cultural relations with special reference to the fields of literature, language, intellectual history and comparative cultural practice, to be published in the Centre's refereed Yearbook, ANGERMION.
  • The provision of high quality postgraduate teaching on Anglo-German cultural relations through an MA programme and through PhD supervision.
  • Outreach to the academic and general public through public lectures, colloquia and conferences on important Anglo-German themes and questions with a significant Anglo-German dimension.