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The 2022 London Kleist Lecture
Monday 21 March 2022
18:30-20:30, Arts 2 Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 18:30
Remembering Dresden; Forgetting Hamburg with Professor William Donahue
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John Guthrie (Cambridge): Johann Jacob Bodmer’s translation of Milton’s “Paradise Lost”
Heike Zech (Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg): Museum and Exhibition Culture. A Comparison
John Kampfner (Berlin/London) t.b.c) The New German Government - A British Perspective on its international challenges
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Invitation to attend the bi-annual GfdS (Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache / Association for the German Language) Lecture
2nd November 2021, 17:00 to 18:00 UK time
Prof Dr Torsten Leuschner (Ghent) will be giving a talk entitled:
The event is hosted by QMUL's Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR).
The Lecture will be held using Zoom. The access link will be published soon on http://gfds.org.uk/
OSCAR LEVY AND THE LEGACY OF THE ALIENS’ ACT
In cooperation with the Oscar Levy Forum for Nietzsche Studies at Queen Mary University of London
Date: 25th October, 2021
Venues: 54 Russell Square, London and University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square London W1K 1DB
Organizers: Julia Rosenthal (Oxford), Rüdiger Görner (QMUL)
in cooperation with Josh Torabi (Chair of the Levy Forum at QMUL) and Richelle Whitehead.
11:00 Meeting at 54 Russell Square
12:45 Buffet Lunch at UWC / Levy Exhibition perusal
14:30 Julia Rosenthal: Introduction
14:45 Rüdiger Görner (QMUL): “We are all believers now – in fact, ready to believe anything.” The Legacy of a historic Querdenker
15:15 Philip Rawlings (QMUL): Oscar Levy and the Aliens Act 1919
16:30 Helmut Heit/Gert Theile (Weimar): Levy und das Lama. Oscar Levy in Weimar
17:00 Address by Michael Allan followed by piano recital
RSVP by 1st October 2021 to Ms Richelle Whitehead, BA, MA, at firstname.lastname@example.org
19th October 2021,
Panel Discussion with Peter Barnes (British-German Association), Ruth Krahe (DAAD), Katharina von Ruckteschell-Katte (Goethe Institut), Paul Smith (British Council/Germany): Anglo-German Cultural Relations: Quo vadis? Problems and Possibilities
Panel discussion 19/10 to watch a recording of the event.
The Future of Anglo-German Cultural Relations: a CAGCR Workshop
Time and Date: 10.45 - 15.00, Friday, 11th June, 2021
Location: Zoom (for the link, please email Dr Andrew Hines - email@example.com)
The relationship between the English- and German-speaking lands of Europe is both an idea and practical phenomenon. As the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations has pointed out since its inception, the history of cultural exchange across this linguistic Grenze has long nourished the spirit of both. But what does it mean in 2021?
Five years since the Brexit referendum, what does it mean to speak of Anglo-German cultural relations? How did we get here, and where are we going? As we emerge into an era where the imaginaries of cultural isolation coalesce into new realities, and the cultural forms that underpin the European public sphere transform, how can and how should these spaces be refigured? What can we learn from each other?
This workshop marks the commencement of a programme of enquiries seeking to answer these questions, as well as to formulate new ones. The workshop will proceed with participants giving five- to ten-minute summaries of their papers (which will have been sent in advance to participants) before opening up to a wide-ranging discussion.
Attendance as an observer is open to any HE researcher and for any members of the CAGCR. During the workshop, we will endeavour to incorporate observer questions into the discussion as fitting.
10.45 – 11.00: Opening Remarks (Dr David Anderson (Queen Mary), Dr Andrew Hines (SOAS/Queen Mary)
11.00 – 11.30: Dr. Peter J. Verovšek (Sheffield)
Title: Direct Engagement or Discursive Impact?: Public Philosophy in the United Kingdom and Germany
11.30 – 12.00: Dr David Anderson (Queen Mary)
Title: Replays and re-figurations: on ‘heritage’ and ‘Heimat’ since the 1980s
12.00 – 13.00: Lunch
13.00 – 13.30: Andreas Musolff (UEA)
Title: The Nation as a Body Metaphor
13.30 – 14.00: Dr Andrew Hines (Queen Mary/SOAS) and Dr Cillian Ó Fathaigh (AHRC/DFG Spaces of Translation Research Project)
Title: What Makes Global Britain Global?
14.00 – 14.30: Jonathon Catlin (Princeton University, Fulbright Germany Fellow, 2019–2020)
Title: Wounds of Democracy: Theodor W. Adorno for our Times
14.30 – 15.00: Closing Remarks (Dr David Anderson (Queen Mary), Dr Andrew Hines (SOAS/Queen Mary)
The most recent BASF lecture, given by Peter J. Verovšek (University of Sheffield), entitled 'Direct Engagement or Discursive Impact?: Public Philosophy in the United Kingdom and Germany' is now available to download: Peter Verosek Lecture .
The most recent BASF lecture, given by Maike Oergel (University of Nottingham), entitled 'Britain, Germany and Brexit: The Legacy of the 19th-century ‘Germanic’' is now available to download in 2 parts:
Maike Oergel Lecture Part 1
Maike Oergel Lecture Part 2
The two latest BASF lectures are now available to watch.
Click to download Philip Oltermann Lecture 'Inverting the inverted pyramid: Writing about Germany as an Anglo-German "foreign" correspondent'.
Click to download Andrew Hines' Lecture on Anglo-German Cultural Relations in the Age of Brexit and Corona.
Professor Rüdiger Görner's Inaugural Lecture, Beethoven, Hegel & Hölderlin at 250: Thoughts on the presence of triadic structures in their works, is now available to watch here.
Virtual Event: Video now available
Oskar Kokoschka in Exile, a talk by Rüdiger Görner, author of the new biography, Kokoschka: The Untimely Modernist
Read the latest blog post by Thyssen Research Fellow, Dr Andrew Hines here.
'Fragile Systems: On John le Carré and Europe'
The Centre is pleased to present a new online exhibition launched by its PhD candidates Jana Riedel and Matthew Shaul in collaboration with German artist Catrine Val. Living Memory is a poignant and astonishing series of photographic portraits of London’s Jewish community, presented alongside the stories of the sitters’ experiences and histories. As the Holocaust slips slowly from living memory amid the most profound dislocation the world has experienced since the 1930s, Val records her subjects’ impressions of arrival and integration, their observance – or not – of their Jewish faith and the place of the German language in their lives. The project has personal resonance for Val, who seeks context and a greater understanding of her own Jewish heritage.Living Memory is supported by the German Embassy London and the Goethe-Institut London as part of their invitation to Anglo-German creative teams to ‘Stand Together and Go Virtual’ during the Coronavirus pandemic.The online exhibition can be viewed here.
The Director’s Friday Research Seminar in CAGCR 2020-21
ANGLO-GERMAN POETIC MODERNISM
All WEBINAR Seminars will take place at 4 pm on the following Fridays:
23rd October 2020 - Dionysos revisited (?) The Poetry of Friedrich Nietzsche and Oscar Wilde (RG)
20th November 2020 - A Lost Inheritance: A comparison of Hermann Fiedler’s and Jethro Bithell’s poetry anthologies, published for school use between 1911 and 1941' (CM)
11th December 2020 - Presentation of PhD candidates of their work (I)
29th January 2021 - Anglo-German Poetry before World War One
26th February 2021 - Poetic Expressionism
26th March 2021 - Rilke in English translation
23rd April 2021 - Presentation of PhD candidates of their work (II)
14th May 2021 - Greek mythological imagery in Elisabeth Langässer’s Frühling 1946 and W.H. Auden’s The Shield of Achilles, Josef Weinheber’s Zwischen Göttern und Dämonen and in Auden’s poem Josef Weinheber (CM)
Peter J. Verovšek (Sheffield) - Direct Engagement or Discursive Impact?: Public Philosophy in the United Kingdom and Germany
Greek mythological imagery in Elisabeth Langässer’s Frühling 1946 and W.H. Auden’s The Shield of Achilles, Josef Weinheber’s Zwischen Göttern und Dämonen and in Auden’s poem Josef Weinheber (CM)
Presentation of PhD candidates of their work (II)
Rilke in English translation
Maike Oergel (University of Nottingham) – Britain, Germany and Brexit: The Legacy of the 19th-century ‘Germanic’
16th February 2021
Andrew Hines' Lecture (Thyssen Fellow at the CAGCR/QMUL and SOAS) – 'From Mythos to Kunstmythos: Anglo-German Cultural Relations in the Age of Brexit and Corona'
BASF Lecture Series:
Nietzsche, Music and the 'Burbs'
Lars Iyer teaches Creative Writing at Newcastle University, where he formerly taught philosophy. He has written several novels on philosophical themes from European philosophy set in contemporary Britain. He is best known for Spurious, Dogma and Exodus – a trilogy – which explored the ideas of Gershom Scholem, Franz Kafka and other Jewish modernist thinkers. His latest novel, Nietzsche and the Burbs, was published in 2020. Read a review here: https://stingingfly.org/review/nietzsche-and-the-burbs/
Queen Mary University of London School of Languages, Linguistics and Film & The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations warmly invite you to the Inaugural Lecture for the Centenary Professor of German with Professor Rüdiger Görner.
Beethoven, Hegel & Hölderlin at 250: Thoughts on the presence of triadic structures in their worksTuesday 17th November 2020, 18.00- 19.30
This very special online event will include musical performance from Queen Mary University Music scholars.
It is rare to be able to celebrate three of the most outstanding voices in philosophy, poetry and music in one year. But 2020 provided us with such an opportunity being the 250th anniversary of Georg W.F. Hegel's, Friedrich Hölderlin's and Ludwig van Beethoven's birth. This lecture will examine the striking triadic structures in the works of all three iconic representatives of German culture. Exploring this one surprising common denominator in their respective works offers a modest contribution to the celebration of their world-wide legacy.The event will include opening remarks from Professor Matthew Hilton, Vice-Principal (Humanities & Social Sciences) and will be chaired by Professor Parvati Nair, Head of School of Languages, Linguistics and Film.
Online Event organised by the British-German Association:
Does Germany do it Better?
Award-winning author, commentator, broadcaster and cultural leader John Kampfner will be talking to the BGA about his new book, Why the Germans do it Better (out on 27 August), in a discussion chared by Professor Rüdiger Görner.
On Tuesday 8 September, 2020 at 18:30 on Zoom
Register for the event here. The dial-in details will be sent to registed attendees after the registration has closed.
26 November 2019: Room 1.28 ArtsOne Building: Adrian von Buttlar (Freie Universität Berlin) – Cultural transfer in Matters of Architecture: Leo von Klenze in Britain 1836/1851/1853
21 January 2020: Maximiliaan van Woudenberg (Cambridge): – Anglo-German Cosmopolitanism at the Villa Diodati in 1816
18 February 2020: Uwe Schütte (Aston University in Birmingham) – The Swastika, Autobahn and Trans Europa Express – Kraftwerk in English Perspectives
10 March 2020: Mara Delius (Die Welt, Berlin) – The meaning of reviewing literature in Britain and Germany
31 March 2020: Maike Oergel (University of Nottingham) – Britain, Germany and Brexit: The Legacy of the 19th-century ‘Germanic’
21 May 2020: Philip Oltermann (The Guardian London/Berlin) – Working as an Anglo-German ‘foreign’ correspondent
Venue: Lockkeeper’s Cottage
Time: 4-6 pm
25th October: Encountering W. Lewis’s Tarr
15th November: British Romanticism in Germany around 1910
6th December: Presentations from Research Students
31st January: Oscar Levy Nietzsche Forum. (JT)
14th February: Anglo-German transfers in the Visual Arts & Music around 1900
27th March: British-German Philosophical Discourses around 1900
22nd May: Oscar Levy Forum/Presentation from Research Students
Professor Helmut J. Schneider (University of Bonn)
Guest speaker: Günter Blamberger (University of Cologne / Director of the Morphomata Institute of Advanced Studies)
On 27 November 2019, the third Thomas Mann Lecture took place at the ETH Zurich. The lecture, given by Professor Rüdiger Görner, focused on the visual media that Thomas Mann used very early and consciously for his self-representation in public as an author.
For more information and to watch the lecture (in German), please click HERE.
Anglo-German cultural transfer in art, architecture and design from the late 18th to the mid-20th centuries provides a wide and fascinating field of research: The import of the english landscapegarden, neo-palladianism, neo-gothic, the aesthetics of the picturesque and the innovations of the industrial revolution on the continent was matched by the growing english interest in the achievements of german romantic idealism: for instance public education (Bildung) by stately art-and-craft schools, academies, museums, monuments and neo-humanistic building programmes. The lecture presents a fairly unknown chapter of this subject:
Leo von Klenze (1784-1864), Court Architect and Chief Surveyor of Public Building in Bavaria, in 1836 was invited to London by the Select Committee of Arts and Manufacture for a Hearing to rise taste in Britain, especially in regard to the applied arts. As the leading capacity in modern museum-architecture Klenze in 1851 returned to London from St. Petersburg, where he had inspected the rise of his New Hermitage Museum, to visit the World Exhibition (and nearby to critize Paxton´s Crystal Palace). Nevertheless, suggested by Prince Albert, he received the Gold Medal of the RIBA and in 1853 was again invited by the House of Commons to the Select Committee on the National Gallery, where he fostered Henry Cole´s (unrealized) plans for a new National Museum to be erected in Hyde-Park by very innovative ideas. His flexible Neo-Grec, which allowed to combine diverse historic elements with a modernist, functional structure was highly esteemed in Britain.
How do you express national guilt and apology rather than pride and patriotism? How do you remember what you would rather forget?
In this country, very little is known about Germany’s unique post-WW2 process of remembrance. With all traditional forms of memorial deemed irrelevant and inappropriate, German artists instead sought ways to honour the victims of one of history’s darkest periods. The ensuing and on-going ‘counter memorial’ movement places extraordinary art forms in key locations often at the heart of German cities, encouraging visitors to take personal responsibility for keeping the memories and lessons of the past alive. The results are brave, challenging, moving and inspiring.
Angela Findlay is a professional artist, accredited lecturer and writer with a long career of teaching art in prisons both in England and Germany. Her Anglo-German roots and interest in the redemptive role of art in society led to extensive research into Germany’s complex post-WW2 process of remembrance and the transgenerational transmission of trauma/guilt. Angela is currently writing a book further exploring these subjects.
This international conference marked the outstanding contributions to British-German cultural exchange by four key figures, all born in 1819: Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, George Eliot and Theodor Fontane. In four thematically oriented sections, this landmark conference considered aspects of British-German cultural transfer in the areas of literature/ history of thought; travel; science/knowledge; arts & music. Some of the leading experts in the field contributed to the exploration of affinities and differences between these cultures in the Victoria era. The thematic scope of the conference ranged from respective forms of mutual perception in various areas of cultural life at the time, royal collecting practices, artistic, philosophical and literary renderings and reflection of Otherness.
This event took place at the Victoria and Albert Museum and was jointly supported by the Victoria and Albert Museum, Stadt Coburg, Germany and the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, the Queen Mary Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS), and the School of Language Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary University of London.
Conference organisers: Rosemary Ashton (UCL, Emeritus), Jana Riedel (Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, QMUL), Rüdiger Görner (Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, QMUL), Patricia Howe (QMUL).
Convenor: Rüdiger Görner
The extended area around Lake Constance/Bodensee, encompassing the Vierländereck of the surrounding parts of Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, has long been perceived as a transnational cultural and economic space. It defines itself as such in the International Bodensee Konferenz, and is promoted as an inter-regional area by the European Union.
The conference focused on writers from the 19th century to the present who have either resided in the wider area, and/or have depicted it in their work: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Jacob Picard, Hermann Hesse, Franz Michael Felder, Martin Walser, Michael Köhlmeier, Arno Geiger, Verena Roßbacher, Alissa Walser, Peter Stamm, Ursula Krechel, W.G. Sebald, Jacob Picard, Thomas Hürlimann, Karl-Heinz Ott and others.
This event took stock of literary traditions and recent developments as well as enabled new views on the question of trans/national literatures. The programme included readings by Verena Roßbacher and Alissa Walser on 8 May, and by Arno Camenisch on 9 May.
Conference organisers: Andrea Capovilla (Ingeborg Bachmann Centre, IMLR) and Rüdiger Görner (Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, QMUL).
Karl-Heinz Ott is an award-winning German author, dramatist, translator and musicologist. His literary works comprise novels, essays and plays. He subtly portrays the fragile worlds of middle-class people and includes casual references to current social problems. In his latest novel, Und jeden Morgen das Meer, Ott creates a calm atmosphere through his prosaic language and meticulous arrangement of details. It is impossible to determine whether the tranquillity he conveys is caused by contentment or resignation.
The novel begins and ends by the sea in Wales. 62-year-old Sonja Bräuning faces the sea each morning after her husband’s suicide three years ago. Bruno Bräuning had started to drink after having lost his Michelin star for the restaurant and hotel he inherited by Lake Constance, where even heads of states dined. Bruno’s brother takes over the restaurant with its debts and urges Sonja, who had been living and working on the estate for over 30 years, to leave. In her dreams Sonja is haunted by her loveless past full of duties and constraints. While reflecting on her dreams, identity and remaining chances in life she walks to a sometimes calm sometimes rough sea awaiting her.
In October 2018, the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations introduced the BASF Lecture Series on Anglo-German Matters, 2018-19. These lectures were given by authors, literary critics, academics and novelists. The fourth lecture was given by:
23.10.2018: Boyd Tonkin (London, novelist and literary critic) on: 'Sybille Bedford: the Germany and England of a "premature European"'
30.10.2018: Marcus Ferrar (Vice Chairman of the Dresden Trust) on: 'Dresden 1945: a troubled conscience and the path of reconciliation'
19.11.2018: Manfred Pfister (Freie Universität Berlin), Hamlet and Germany launch event in cooperation with the Globe Theatre Education of Kaltërina Latifi's edition of A.W. Schlegel's translation of 'Hamlet'
12.02.2019: Gisela Holfter (University of Limerick, Centre for German-Irish Relations) on: 'Anglo-German versus Irish-German Relations - Some thoughts on differences, similarities and shared experiences?'
05.03.2019: Petra Rau (University of East Anglia) on: 'You will finish this sentence': the German writer and the English reader
An Evening with Tobias Amslinger, Director of the Max Frisch-Archive, Zurich
Tobias Amslinger, Director of the Max Frisch-Archiv in Zurich (Switzerland) will give a presentation on the Swiss dramatist and novelist Max Frisch (1911-1991), renowned for his characterisations of the moral conundrums in the 20th century. Tobias Amslinger will offer a general overview of Frisch’s life and work as well as providing us with a closer look into the archive’s treasures, exemplified by Frisch's notebooks and other manuscripts. The talk will be given in German, Q&A both in German and English.
Max Frisch-Archiv at the ETH-Bibliothek (Library).
Globe Education together with the CAGCR hosted the launch event for the Centre's Visiting Research Fellow Dr. Kaltërina Latifi's critical edition of August Wilhelm Schlegel's translation manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet on 19th November 2018 on the premises of the London Globe Theatre. The occasion was marked by Professor Manfred Pfister of Freie Universität Berlin with a lecture on 'Hamlet in Germany' and Dr. Latifi with an instructive presentation of her edition.
This was part of the BASF Lecture Series on Anglo-German Matters, which was launched in October 2018.
The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations welcomed Writer-in-Residence Judith Kuckart to the Centre in the autumn of 2018. Judith Kuckart is a German dancer, choreographer, director and author. Her works range from plays to radio plays and from novels to stories. In the past, the author cooperated with other colleagues like fine artists, so that another layer was added to her keenly observant and precise formulated narrations.
Looking back from the perspective of 1989, the film historian Thomas Elsaesser famously referred to Heinrich von Kleist as ‘the patron saint of the New German Cinema’. Yet the impact of the writer and his work was by no means confined to the post-war period and the generation of 1968. Paul Legband’s silent version of Die Marquise von O (1920), Gustav Ucicky’s UFA-production of Der zerbrochne Krug (1938) and Leni Riefenstahl’s (unrealised) Kleist-project Penthesilea of 1939 serve as reminders of just how far earlier filmmakers were in thrall to the supposedly atavistic character of Kleist’s literary œuvre.
By contrast, in the GDR, the DEFA studio’s cautious attempt to rehabilitate the legacy of an author who had been condemned as politically reactionary by Lukács and others underlines just how problematic Kleist’s work could be for those seeking to use it for explicitly ideological purposes. Written during a period of political turbulence, and suspended between the poles of Enlightenment and Romanticism, Kleist’s plays and stories have been exploited by filmmakers in the late twentieth- and early twenty-first centuries as a lens through which to explore the role of violence in bringing about revolutionary change. At the same time, in films such as Hans Neuenfels’s Heinrich Penthesilea von Kleist (1983-88) and Helmer Sanders-Brahms’s Heinrich (1977), the Amazo Penthesilea, has been presented as evidence of what some would see as her creator’s modernity. On closer examination, however, the nexus of gender and violence that we find in these and more recent films suggests that the role of violence in Kleist’s work (and its relationship to the project of enlightenment) is more complex than many filmmakers have been willing to acknowledge.
Queen Mary University of London
Organizer: Dr. Kaltërina Latifi, Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR)
This exploratory workshop was designed to investigate aspects of the legacy of the Romantic fragment in literary and philosophical discourses in English and German literature around 1900. Its aims were:
Speakers were also invited to consider submission of their papers to the Editor of the CAGCR’s peer-reviewed Yearbook ANGERMION (de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston).
Evelyn Schlag, one of Austria's most distinguished poets, and acclaimed translator Karen Leeder will read from Schlag's new collection of poetry, All Under One Roof, due to be published by Carcanet Press this spring. They will be joined by award-winning British poet Phoebe Power who will read from her debut collection, Shrines of Upper Austria (Carcanet, February 2018). The readings will be introduced by Rüdiger Görner (Queen Mary, University of London).
More about the Ingeborg Bachmann CentreSponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum, London
In recent years, the phenomenon of political myth has attracted increasing scholarly attention. In its wake, the concept of political myth has begun to establish itself as a relevant concept of political theory. The increasing interest in political myth seems to be related to the rapidly changing landscape of contemporary politics. Especially in the context of political rhetoric, identity politics and collective action, the theory of political myth has often proved to be a vital source of fresh and illuminating insights.
Since Chiara Bottici’s A Philosophy of Political Myth (2007), the theoretical framework of political myth has been successfully enriched by integrating seminal concepts from Hans Blumenberg’s theory of myth. Under the influence of Bottici’s work, recent theorists of political myth tend to underline, for instance, that one of the most important functions of political myths is to create ‘significance’. But what does it mean to create significance, as a specific dimension of political communication or political action? How do political myths construct collective identities and thereby affect political agency? Are political myths always nefarious and related to propaganda and misinformation, or might they have a legitimate use under some circumstances?
The workshop will focus on the importance of the work of Hans Blumenberg in relation to these questions and will offer close readings and interpretations of two recently published texts from the Blumenberg Nachlass: ‘Präfiguration’ (which deals with political myth and its relation to National Socialism) and ‘Moses der Ägypter’ (which examines the use of political myth in relation to the trial of Adolf Eichmann), and include lectures on Blumenberg’s most fruitful and challenging contributions to developing a more refined theory of political myth.
Felix Heidenreich (IEP, Paris/University of Stuttgart)
Jean-Claude Monod (ENS, Paris)
Herbert De Vriese (University of Antwerp)
Geert Van Eekert (University of Antwerp)
Angus Nicholls (Queen Mary, University of London)
Held in conjunction with the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary, University of London, and the Centre for European Philosophy at the University of Antwerp.
Professor Rüdiger Görner delivered a Keynote Lecture on 15th March 2018 at the Humboldt Colloquium in Oxford: 'Moving Forward - The UK-German Research Network in a Changing World'. The title of his keynote was 'Brexism or: How to Emerge from Political Psychosis'
"For almost two years we have been watching on a daily basis a political farce with increasingly tragic undertones. The play is called As You Cannot Like It Or: All Pretends to be Well that Began Badly. The problem is that in this play we are not only spectators; embarrassingly, we have volunteered, or been compelled, to become stagehands in this on-going production riddled with inconceivable blunders and collapsing props..."
To read the full lecture, download the AvHumboldt Vortrag - 15 March 2018 [PDF 119KB].
Writer-in-Residence, Alissa Walser, read from her work, together with her colleague Katharina Hacker.
Alissa Walser works as a painter, as well as an author, and translator. Her writings include stage plays, novels and essays. Her painterly eye is acutely attuned to the situations of everyday life and she has a knack for condensing these into precise analytical phrases. Moreover, Walser often enriches her texts with her sketches and thus turns these writings into multimodal compositions. Her first novel Am Anfang war die Nacht Musik (mesmerized)concerned the celebrated Viennese doctor Franz Mesmer in the late 18th century and his patient Maria Theresia Paradis, a blind but highly skilled pianist.. In 2017 the film Licht produced by the Austrian director Barbara Albert rekindled interest in the story about the controversial doctor with his magnetism treatments and his patient who is torn between “an ordinary life in the light - or an extraordinary life as a pianist in darkness.”
After taking courses in Jewish Studies, Philosophy and history at the University of Freiburg, Katharina Hacker went on to pursue her studies in Jerusalem, and lived in Israel for 6 years, working as a teacher. Since 1997 she has been living as a freelance writer in Berlin. Hacker’s first work was a tribute to the city of Tel Aviv. Her most recent novel, Skip marks a return to that city and the intellectual traditions associated with it. In the meanwhile Hacker has established herself as a Berlin novelist of the first rank, but also as one who is also able to breathe new life into myth on the one hand and the Dorfgeschichte, or village tale on the other, and who brings a particular sensitivity to her portrayal of Germany’s past.
This three-day conference was in collaboration with QMUL's Centre of Anglo-German Cultural Relations; Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, University of Cologne; Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Geschichte und Theorie der Biographie, Wien; Goethe Institut, London; and the University of Notre Dame – The London Global Gateway (host institution)
This conference was the first in a series organized by The Centre for Anglo-German Cultural relations at Queen Mary University of London, The Morphomata Institute for Advanced Study in the University of Cologne and the Ludwig Boltzmann Centre for Biographical research in Vienna, and focussed predominantly on 19th and 20th century examples of biographical writing with reflections on practices in, and resonances of, this genre. Some of the questions that were addressed on a comparative basis referred to the cult of biography, the pitfalls of “hero and hero-worship” (Carlyle) and its ambiguous impact on the culture of biography, individualism and biography, practices of writing biographies in Britain and Germany and their cultural status.
One-day conference at the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, Queen Mary University of London. In cooperation with the Swiss Embassy London, the Goethe Institute London, Leo Baeck Institute at QMUL, and Mrs Julia Rosenthal (London/Oxford)
Convenor: Professor Rüdiger Görner (CAGCR/QMUL)
Conference Assistant: Ms Richelle Whitehead, B.A. (QMUL)
The date of 28 March 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Oscar Levy, the editor of the first authorised English translation of Friedrich Nietzsche’s works. (1909-1913, 18 vols.). Levy was also the translator of Heine, Gissing and Disraeli, as well as being a poet, essayist and critic in his own right. Together with his essays on Nietzsche, including fascinating studies into the history of the philosopher’s early reception in Britain, this unique body of work is nowadays largely forgotten.
The anniversary provides an ideal occasion for a re-appraisal of his engagement with Nietzsche’s works in the context of his wider European concerns. Together with the Leo Baeck Institute, the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary University of London will hold a one-day conference on Levy’s intellectual legacy with major emphasis on his Nietzsche studies. Contributors will include Professors Christian Benne (Copenhagen), Duncan Large (UEA) and Dan Stone (RHUL). A new edition of Levy’s letters during the gestation of the Nietzsche translation and its subsequent worldwide diffusion, as well as a facsimile edition of his last, most controversial polemic work, ‘The Idiocy of Idealism’ (William Hodge: 1940) – the blurb for this book written by George Bernard Shaw characterises Levy as a “thoroughly tactless Nietzchean [sic] Jew” – are planned to be available at the conference.
This conference was sponsored by The Swiss Embassy, London.
Barbara Honigmann is unquestionably one of the most interesting and important authors writing in German today. And one of the reasons why her work matters so much has to do with its very marked autobiographical dimension. This pertains not only to her extraordinary life as the only daughter of two influential Jewish intellectuals in the GDR, who for the last 30 years has made a life for herself as a practising Jew, a German writer, a mother and a helpful neighbour in the French border city of Strasbourg, but also and above all to the exceptional way in which she invests her work with her personality.
A reading by Barbara Honigmann is therefore something very special – particularly since she was trained in the theatre. And the reading she will be giving on the 13th of March as part of Queen Mary’s Writer in Residence programme, supported by the Deutscher Literaturfonds, will have the added attraction of featuring texts translated specially for the occasion by final year students working in close collaboration with the author.
By the 1900s William Blake featured in articles and chapters on English Painting, and often in connection with book-illustration or the Pre-Raphaelites. According to Richard Muther, Blake’s artistic practice was the result of spontaneous and uncontrollable bursts of creative energy. Julius Meier-Graefe, by comparison, was disparaging of Blake’s visions and affinities with mysticism (Swedenborg and Böhme) altogether. The critical modelling of Blake was further propelled in the more nuanced and distinctly more positive writing of Rudolf Kassner and Helene Richter: Kassner’s Die Mystik, Die Künstler und das Leben (1900) and Richter’s William Blake (1906). Touching on the main trends in the artistic and critical responses to Blake, this paper will focus on the German-Jewish artist Ludwig Meidner (1884-1966), who belonged to the mystical wing of Expressionism.
Meidner identified with Blake. Such is the agreement in the existing literature. Thomas Grochowiak, for example, writes that, when in London in the 1940s, ‘Meidner’s most important and exciting encounter was with the works of the painter-poet-mystic William Blake’ (1966, 200). Meidner, however, claimed (repeatedly) that he had known of Blake while living in Germany. In its case study, this paper will map and re-evaluate Meidner’s responses to Blake.
Sibylle Erle, FRSA, is Senior Lecturer in English at Bishop Grosseteste University Lincoln, author of Blake, Lavater and Physiognomy (Legenda, 2010), co-editor of Science, Technology and the Senses (Special Issue for RaVoN, 2008) and volume editor of Panoramas, 1787-1900: Texts and Contexts (5 vols., Pickering & Chatto, 2012). With Morton D. Paley she is now co-editing The Reception of William Blake in Europe (Bloomsbury). She has co-curated the display “Blake and Physiognomy” (2010-11) at Tate Britain and devised an online exhibition of Tennyson’s copy of Blake’s Job for the Tennyson Research Centre (2013). Apart from reception, she is working on ‘character’ in the Romantic period.
Sir Anthony Douglas Cragg is one of the most distinguished sculptors of our time. He was introduced by the President of Royal Academy of Arts in London, Christopher Le Brun. The event took place on 26th January 2017 in the Preston Lecture Theatre of the newly opened Graduate Centre of Queen Mary. Professor Cragg spoke about The Sculpture in my Life, which entailed wide/ranging reflections of the creative process as such and significance of the material in generating aesthetic experiences. Professor Cragg, a former Principal of the Academy of Arts in Düsseldorf who has been living in Germany (Wuppertal) for more than thirty years, provided his large and highly appreciative audience with invaluable insights into his conception of art and its indispensable place in society.
The event was connected with the launch of Vol IX of the ANGERMION, the Centre's yearbook published by de Gruyter (Berlin/New York).
Mile End Campus, Francis Bancroft Building, room 1.06, 5pm - 6:30pm.
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Germany regained its position at the centre of Europe with its reunification and with the EU's enlargement to the east. Germany has changed radically since the Second World War. It is more comfortable with its identity and with its place in Europe - more so than either France or Britain. Yet its leadership of the new European project remains reluctant - even though it is inevitable. This lecture sought answers to the questions this poses: how will Germany cope with the many challenges Europe faces? How will others cope with its role in meeting those challenges? And what does this all mean for the future of Europe on the world stage of the twenty first century?
Lord Green has written four books – Serving God? Serving Mammon?  Good Value, Choosing a Better Life in Business , Reluctant Meister - How Germany's Past is Shaping its European Future  and The European Identity – Historical and Cultural Realities We Cannot Deny .
Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) Lecture, organised by the CAGCR's Linguistics section and KCL: MMag. Erika Erlinghagen (Wien): "Die deutschsprachige Minderheit in Ungarn. Das Problemfeld der Sprache und Identität in der Literatur". King's College London (KCL); the event was co-organised and hosted by Ulrike Pavelka MA, Lecturer in German and Deputy Team Leader for German, KCL.
THOMAS KLING - POETIC BATTLEFIELDS In collaboration with the Goethe Institute. The two-part performance Poetic Battlefields brought together historical and contemporary perspectives on the poetry of the First World War. 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.
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 invited to a Reading with German author Peter Schneider who is highly regarded in Germany. Peter gave an insight into his current work. Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, Lockkeeper's Cottage. Event Poster [PDF 221KB].
24.09.2015 5th anniversary of the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) London Branch. Lecture organised by the German Embassy and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Dr Falco Pfalzgraf (QMUL): "Grillhähnchen versus Broiler: Deutsch vor und nach der Wiedervereinigung" Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Scott Room, Whitehall. For full event information please go here.
16.-18.09.2015 Rilke im Weltbezug (with emphasis on Rilke in English Translation and the Anglophone Literature) Conference in collaboration with the Internationale Rilke-Gesellschaft, the Austrian Embassy and the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre.
4.-5.09.2015 Annual Meeting of the German Historical Society with a specialist panel of Anglo-German Cultural Relations
21.5.2015 Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) Lecture, organised by the CAGCR's Linguistics section and UCL: Prof. Dr. Nils Langer (Bristol): "Unsichtbare Sprachen im 19. Jahrhundert - Sprach(en)kontakt in der Geschichte des Deutschen". University College London (UCL); the event was hosted and co-organised by Dr. Geraldine Horan, German Department, UCL.
18.–20.5.2015 Waves of Difference – Trends and Tendencies in Contemporary German Literature To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Queen Mary's Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations and its Writers in Residence Programme the CAGCR devised Waves of Difference – a festival which celebrated the Centre and its programme by showcasing contemporary German Literature at its best. For this occasion six prizewinning former residents – Angela Krauß, Terézia Mora, Matthias Politycki, Gregor Sander, David Wagner and Michael Wildenhain – gave readings in different locations in and around London. All six writers also came together in evening for the highlight of the festival: a bilingual reading and discussion at the Goethe Institute London, hosted by the renowned journalist and broadcaster Rosie Goldsmith under the title “Trendspotting. Six German Authors in London”. (Waves of Difference Press Sheet [PDF 8,034KB])
10.03.2015 Writer in Residence Ilija Trojanow: Reading from his works Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, Arts One, Hitchcock Cinema
12.02.2015 Writer in Residence Ilija Trojanow at the UCLU German Summit 2015 Our Writer in Residence Ilija Trojanow [PDF 905KB] gave a talk at the UCLU German Summit 2015. Title: 'Requiem for the Future: Writing a novel about catastrophic climate change' UCL Bloomsbury campus
29.01.2015 Lecture to launch the 'Germans in Britain' Exhibition Queen Mary University of London in partnership with the Migration Museum launched the 'Germans in Britain' Exhibition. Emilie Oléron Evans delivered a lecture entitled "Nikolaus Pevsner, a 'Kunsthistoriker' in Britain". Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus
26.01.2015 Angermion Lecture 2015 On 26 January 2015, Ambassador Peter Ammon and his wife Marliese Heimann-Ammon hosted the Angermion Lecture 2015 with Professor Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). This event formed part of the German Embassy Talks series. For full event information please go here.
15.10.2014 Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) Lecture, organised by the CAGCR's Linguistics section: Viktor Nekrassov (St. Petersburg): "Deutsch an der Newa". Mile End Campus, Francis Bancroft Building, room 1.06, 6pm - 7pm.
01.-04.08.2014 Organised in partnership with the CAGCR: World War One International Conference "Perspectives on the 'Great' War / Rückblick auf den Ersten Weltkrieg" Queen Mary, University of London / Mile End Campus. Details here.
28.02.2014 Public reading and discussion with Philip Oltermann on his acclaimed book "Keeping Up with the Germans". Event organised by the CAGCR.
27.01.2014 The annual Angermion Lecture and launch of the latest issue of Angermion. This year's lecture was given by Neil MacGregor on the subject of "Wrestling with the Past: Exhibiting German History". For further information about the evening's events, please click here.
29.11.2013 Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) Lecture, organised by the CAGCR's Linguistics section: Winifred Davies (Aberystwyth): "Die Rolle von Mythen bei der Produktion Sprachlicher Normen." Mile End Campus, Francis Bancroft Building, room 2.41, 6pm - 7pm.
25.11.2013 Public reading & discussion Kristof Magnusson, CAGCR Writer in Residence, courtesy of CAGCR Literature section.
08.10.2013 Event organised by the CAGCR's Literature section, in co-operation with Aston University and the DAAD: German writer Klaus Böldl will read from his latest novel "Der nächtliche Lehrer" ("The Nocturnal Teacher"). Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus. George Steiner Room, Lockkeeper’s Cottage, 6 pm.
02. - 03. May 2013 Interdisciplinary Conference " Money Matters – Transactions between Money and Literature" Mile End Campus, France House Lounge (number 55 on our campus map [PDF 945KB]). Conference programme here [PDF 630KB].
20.03.2013 Organised by the QMUL German Society in co-operation with the CAGCR Literature section: Acclaimed journalist Marcus Ferrar will be discussing his book "A Foot In Both Camps: A German Past For Better And For Worse". Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus. George Steiner Room, Lockkeeper’s Cottage, 5.30 pm. Directions here.
14.03.2013 Organised by the CAGCR Literature section, in co-operation with King's College London: Dr Lara Feigel (KCL), Dr Elaine Morley (QMUL), and Matthwew Spender: "Stephen Spender in Germany, 1945" Venue: University of London, Senate House, Senate Room, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, 6pm. Details here [PDF 29KB].
01.03.2013 Event organised by the CAGCR Literature section: Birgit Vanderbeke Das Muschelessen - The Mussel Feast: Reading and Discussion. Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus. George Steiner Room, Lockkeeper’s Cottage, 5pm. Directions here.
06.02.2013 Talk organised by the CAGCR's section: Dr Lara Feigel (King's College, London): 'Beyond Enemy Lines: British Writers in Germany 1945-1949' Venue: Arts One Building, room 2.07 Mile End Campus, 5pm
21.01.2013 By invitation only: ANGERMION LECTURE (Launch of vol. 5) Volker Schlöndorff in conversation with Rüdiger Görner The Residence of the German Embassy, 19:00 Sponsored by RolandBerger Strategy Consultants
16.11.2012 Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) Lecture, organised by the CAGCR's Linguistics section: Dr. Birte Arendt & Dr. Jana Kiesendahl (Greifswald): ",Sprache‘ ohne Artikel. Das geht gar nicht! - Form, Funktion und Wirkung von sprachkritischen Äußerungen in Kommentarforen". Mile End Campus, Francis Bancroft Building, room 2.41, 6pm - 7pm. Directions here.
30.10.2012 Linguistics Lecture: Prof. Torsten Leuschner (Gent): "New Vistas for Contrastive Linguistics: Recent Issues, Topics and Methods, with Special Reference to German and English". Abstract . 30 October 2012, Mile End Campus, Francis Bancroft Building, Room 1.02.6 (follow 'CAGCR' signs), 6pm - 7pm. No direct access from Mile End Road but via Westfield Way. Number 30 (not 31) on our campus map [PDF 945KB].
10.10.2012 Talk organised by the CAGCR's Literature section:CAGCR Writer in Residence 2009 Angela Krauß im Gespräch: Das im Leben verborgene Gedicht. Mile End Campus, Francis Bancroft Building, Room 426, 11am - 1pm. No direct access from Mile End Road but via Westfield Way. Number 30 (not 31) on our campus map [PDF 945KB].
22.06.2012 Interdisciplinary Colloquium "Face to Face – Encounters between the Arts and Sciences" Mile End Campus, Lock Keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room, from 9.30am. Click for directions. Download programme as PDF [PDF 205KB] or . The colloquium is free to attend. Registration is essential due to limited spaces. Please contact the organisers: Annja Neumann / Marcela Pozarkova
06. - 08.06.2012 Stefan Zweig and Britain. An international conference in London.
16.03.2012 Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) Lecture, organised by the CAGCR's Linguistics section: Prof. Peter Lutzeier (Birmingham): "Jedes ausgesprochene Wort erregt den Gegensinn". Mile End Campus, Lock Keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room, 6 pm. Click for directions.
24.01.2012 ANGERMION Lecture (Launch of vol. 4) The Centre for AGCR's and German Embassy’s Annual Lecture Andrew Graham Dixon: "Reflections on the Art of Germany" Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus. ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, 6.30pm. Click here for more information
28.10.2011 Linguistics Lecture: Prof. Torsten Leuschner (Gent): "The German 'Drang nach Osten': Linguistic Perspectives on Historical Stereotyping". Mile End Campus, Lock Keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room, 17:00-18:30 Click for directions.
04.10.2011 Guest Lecture and Reading by Prof. Dr. Peter Gorny (Oldenburg), Goodyear, Phd Cand. (QMUL) and Marie Dettmer (Literary Composer): "Theodor Lessing, Leben im Lärm / Life in Noise". Mile End Campus, Lock Keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room, 17:00-19:00 Click for details [PDF 341KB], programme [PDF 318KB] and directions.
29.09.2011 Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) Lecture, organised by the CAGCR's Linguistics section: Dr. André Meinunger (Berlin): "Die Deutschen und ihre Sprache - Über Sinn und Unsinn bestimmter Einstellungen". Mile End Campus, G.O. Jones Building (Physics Building), room 609, 18:00-19:30
09. - 11.09.2011 Nietzsche Society Conference
28.-29.04.2011 Conference: Alltagssurrealismus in der deutschen Literatur
15. - 19.06.2011 Movens Conference on Cultural Relations
10. - 11.03.2011 Conference: Ilse Aichinger in England
07.12.2010 ANGERMION Lecture (Launch of vol. 3) Alfred Brendel in Conversation with Klaus Reichert The Residence of the German Embassy, 19:00 By invitation only Sponsored by Lufthansa
10. - 11.11.2010 Conference: English and German Nationalist and Anti-Semitic Discourse. Programme
03.11.2010 Joint CAGCR, German, and Department of History Event Professor Robert Norton (Notre Dame), organised by the CAGCR's Section. “Satan's Partner: Friedrich von Bernhardi and the Intellectual History of the First World War” Arts 2.07, 18:00
15. - 17.09.2010 Conference: Wolfgang Hildesheimer und England.
06.05.2010 Critic Meets Critic Christoph Bartmann in Converstation with Erica Wagner In collaboration with the Goethe Institut, London Thursday, 6 May 2010, 7pm Goethe Institut (London), 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PH
12.03.2010 Foundation of the London Branch of the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache [GfdS] / Association for the German Langugage. In the presence of His Excellency the German Ambassador Georg Boomgarden, the foundation ceremony was opened by Prof. Simon Gaskell, Principal of Queen Mary, University of London, and by Prof. Rudolf Hoberg, Chair of the GfdS Germany. The GfdS branch London is chaired by Dr Falco Pfalzgraf, QMUL. For full event information please go here.
09.02.2010 Linguistics Lecture Prof. Ulrich Busse (Halle-Wittenberg) "Which Role do Anglicisms Play in European Languages?" Arts 2.07, 18:00-19:30
Lecture Series 2010: ; in colloabration with: · Shakespeare's Globe [PDF 416KB] · The Goethe-Institut, London · The Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies · The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
18.12.2009 One Day Symposium on London in German Literature
03.12.2009 ANGERMION Lecture (Launch of vol. 2) Durs Gruenbein Reading from his Works St. George's German Lutheran Church 55 Alie Street, London E1 8EB
09.10.2009 e-Transfers Postgraduate Journal Workshop 9:30am-5:30pm, Dean Rees House, Charterhouse Sq.
01.05.2009 Postgraduate Workshop Invisible Women: English and German Women Playwrights Susanne Kord (University College, London) and Kate Newey (University of Birmingham)
27.02.2009 Intellectual History Lecture: Suzanne Kirkbright (CAGCR Visiting Research Fellow) “Karl Jaspers Recreated: Translation Notes on Jaspers' Philosophy of Existenz” Steiner Room, Lockkeeper’s Cottage, 5:00-6:30pm
30.01.2009 Lecture Eva Wittenberg (Potsdam) & Kerstin Paul (Potsdam) “'Aşkım, Baby, Schatz...' – Anglicisms in a multiethnic youth variety of German” Steiner Room, Lockkeeper’s Cottage, 5:00-6:00pm
16.01.2009 Cultural Transfers / Drama Lecture Jürgen Grimm (University of Vienna) “British Edutainment – a Model for Europe? Results of an Empirical Study of Super Nanny TV in England, Germany and Austria” Steiner Room, Lockkeeper’s Cottage, 5:00-6:30pm Sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum, London
03.12.2008 ANGERMION Lecture (Launch of vol. 1) Dame Antonia S. Byatt Residence of the German Ambassador, London
21.11.2008 Joint Workshop organised by the CAGCR's Intellectual History Section with the Department of History (QMUL) on Roger Smith's book Being Human: Historical Knowledge and the Creation of Human Nature Click for the full programme Click here for information on Being Human
07.10.2008 Dept. of German/CAGCR Media Lecture, Klaus Radke (Cologne), “The German Media in a European and Global Context,” 6:00-7:30pm, Arts Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Queen Mary, Mile End Campus
25. - 27.09.2008 German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury CAGCR, Queen Mary, University of London
Research Colloquium 2008/09: Anglo-German Poetologies Around 1800 Organised by the CAGCR's Section.
13.03.2008 Lecture Melani Schröter (Reading): "The Thatcher-Merkel Comparison in the British and German Press" Arts 2.07, 4pm-5pm
08.02.2008 Lecture Gerald Newton (Director of the University of Sheffield Centre for Luxembourg Studies and Professor of German at Sheffield University), “The English Influence on Luxembourgish”. Lock-keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room (1st floor), 4pm.
13.12.2007 Fontane Collection / Reception Dr. Eckhard Lübkemeier, Minister Plenipotentiary of the German Embassy, will officially hand over a cheque of more than £5,000 for the setting up of the CAGCR Fontane Library. He will also award the Fontane Fellowship, sponsored by the state of Brandenburg, to Dr. Patricia Howe. This is to honour her dedicated and outstanding research into the life and work of the German novelist, journalist and diplomat, Theodor Fontane. The event will be followed by a lunch reception, generously sponsored by the German Embassy and the Prof. Trevor Dadson, Vice-Principal for Humanities & Social Sciences. Council Room, Queens Building, 1pm-2pm
16.11.2007 Lecture Csaba Földes (Professor of German at the University of Pannonia, Veszprém / Hungary), “Das Verhältnis des Deutschen zum Englischen: Aspekte von Dominanz- und Kontaktdruck. Betrachtungen aus ostmitteleuropäischer Perspektive”. Supported by the Hungarian Cultural Centre. Lock-keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room (1st floor), 4pm.
09. - 10.11.2007 International Conference "Anglo-German Linguistic Relations", organised by the CAGCR's Section.Venue: Sir Christopher France House Common Room, Mile End Campus.
Lecture Series 2007/08: Geschichtsbilder
Research Colloquium 2007/08: Anglo-German Poetologies around 1800. Organised by the CAGCR's Intellectual History Section.
15.06.2007 Book Launch organised by the CAGCR's Intellectual History Section.: Paul Hamilton (Professor of English, Queen Mary, University of London), “Coleridge and German Philosophy: The Poet in the Land of Logic”. Dean Rees House, Charterhouse Square, 6-8 pm. Please click here for details.
08.06.2007 Linguistics Lecture: Rudolf Muhr (Professor of Austrian German at the University of Graz / Austria), “Anglizismen und Pseudo-Anglizismen im Österreichischen Deutsch”. Supported by the The lecture was kindly attended by Her Excellency The Austrian Ambassador, Dr Gabriele Matzner-Holzer. Lock-keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room (1st floor), 4pm.
04.05.2007 Anglo-German and Film: Thomas Mann Workshop The main speaker at this one day workshop was Professor Eberhard Görner (Berlin/Freienwalde) with a paper on “Thomas Mann und der Film” and a screening of Eberhard Görner’s film production of Thomas Mann’s early novella “Der kleine Herr Friedemann”
25. - 27.04.2007 International Conference: Anglo-German Mythologies in Literature, the Visual Arts and Cultural Theory.Organised by the CAGCR's Intellectual History Section.
23.03.2007 Linguistics Lecture: Felicity Rash (Reader in German Linguistics at Queen Mary, London), “The Influence of English on Swiss German”, Lock-keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room (1st floor), 4pm.
09.02.2007 Linguistics Lecture: David Yeandle (Professor of German at King's College London), “English Loan Words and their Gender in German - An Etymological Perspective”. Lock-keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room (1st floor), 4pm.
02.02.2007 Lecture: Greg Moore (St Andrews), “A Moral Force: Carlyle in Germany”. Lock-keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room (1st floor), 4pm.
23.01. - 31.01.2007 Creative Writing Worshop with tthe CAGCR Writer in Residence Sibylle Lewitscharoff
10.11.2006 Lecture: Anthony Stanforth (Emeritus Professor, formerly Chair of Modern Languages at Heriot-Watt University), “The influence of German on English”. Arts Building, room 2.07, 4pm-6pm.
03.11.2006 Autumn Workshop on the Reception of Ancient Greek Myth in Post-War British and German Literature, coordinated by Rüdiger Görner (QMUL) and Dieter Lamping (Mainz).
20.10.2006 Literature Lecture: Gerlinde Röder-Bolton (Surrey), “George Eliot in Germany,” Arts Building, room 2.07, 4pm-6pm.
11.05.2006 Book launch:
05. - 07.04.2006 Conference:
Lecture Series 2006/07: Poetry and Poetics after Celan
Research Colloquium 2006/07: Anglo-German Mythologies: Literature, Culture, TheoryOrganised by the CAGCR's Section.
Lecture Series 2005/06: Heinrich Heine's European Vocation
Research Colloquium 2005/06: Anglo-German Mythologies: Literature, Culture, TheoryOrganised by the CAGCR's Intellectual History Section.