Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations

Event Archive

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October 2018 - May 2019

Anglo-German Research Colloquium 2018/19: How to consider Source Material

Convenor: Rüdiger Görner

 


08.-10. 05. 2019

Bodensee. Transnational Literatures of a Cultural Region

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).

 


19. 03. 2019

Reading of Writer-in-Residence: Karl-Heinz Ott

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.

 


23. 10. 2018 - 12. 02. 2019

BASF Lecture Series on Anglo-German Matters

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

 


05. 12. 2018

Sketches of Narration. Glimpses into the Max Frisch-Archive at the Library of the ETH in Zürich

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).

 


19. 11. 2018

Critical edition of August Wilhelm Schlegel's translation manuscript of Shakespeare's Hamlet

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.

 


14. 11. 2018

Writer-in-Residence Judith Kuckart reads from her works

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.

 


08. 10. 2018

London Kleist Lecture: Gender, Violence and Revolution with Professor Seán Allan

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.

 


01. 06. 2018

The Aesthetics of the Fragment in Anglo-German Literary Modernism

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:

  • To explore intellectual synergies between literary theory, aesthetic theory, art history and music
  • To identify thematic overlaps and differences in those respective disciplines
  • To consider cultural parameters around 1900 that suggested the fragment as a desired form of expression
  • To investigate matters of intentionality behind the fragment as a form of art
  • To consider examples in the reception of fragmentary works as well as the legacy of Romantic theory in this reception

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).

 


01. 05. 2018

'All Under One Roof' - 'Shrines of Upper Austria'

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 Centre
Sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum, London

 


17. 03. 2018

Hans Blumenberg and the Theory of Political Myth

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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.

Speakers: 

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. 

 


15. 03. 2018

Keynote Lecture - 'Brexism or: How to Emerge from Political Psychosis'

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].

 


12.02.2018

Joint Reading of Alissa Walser and Katharina Hacker

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.

 


14.-16.06.2017

International Conference on Biography in Britain and Germany: Comparing Theories and Practices                  

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.

 


31.03.2017

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.

 


13.03.2017

The Centre was delighted to welcome Barbara Honigmann, the Centre's Write in Residence during Spring 2017.

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.

 


03.03.2017

The Centre welcomed guest speaker Dr Sibylle Erle, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, to Queen Mary University of London to give a talk on "The Reception of Blake in Germany and Austria: On the Afterlife of his Art".

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.

 


26.01.2017

The ANGERMION Lecture 2017 was delivered by Professor Sir Anthony Douglas Cragg.

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).

 


20.10.2016

Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache (GfdS) Lecture; organised by the CAGCR's Linguistics section Prof. Dr. Dr. Georg Schuppener (Leipzig, Trnava, Aussig): "Warum 21 einundzwanzig heißt"

Mile End Campus, Francis Bancroft Building, room 1.06, 5pm - 6:30pm.

For details see: www.gfds.org.uk

 


16.02.2016

A Special Lecture: "Germany and the making of the new Europe"
Presented by Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint
Organised in association with the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary University of London.

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? [1996] Good Value, Choosing a Better Life in Business [2009], Reluctant Meister - How Germany's Past is Shaping its European Future [2014] and The European Identity – Historical and Cultural Realities We Cannot Deny [2015].

 


05.02.2016

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.

3.-5.11.2015

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.

26.10.2015

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 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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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

27.11.2006

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, Theory
Organised by the CAGCR's Section.

Lecture Series 2005/06:
Heinrich Heine's European Vocation

Research Colloquium 2005/06:
Anglo-German Mythologies: Literature, Culture, Theory
Organised by the CAGCR's Intellectual History Section.