17 November 2020
Time: 6:00 - 7:30pm
Speaker: Professor Rüdiger Görner
The 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.
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.