Bodensee. Transnational Literatures of a Cultural Region

Bodensee. Transnational Literatures of a Cultural Region
Date
8 May 2019, 7.00pm - 10 May 2019, 5.00pm
Type
Conference / Symposium
Venue
Bedford Room, G37, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

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 will focus 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 will take stock of literary traditions and recent developments as well as enabling new views on the question of trans/national literatures.

Conference organisers: Andrea Capovilla (Ingeborg Bachmann Centre, IMLR) and Rüdiger Görner (Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, QMUL)

Programme

Advance registration required. Registration fees:

All days: £50 (standard rate) | £45 (Friends of Germanic Studies at the IMLR) | £20 (students)
Thursday, 9 May only: £35(standard rate) | £30 (Friends of Germanic Studies at the IMLR) | £15 (students)
Friday, 10 May only: £25 (standard rate) | £20 (Friends of Germanic Studies at the IMLR) | £10 (students)

The programme features readings by 

Alissa Walser and Verena Roßbacher at the Austrian Cultural Forum on 8 May (http://www.acflondon.org/)

and by Arno Camenisch on 9 May (https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/19315). 

Seats are limited, so advance booking is essential. 

Contact

Jane Lewin
jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8966