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Images of History - Geschichtsbilder

Literary Constructions of Historical Worlds In Britain and Germany after 1900

Literarische Konstruktionen historischer Welten In Britannien und Deutschland nach 1900

Seminar Series 2007-2008

Venues:

German Historical Institute (GHI), Bloomsbury Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations (CAGCR), Queen Mary, University of London

Fridays, 5:00 – 6:30pm

A collaboration between the CAGCR and the GHI, this seminar shall see specialists in the field of German literature and history and English literature presenting short papers on literary works which engage in the representation of British and German History after 1900. Sessions will alternate between the GHI in Bloomsbury and the CAGCR at Queen Mary, Mile End Campus.

26 October

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 1

Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians (Andreas Gestrich, GHI).
Franz Werfel, Die vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh (Asthgik Simonyan, QMUL).
To be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury, 5pm-6.30pm

16 November

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 2

Virginia Woolf, Orlando or on Histrionics in History (Rüdiger Görner, QMUL).
Ricarda Huch, Wallenstein (Steffan Davies, University of Bristol).
To be held at CAGCR, Arts 2.17, 5pm-6.30pm

18 January

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 3

Robert Graves-Ranke, I Claudius (Katie Fleming, QMUL).
Jochen Klepper, Der Vater (Oliver Kohler, Mainz).
To be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury, 5pm-6.30pm

22 February

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 4

Dieter Kühn, Geheimagent Marlowe. Roman eines Mordes (Peter Ackroyd, Hawksmoor)
To be held at CAGCR.

14 March

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 5

Differing Constructions of 1980s Britain, The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst and GB84 by David Peace (John Morton, UCL).
Christoph Ransmayr, Die Schrecken des Eises und der Finsternis (Beate Muller, University of Newcastle).
To be held at CAGCR, Lock-keeper's Cottage, Steiner Room (1st floor), 5pm-6.30pm.

25 April

CAGCR Images of History - Geschichtsbilder Series, Session 6

“Ironie als Mittel der literarischen Geschichtskonstruktion bei Daniel Kehlmann," (Johanna Schwarz-Sprondel, Universität Freiburg.
To be held at the German Historical Institute, Bloomsbury, 5pm-6.30pm