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Axel Springer Lecture Series on German Literature

Contemporary German literature: Original and Hebrew translation
Contemporary German literature: Original and Hebrew translation

In 2011, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Freie Universität Berlin signed an agreement for strategic cooperation. In the framework of the partnership, The Axel Springer Lecture Series on German Literature is intended to give new impulses to German studies at the Hebrew University. The lectures are held in English and deal with the most important German-speaking writers. They are given by prominent German studies professors from Freie Universität Berlin and other German and international universities. The Lecture Series on German Literature is being sponsored by the Axel Springer Foundation. The lecture was designed and is being coordinated by Prof. Susanne Zepp along with Prof. Anne Fleig (German literature) and Prof. Joachim Küpper (Comparative literature) at Freie Universität Berlin, in close cooperation with their colleagues in Jerusalem, Prof. Yoav Rinon, head of the School of Literatures, and Dr. Karin Neuburger. The interdisciplinary DAAD Center for German Studies and the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center for German-Jewish Literature and Cultural History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are also involved.

Final Event with Herta Müller

Time: Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Place: Room 405, Beit Maeiersdorf, Hebrew University Mount Scopus, Jerusalem

Further information may be found here.

Program winter term 2014/15

Time and place of the lecture series:

Lecture: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, main building of the faculty of humanities, Mount Scopus, room 2105

Seminar: Thursdays, 2:30 p.m., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, main building of the faculty of humanities, Mount Scopus, room 2713

October 29 & 30, 2014

Nibelungenlied
Jan Dirk Müller (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

November 5 & 6, 2014

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Friedrich Vollhardt (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

November 12 & 13, 2014 Sophie von La Roche
Helga Meise (Université de Reims)
November 19 & 20, 2014 Friedrich Schiller
Jörg Robert (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
November 26 & 27, 2014 Heinrich von Kleist
Rüdiger Campe (Yale University)
December 3 & 4, 2014 Friedrich Hölderlin
Dieter Burdorf (Universität Leipzig)
December 10 & 11, 2014 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Dorothea von Mücke (Columbia University)
December 17 & 18, 2014 Heinrich Heine
Bernd Witte (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf)
December 24 & 25, 2014 Paul Celan
Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp/Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
December 31, 2014
& January 1, 2015
Theodor Fontane
Joachim Küpper (Freie Universität Berlin)
January 7 & 8, 2015 Georg Büchner
Gideon Stiening (Universität zu Köln)
January 14 & 15, 2015 Rahel Varnhagen
Barbara Hahn (Vanderbilt University)
January 21 & 22, 2015 Arthur Schnitzler
Gabriele Brandstetter (Freie Universität Berlin)
January 28 & 29, 2015 Ingeborg Bachmann
Sigrid Weigel (Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung Berlin)


Program summer term 2014

February 19 & 20, 2014

Opening Ceremony

Goethes Faust“

Hans-Jürgen Schings (Freie Universität Berlin)

Time and place: 6:30 p.m., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Mount Scopus, Beit Maiersdorf, room 405

February 26 & 27,  2014 Thomas Mann
Andreas Kablitz (Universität zu Köln)
March 5 & 6, 2014 Alfred Döblin
Gregor Streim (Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena)
March 12 & 13, 2014 Franz Kafka
Bernhard Greiner (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
March 19 & 20, 2014 Bertolt Brecht
Galili Shahar (Tel Aviv University)
March 26 & 27, 2014 Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Christoph König (Universität Osnabrück)
April 30 & May 1, 2014 Robert Musil
Anne Fleig (Freie Universität Berlin)
May 7 & 8, 2014 Uwe Johnson
Bernd Neumann (Technisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Universität Norwegens - NTNU, Trondheim)
May 14 & 15, 2014 Christa Wolf
Irmela von der Lühe (Freie Universität Berlin)
May 21 & 22, 2014 Heiner Müller
Doris Kolesch (Freie Universität Berlin)
June 11 & 12, 2014 Elfriede Jelinek
Sigrid Löffler (Berlin)
June 18 & 19, 2014 Herta Müller
Jürgen Brokoff (Freie Universität Berlin)

Further information:

Prof. Dr. Susanne Zepp, Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Romanische Philologie, Tel. 030 838- 52038, E-Mail: susanne.zepp@fu-berlin.de

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