A new two-semester lecture series on German literature will be launched on February 19, 2014, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in cooperation with Freie Universität Berlin. The series is intended to give a new impetus to German studies at the Hebrew University. The lectures, to be held in English, will deal with the most important German-speaking writers. They will be given by prominent German studies professors from Freie Universität Berlin and other German and international universities. The Axel Springer Lecture Series on German Literature is being sponsored by the Axel Springer Foundation. The lecture series will include 25 events and cover German literature from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. For the inaugural event, the presidents of the two involved universities, Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson and Prof. Peter-André Alt, and the German ambassador in Israel have been invited to give welcome addresses. The opening lecture will be held on Mount Scopus by Hans-Jürgen Schings, one of the preeminent experts on literature and drama of the Enlightenment and the Classical Period in German literature. Schings, a professor of German literature at Freie Universität Berlin, will give a lecture on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust.. Further information in the official press release.
Feb 19, 2014