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Open Lecture Halls during the Spring/Summer Semester

Three Public Lecture Series during the 2020 Spring/Summer Semester at Freie Universität Berlin

№ 045/2020 from Mar 03, 2020

Freie Universität Berlin cordially invites you to three free public lectures as part of the Open Lecture Hall program during the 2020 spring/summer semester. One series is devoted to various professional perspectives on democracy as a form of rule, society, and life. The other series look into world literary considerations on the work of the writer Paul Celan and into body designs and pictures in comics.

A series of lectures entitled “Comics – Art – Body. Construction and subversion of body images in comics” will begin on Thursday, April 16. Another lecture series on the topic of ¡Democracy! – history, present, future” will also be held Thursdays. On Tuesdays, beginning April 21, scholars and a writer will examine the work of Paul Celan (1920-1970) in a lecture series entitled “Paul Celan in a Global Literary Context,” and in particular, referring to the current relevance of his works in the global literary context. April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of his death; in November this year he would have been 100 years old.

Attendance is free of charge, and no registration is required.

Overview of the lecture series

Paul Celan im weltliterarischen Kontext

  • Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.; first lecture: April 21
  • Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Lecture Hall 2, U3 Dahlem-Dorf or Freie Universität (Thielplatz); Bus 110, M11, X83
  • Opening event: "Scherben und Sterne: Ein Porträt ohne Zentralperspektive": Reading and discussion with the Japanese writer Yoko Tawada
  • Conception: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Brokoff, Prof. Dr. Anne Fleig, Prof. Dr. Susanne Zepp-Zwirner

Comic – Kunst – Körper. Konstruktion und Subversion von Körperbildern im Comic.

  • Thursdays, 4 to 6 p.m.; first lecture: April 16
  • Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Lecture Hall 1 b, U3 Dahlem-Dorf or Freie Universität (Thielplatz); Bus 110, M11, X83
  • Opening event: "Abwesende Körper visualisieren. Die desaparecidos im Comic ‚Fußnoten‘ (2017)": Nacha Vollenweider (Córdoba, Argentinia)
  • Conception: Prof. Dr. Irmela Marei Krüger-Fürhoff, Dr. Nina Schmidt

¡Demokratie! – Geschichte, Gegenwart, Zukunft

  • Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.; first lecture: April 16
  • Fabeckstraße 23/25, Hörsaal –1.2009 (basement), 14195 Berlin, U3 Dahlem-Dorf; Bus 110, M11, X83
  • Opening event: "Politik! Oder was sonst? Plädoyer für eine zeitgemäße demokratische Politik: Prof. Dr. Gesine Schwan (Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform)
  • Conception: Prof. Dr. Martin Lücke, Matthias Sieberkrob

Further Information

Link to the Program



Freie Universität Berlin, Center for Continuing Education, Open Lecture Halls, Coordinating Office, Sebastian Treu, Otto-von-Simson-Straße 13, 14195 Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838 633 25, Email: sebastian.treu@fu-berlin.de