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Rereading East Germany: Literature and film in the GDR

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road
Seminar Room

This volume is the first to address the culture of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as a historical entity, but also to trace the afterlife of East Germany in the decades since the fall of the Berlin Wall. It provides a 'rereading' of East Germany and its legacy as a cultural phenomenon free from the prejudices that prevailed while it existed.

The editor of the volume Karen Leeder (Professor of Modern German Literature, University of Oxford) will discuss these issues with:

Sara Jones (Senior Birmingham Fellow, University of Birmingham)
Marc Silberman (Professor of German, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Dennis Tate (Professor of German Studies, University of Bath)

The discussion will be chaired by Tom Smith (Lecturer in German, University of Oxford). Join us for a sandwich lunch from 12:30, with discussion from 13:00 to 14:00. 

Free, all welcome. No booking required, seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Part of Book at Lunchtime, a fortnightly series of bite size book discussions, with commentators from a range of disciplines.

Contact name: 
Hannah Penny
Audience: 
Open to all