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Barbara Honigmann at 70 (London, 25 February 2019)

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INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES RESEARCH
School of Advanced Study | University of London

'Damals, dann und danach'.
Barbara Honigmann at 70

When:   Monday, 25 February 2019
Where: University of London, Room G34 Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

A one-day event celebrating the 70th birthday of German author and artist Barbara Honigmann. The daughter of German-Jewish emigrants who returned to East Berlin in 1947 after a period of exile in Great Britain, she studied drama at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Having worked as a dramatist in Brandenburg and Berlin, she became a freelance writer in 1975 and in, 1984, left the GDR for Strasbourg, where she currently lives with her family. Her works include Der Schneider aus Ulm (1981), Eine Liebe aus Nichts (1991), Damals, dann und danach (1999) and, most recently, Chronik meiner Straße (2015). Among the prestigious literary prizes she has been awarded are the Ehrengabe der Deutschen Schillerstiftung (1996), the Kleist Prize (2000), and the Solothurner Literaturpreis (2004). To end the day, Barbara Honigmann will give a reading and discuss translations of her work.

Programme
9.30 Martin Brady (King's College London): 'Das kann und darf nicht wahr sein': Barbara Honigmann's Stage Adaptation of Das singende springende Löweneckerchen
Rapha Hoffmann (Leipzig): Signed out of the GDR. Die jüdische Perspektive in Roman von einem Kinde
Margaret May (IMLR, London): 'Die banalen Wörter "aus nichts"': Exploring the Sophisticated Simplicity of Barbara Honigmann's Narrative Style
11.00 Coffee
11.20 Malte Osterloh (Private Scholar): Erinnerung als Erlösung. Autobiographie und Heilserwartung im Werk Barbara Honigmanns
Withold Bonner (Tampere): 'Vielleicht ist es mein Großvater. Vielleicht auch nicht.' Fotografien und Postmemory in Texten von Barbara Honigmann
Reinhard Zachau (Sewanee, TN): Barbara Honigmann's German-Jewish Project
12.50 Lunch (own arrangements)
14.20 Lauren Hansen (New College of Florida): Migration as Textual Strategy in Barbara Honigmann's Eine Liebe aus nichts
Robert Gillett (Queen Mary University of London): Très affectueusement: Letters and Letter-Writing in the Work of Barbara Honigmann
Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR, London), Space, Time and Language in Das überirdische Licht
15.50 Tea
16.10 Katja Garloff (Portland, OR): On Diasporic Place-Making: Barbara Honigmann's Chronik meiner Straße
Tarek Mahmoudi (FU Berlin): Rue Edel, 67000 Strasbourg
Derek Wiebke (Seattle): '(Dis)locating Minor Literature in Barbara Honigmann's Chronik meiner Straße.
17.40 Wine
18.00 Barbara Honigmann: Reading and Conversation

Organisers: Robert Gillett (Queen Mary University of London) and Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR, University of London)

Barbara Honigmann's reading is sponsored by the Keith Spalding Trust

Advance registration required £30 (standard rate) | £25 (Friends of Germanic Studies/Italian at the IMLR) | £15 (students)
Booking now open: https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/17658


Institute of Modern Languages Research
School of Advanced Study
University of London
Senate House | Malet Street | GB- London WC1E 7HU
Website http://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk<http://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/>

The University of London is an exempt charity in England and Wales. We have cut carbon emissions from University buildings by 32% and are committed to cutting emissions by 43% by 2020. Please think before you print.




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