From Sarmatia to Mare Nostrum
27 Apr 2017, 09:15 to 28 Apr 2017, 18:00
Conference / Symposium
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Taking Johannes Bobrowski’s ‘Sarmatia’ as a starting point, this conference aims to provide researchers with a forum to discuss how Central and Eastern European borderland narratives and poetics have changed in the course of the 20th to 21st century in German-language literature and other media, and how such processes may be interlinked with national, European or global discourses, structures and contexts. While the main focus is on shifts in narratives and poetics in the context of global migration and displacement of people in the 20th and 21st century, links between these and earlier narratives are taken into account.
Advance registration required for the conference.
In conjunction with the conference Sabrina Janesch will be giving a reading on the evening of 27 April. Attendance at the reading is free, however advance registration is advisable.
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