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Twitter project allows you to witness East German Uprising “live”

    A historical Twitter project commemorates the 65th anniversary of a people’s uprising in the former East Germany. The project enables you to experience the People’s Uprising of 17 June 1953 in East Germany in ‚real time‘. On 17 June 2018 – the 65th anniversary of the uprising – 7 fictitious East German citizens will tweet […]

‘Kindertransport’ at Opera House Manchester from May 1st to 5th

Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Les Theatres de la Ville de Luxembourg in association with Selladoor Productions present Kindertransport by Diane Samuels. Directed by Anne Simon. Designed by Marie-Luce Theis. A deeply moving and timely modern classic about a woman’s struggle to come to terms with her past. Hamburg 1938: nine year-old Eva is forced onto a train by her desperate mother […]

February 21: Melbourne/Manchester Collaborative Research “Censorship in the GDR”

ALL WELCOME!!   Melbourne/Manchester Collaborative Research Censorship under Communism: Institutions and Agents of Control in Literary Communication in the German Democratic Republic   First Workshop Manchester 21 February 2017 10.30am – 5pm Venue: C138, Ellen Wilkinson Building (Meeting Room HCRI)     10.30 Alison Lewis and Steve Parker: Introduction to the Project 10.45 Alison Lewis: […]

Defying Dementia: Austrian author Arno Geiger at Lancaster University on January 26

Arno Geiger’s gripping memoir The Old King in his Exile dwells on the story of the author’s father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s and his efforts to reach out to him. As conventional communication fails, new forms of sharing and understanding have to be found. This honest account of a taboo subject raises unavoidable questions […]

Lecture by Ulrike Draesner – ‘Uncanny journeys: how stories travel across generations’

When ghosts talk and the uncanny is voiced in a transgenerational frame – what does this mean for our writing and reading of “the historical novel“? What contemporary forms and formats could it take in a world of (seemingly) ubiquitous availability of documents and facts? Author Ulrike Draesner’s talk will draw on examples from contemporary […]

Translation Workshop: Translating Children’s Literature (4 May 2016, University of Liverpool)

— “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” — “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” —“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master […]

German Translators’ Workshop (London)

Although it may be outside the North West, subscribers might be interested in a series of translation workshops taking place at the Goethe-Institut in London at 6pm on the first Tuesday of every month. These sessions are drop-in peer-to-peer workshop for literary translators between German and English. Participants can bring passages or queries from a translation they […]

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