Paola Mayer + Rüdiger Müller

Our talk will focus on our forthcoming edition of Frey's short fiction and on our plan for an article on his tale, "Der Mensch." We will address such questions as: Who was Alexander Moritz Frey? What did his oeuvre look like? How does one create an anthology that will put him back on the literary map? What does a Robinsonade written in 1940 by an exile author look like?


Ron Broglio will trace back to the 18th-century sensibility movement contemporary post-humanist ideas of animals having a voice. In his talk, he will pursue what animal studies can push against in terms of the animal “rights” movement.

His publications include:

Join us for a reading group and then meet the author afterwards! Almost Everything Very Fast is German award-winning author Christopher Kloeble's 3rd book and his North American debut. (His 4th book, Die Unsterbliche Familie Salz, just came out in August.)