Michael Götting is an author, journalist and curator. His novel Contrapunctus (Counterpoint) was published in September 2015.
The German Studies Forum aims to
Nikola von Merveldt researches children's literature and its historical context. Her studies focus on the history of the book as a material object and social medium that isn’t only the intellectual product of the author, but also the commercial, technological, and cultural product of an epoch.
"Julya Rabinowich’s Transnational Poetics: Remembering Border Crossings in Narrative and Theater"
A lecture by Christina Guenther, Bowling Green State University
Isis was the veiled goddess of nature who inspired German writers from Schiller to Novalis. Jean Paul Richter, too, fantasized about Isis: once one tried to lift the veil on nature, he said, the veil would continually extend itself.
Aristotle, esteemed as a great philosopher in the medieval world, also eked out a second existence there as a figure of fun and mockery.
Be it the depictions of castles and seductive sirens along the Rhine River in the poetry and prose of Brentano, Eichendorff, and Heine, the paintings of artists like Runge and Friedrich, or the fairy tales told by the Brothers Grimm, the German Romantics created landscapes whose images continue to resonate in the popular imagination.
By discussing the issues and problems that are currently central to their research in German Studies, these leading scholars will explore how literary studies can fulfill the expectations of an academic discipline and connect with wider society.
Galsan Tschinag reading from his novel (in German, with parallel passages in English) Der Blaue Himmel