Public Reading & Discussion on authorship & disability

Thursday, March 31, 2022 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Dis/Ability in German Literature - Lecture Series (4)

Public Reading & Discussion on authorship & disability

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This talk is part of a series focusing on Dis/Ability Studies both within and beyond German Studies, organized by Professor Michael Boehringer as part of his Disability in German Literature course and sponsored by WCGS.

On Thursday, March 31, 2022 (1:00 -2:20 pm EST) Austrian author Mercedes Spannagel will give a public reading.

Talk Description: Wie es klingt, wenn es quietscht". Prize-winning short story by Austrian author Mercedes Spannagel about young competitive fencers, one of whom has lost a leg and is resuming her training with a prosthesis. Reading and discussion in German.

Bio: Mercedes Spannagel was born 1995 in Vienna, Austria. She has lived in Heidelberg and Salzburg and is currently studying in Vienna. She has published in literary journals and her short story "Wie es klingt, wenn es quietscht" (The way it sounds when it squeeks) won the F├Ârderpreis at the 1997 Rauriser Literaturtage. Her first novel, Das Palais muss brennen (The Palace Must Burn) was published in 2020 and has been nominated for the Austrian Book Prize.

All talks are free and open to the public and will be hosted on Zoom. If you would like to learn about the other talks in the series please visit our website.

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