Events | Conversation on Literature

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 11:00 am  |  Villa Quandt, Große Weinmeisterstraße 46/47, 14469 Potsdam


Location Villa Quandt, Große Weinmeisterstraße 46/47, 14469 Potsdam
Entrance 4,-/6,- EUR
Registration & Tickets 0331-280 41 03 or

Romanticism: Or Where Do We Go From There?

Marcel Lepper is joined in conversation with Gianna Molinari and Georg Klein

Retreat to the realm of dreams or transform the world through language? In recent years, contemporary authors have reanimated the romantic project – by creating abysmal scenarios and daring proposals. Which old paths have turned into dead ends, which can be tread anew? What does the return of romanticism mean in terms of literary memory? Marcel Lepper will discuss romantic ways of thinking and writing with Gianna Molinari and Georg Klein.

An event organized by Schloss Wiepersdorf Cultural Foundation in conjunction with the Literary Archive of the Akademie der Künste and in cooperation with the Brandenburgisches Literaturbüro

Gianna Molinari © Christoph Oeschger

Gianna Molinari, who was awarded the Clemens Brentano Prize in 2019, debuted last year with her novel, "Hier ist noch alles möglich" (Aufbau). As part of the art action group „Literatur für das, was passiert,“ she is committed to helping people forced to flee their homelands.

Georg Klein © picture-alliance Frank May

Georg Klein, winner of the Brothers Grimm Prize 1999, the Leipzig Book Fair Award 2010, and the Arno Schmidt Prize 2018, most recently published the novel "Miakro" (Rowohlt), which was also nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Award. The author is a member of the PEN Center Germany.


Marcel Lepper © Chris Korner

Marcel Lepper is Head of the Literature Archive of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, and teaches Modern German Literature at the University of Stuttgart. He was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton and Cambridge. He recently published „Goethes Euphrat. Philologie und Politik im West-östlichen Divan“ (Wallstein).

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