Newsletter 8 / September 2021

Eva Horn © Eva Horn, Klaus Dörre © Angelika Osthues


Events at the Castle*

Science – Ecology – Activism
Eva Horn and Klaus Dörre in discussion
Moderation: Steffen Richter
Tuesday, 14 September, 5 p.m.
Castle Atelier

In the face of climate crisis and pandemic, science has taken on a new status in the social conversation. But scientists not only reflect on crisis symptoms, they also make proposals in collaboration or debate with activists that can become politically effective. This is especially true for ecological problems. In a conversation between the literature and cultural studies scholar Eva Horn and the economic sociologist Klaus Dörre, the relationship between science and activism is discussed with regard to ecological crises.

Judith Zander: "Johnny Ohneland“
Reading and Discussion
Music by: Katharina Franck
Moderation: Friederike Frach
Sunday, September 26, 2021, 4 p.m.
Castle Park (in the Garden Hall (Gartensaal) in case of bad weather)

With her second novel, Judith Zander has presented a kaleidoscope of self-discovery and memory. Written in the "you" form, she traces her main character layer by layer. It's about a girl who prefers to be Johnny instead of Joana, childhood in the GDR, youth in transition, the search for identity - including gender identity. The author worked on this novel for years, and the 500-page work was partly written in Wiepersdorf.

(*Participants of indoor events must provide proof of the extent to which they have been vaccinated, recovered or tested).

Virtual Events

Literature and Film: Günter Kunert
A lecture by film historian Günter Agde
Wednesday, 8 September, 7 p.m. (Recording in German language)

Throughout his life, the German poet Günter Kunert (1929 - 2019) wrote numerous texts for the cinema, and his films form a significant, yet hitherto largely unknown, part of the German cinematic repertoire. Kunert's short story "Zentralbahnhof" (1972), a work full of Kafkaesque ciphers and timeless and placeless allusions, has inspired quite a few German filmmakers to adapt this prose for the cinema.

Dialectic of Equality. Achim von Arnim’s anti-Jewish Speech in Context
Discussion with historian Stefan Hofmann and Theresa Eisele
Wednesday, 15 September, 7 p.m. (Recording in German language)

In the early summer of 1811, Achim von Arnim gave a speech in Berlin before the German Tischgesellschaft entitled “Über die Kennzeichen des Judentums”. In it, he addressed the question of whether and how Jews could be recognized in everyday life, making use of various anti-Jewish topoi. In a conversation with Theresa Eisele, a fellow of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf, historian Stefan Hofmann discusses Arnim's speech as a paradigmatic text of hostility towards Jews in the early 19th century.


Café in the Orangery

The café in the Orangery in the park of Wiepersdorf Castle is open on Sundays between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. during the summer season. The respective hygiene regulations apply.

The castle remains closed until further notice due to the reconstruction of the museum.


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