When: Thursday 23 February 2017, 5 – 7pm
Who: Institute of Modern Languages Research
Where: Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Born in East Berlin in 1949, Barbara Honigmann occupies a special position among the German-language writers of the post-war generation. The daughter of German-Jewish exiles to Britain, she began her career as a theatre director and writer in the GDR and, in 1984, moved to Strasburg, where she continues to write in German. In multi-layered, autobiographically inspired books such as the most recent Chronik meiner Strasse (2015), she engages with the complex subjectivity of her Jewishness, her rootedness in German language and literature, and her life in France, as mother, artist, and member of various intersecting communities. Barbara Honigmann will discuss her work with Robert Gillett (QMUL) in English.
This event is sponsored by the University of London Coffin Trust.
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