Past Projects and Events
In the summer term 2017, roughly a year after the UK's referendum on Brexit, various national and international scholars joined us for a lecture series focusing on the cultural and historical contexts of the Brexit vote:
joined us for readings, creative writing workshops and lively discussions in Professor Rostek's class on "History, Politics, and the Nation in Contemporary British Plays".
Maria Milisavljevic, who is currently working at theatres in Toronto and Berlin, presented her anti-terror play Beben.
Catherine Grosvenor, who works as a playwright and translator, presented her current project, Brexit: An Abschieds-Song.
Gießener Anzeiger, 01 December 2017: http://www.lz-giessen.de/uploads/Dokumente/Pressestimmen/2017/Oktober-Dezember/GA_Milisavljevic.PDF
Gießener Anzeiger, 15 December 2017: http://www.giessener-anzeiger.de/lokales/kultur/abschiedslied-auf-europa_18393070.htm
A British author visiting Giessen:
During the winter term 2018/19, the British author Zara Karschay visited Giessen. Zara joined us for a reading of her first, as-yet unpublished novel Indulgence, a creative writing workshop and lively discussions in Prof. Dr. Rostek's class on "William Shakespeare's The Tempest and Its Contemporary Rewritings".
Gießener Allgemeine, 17 January 2019: https://www.giessener-allgemeine.de/regional/stadtgiessen/Stadt-Giessen-Die-Rache-einer-Mutter;art71,540925
Gießener Anzeiger, 18 January 2019: https://www.giessener-anzeiger.de/freizeit/kunst-und-kultur/kulturnachrichten/vom-giessener-kiz-ins-hamburger-mittelalter_19905398
LZG Archiv: https://www.lz-giessen.de/de/Indulgence-441/